Craftian House of Representatives Division
The Division of Laidera (/laɪˈdɪrə/ lye-dirr-rə) is a Craftian federal division in the state of Jebsten. It was created in 1986 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first election in 1986. It is named after and located in the Laidera region of north-west Notchropolis, which is known for being an ethnic enclave for Reatinese Craftians. With 57.2% of the division's population identifying as indigenous, it is one of two Reatinese-plurality electorates in the country, the other being Leichhardt in Lumina, and is by extent the only Reatinese-majority electorate. The Division of Laidera also contains a significant Vietnamese Craftian population (comprising 22.6% of the electorate's population).
Due to the division's unique demographic makeup, it often votes idiosyncratically compared to the rest of the nation. Laidera was originally a highly marginal seat due to its status as a 'mortgage belt' electorate. From 1986 to 2013, it voted for a centre-left party at five elections (plus one by-election) compared to voting for a centre-right party four times. After 2013, the Craftian Conservative Party has only held the seat for 6 years. The division elected a member from the Mojang Democratic Party for three terms (2013 to 2022) owing to its large Reatinese population. Since 2040, the seat has been mostly safe for the Liberal Party of Craftia, and current member Michael Wan sits on a 20.98% majority, making it the Liberals' safest seat.
|Craftian federal election, 2070: Laidera|
|Total formal votes||91,549||95.94||+3.73|