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Everything you need-to-know about the Pembroke by-election in Tasmania

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labor MLC Jo Siejka.

A by-election in the Tasmanian upper house seat of Pembroke is being held on September 10, following the resignation of sitting Labor MLC Jo Siejka.

Around 22,800 people are eligible to vote in the electorate, which is 32 square kilometers & includes suburbs such as Howrah, Risdon Vale & Warrane.

The seat is part of the federal electorates of Franklin, which is Labor-held.


Significant developments:

  • July 17: Siejka announces resignation

  • August 8: By-election date announced

  • August 10: Gregory Brown announced as Liberal candidate

  • August 12: All candidates confirmed



13 different people have been elected as independents in Pembroke since 1856, while the Liberals & Labor have only held it twice each.

Jo Siejka won the seat off the Liberals in a by-election in 2017, and was re-elected in 2019.

Labor ended up retaining the seat with a 1.20% swing towards them on a two-party-preferred basis.


Meet the candidates

5 candidates have been announced.

​Ballot order




Luke Edmunds



Gregory Brown



Deborah Brewer

The Greens


Hans Willink



Carlo di Falco

Shooters, Fishers & Farmers

Brewer ran in Nelson in 2019, while Willink ran in the same seat in 2013 under the label of 'Independent Liberal.'

Di Falco also ran in Pembroke in 2019.


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