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Division of Grey

Grey
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Grey (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created 1903
MP Rowan Ramsey
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir George Grey
Electors 100,749 (2013)
Area 904,881 km2 (349,376.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Grey is an Governor of South Australia from 1841–45 (and later Prime Minister of New Zealand).

The division covers the rural mid-north and north of South Australia, with a size of 904,881 square kilometres (349,377 sq mi) spanning 92% of the state. The borders of the electorate include the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders, in addition to much of the southern coastal border. The electorate spans to Marion Bay and Eudunda in the south. The main population centres of the electorate include Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.

Grey was held by Labor for much of its history, and was one of the few country seats where Labor usually did well. It remained in Labor hands from 1943 to 1993, except for one Liberal win at the landslide 1966 election. For most of that time, it was a fairly safe Labor seat.

However, since the 1993 election, the decline of the mining and pastoral vote has made it increasingly safe for the Liberal Party. Since [[Australian federal election, 1996|

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