Eric Hutchinson (politician)

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Eric Hutchinson
Administrator of Norfolk Island
Assumed office
1 April 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
David Hurley
Preceded byGary Hardgrave
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lyons
In office
7 September 2013 – 2 July 2016
Preceded byDick Adams
Succeeded byBrian Mitchell
Personal details
Eric Russell Hutchinson

(1965-06-19) 19 June 1965 (age 54)
Launceston, Tasmania
Nationality Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationBusiness manager

Eric Russell Hutchinson (born 19 June 1965) is a former Australian politician who represented the Division of Lyons in the Australian House of Representatives from September 2013 to July 2016 as a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]

He defeated Labor's Dick Adams in Lyons at the 2013 federal election, but was defeated after one term by Labor's Brian Mitchell at the 2016 federal election.[2]

Hutchinson was born in Launceston, Tasmania. He worked for various wool-exporting companies before entering politics in 2013, when he contested the seat of Lyons. He won the seat against Labor MP Dick Adams with a 1.2-point margin from a swing of 13.5 points.[1]

Hutchinson did not live in his electorate but in neighbouring Bass.[3]

After his defeat at the 2016 election, Hutchinson took up a role as an advisor to the President of the Senate, Stephen Parry. On 1 April 2017, Hutchinson began a two-year term as Administrator of Norfolk Island,[4] which was extended by a further two years in February 2019.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Eric Hutchinson Candidate for Lyons". Liberal Party of Australia. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Electorate: Lyons". Federal Election 2016. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2 July 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ "How local is local? The 12 MPs who don't live in the seats they're trying to win". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Former Tasmanian MP Eric Hutchinson appointed Norfolk Island administrator". ABC News. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Eric Hutchinson reappointed as Norfolk Island Administrator". Norfolk Online News. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Dick Adams
Member for Lyons
Succeeded by
Brian Mitchell
Government offices
Preceded by
Gary Hardgrave
Administrator of Norfolk Island