Named after Dame Dorothy Tangney 1911–85, first woman member of the Australian Senate 1943–68.
Tangney covers an area of approximately 70 sq km from the Swan and Canning Rivers to the north and east, with the proposed Roe Highway forming much of its southern boundary. The main suburbs include Applecross, Alfred Cove, Ardross, Attadale, Bateman, Booragoon, Bull Creek, Ferndale, Langford, Leeming, Lynwood, Melville, Mount Pleasant, Murdoch, Myaree, Parkwood, Riverton, Rossmoyne, Shelley, Willetton and Winthrop.
Some light industry in Willetton and Myaree with standard suburban housing throughout the remainder. Murdoch University is located in the south-west of the division.
See the Parliament of Australia website
For supporting information, see Party Codes, Demographic Ratings and Seat Status.