2007 federal election: Profile of the Electoral Division of Leichhardt
Updated: 9 February 2011
Named after Friedrich Leichhardt 1813–48, explorer and scientist.
Area and Location Description:
Leichhardt covers an area of approximately 150 366 sq km from the Torres Strait Islands in the north to Cairns and Edmonton in the south. The main towns include Bamaga, Cairns, Cooktown, Kuranda, Mossman, Port Douglas, Thursday Island and Weipa.
Map of Division:
Products/Industries of the Area:
Sugar, tropical fruit, aquaculture, cattle, fishing, mining and tourism.
- Turnour, J (ALP) 2007–
- Entsch, W (LP) 1996–2007
- Dodd, P G (ALP) 1993–1996
- Gayler, J (ALP) 1983–1993
- Thomson, D S (NCP/NP) 1975–1983
- Fulton, W J (ALP) 1958–1975
- Bruce, H A (ALP) 1951–1958
- Gilmore, T V (CP) 1949–1951
Current Member Details:
Please refer to the Parliament of Australia website
AEC Divisional Office Address:
Divisional Office Contact Details
2007 Federal Election Results:
House of Representatives results for Leichhardt
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.