Kerry Finch, since 2002.
Northern Tasmania. Rosevears covers the northeastern corner of Launceston, stretching along the eastern shore of the Tamar River to the north coast of Tasmania. Rosevears covers the entirety of the West Tamar council area, and a small part of the city of Launceston.
Rosevears gained the remainder of West Tamar council, around Frankford, from Rowallan. No other changes were made.
The seat of Rosevears has existed since the 1999 redistribution, when it replaced the seat of Cornwall.
Cornwall was won by Ray Bailey in 1990, and he was re-elected in 1996. When the redistribution was implemented, Bailey became the Member for Rosevears, but retired when Rosevears first came up for election in 2002.
Rosevears was won in 2002 by Kerry Finch, who was re-elected in 2008 and 2014. Finch has generally voted with the left wing of the Council.
Sitting independent MLC Kerry Finch is not running for re-election.
- Jack Davenport (Greens)
- Janie Finlay
- David Fry
- Vivienne Gale
- Jess Greene (Labor)
- Jo Palmer (Liberal)
Kerry Finch’s retirement makes this seat an open race. Janie Finlay has a high profile as an independent but Liberal candidate Jo Palmer, a former local journalist, is tipped as the favourite.
Booths in Rosevears have been divided into three parts: north, south and central. “South” covers the dense cluster of booths in the Launceston urban area.
Finch won a majority of the vote at every booth, ranging from 59.6% in the centre to 62% in the north. He also polled 59.3% of the pre-poll vote.
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Primary votes for Kerry Finch in Rosevears at the 2014 Legislative Council election