Demographic Inner metropolitan
|Electors 72,445 (2014)|
Area 290 km²
Namesake William Denison
|MP Elise Archer (Liberal)
Scott Bacon (Labor)
Matthew Groom (Liberal)
Cassy O'Connor (Greens)
Madeleine Ogilvie (Labor)|
Party Labor (2), Liberal (2), Greens (1)
The Electoral Division of Denison is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly. The division is named after Sir William Denison, who was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (1847–55), and Governor of New South Wales (1855–61). The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Denision. At each state election; five members are elected to Denison through the single transferable vote.
The division is located on the western side of the Derwent River and includes most of the inner ring of the Hobart area. It includes the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and the suburban areas of Moonah, Battery Point, Sandy Bay and Taroona. Covering an area of 290 km² it is the smallest of the five electoral divisions.
The electorate has the highest Green vote in Tasmania. The Australian Labor Party polls strongly in Glenorchy and Moonah, whereas the Greens and Liberals obtain most of their votes in Hobart and Sandy Bay.
Remarkably two of its current members Scott Bacon (ALP) and Matthew Groom (Liberal) are both sons of former Premiers Jim Bacon and Ray Groom respectively.