Division of Corio
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Corio (green) in Victoria
|Area||989 km2 (381.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Corio is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. Named for Corio Bay, it has always been based on the city of Geelong, although in the past it stretched as far east as the outer western suburbs of Melbourne.
The division comprises an area of 989 square kilometres (382 sq mi) from the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, stretching to the north of Geelong and inland and covering most of the Bellarine Peninsula. Suburbs and towns include , , , , , , , , Geelong, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and ; and parts of , , , , , , and .
For most of the first seven decades after Federation, it was a marginal seat that frequently changed hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, Labor has held it without interruption since a 1967 by-election, and since the 1980s it has been one of Labor's safest non-metropolitan seats. Presently, the Liberals need a 7.7 percent swing to win it.
Its most prominent members have been Richard Casey, a leading Cabinet member in the 1930s and later Governor-General; Hubert Opperman, a former cycling champion and a minister in the Menzies government; and Gordon Scholes, who was Speaker during the Whitlam government and a minister in the Hawke government.
|William Kendell||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1914|
|Richard Casey||United Australia||1931–1940|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Corio|
|Palmer United||Tony Harrington||5,122||5.68||+5.68|
|Sex Party||Justine Martin||2,492||2.76||+2.76|
|Family First||Brendan Fenn||1,461||1.62||−1.94|
|Socialist Alliance||Sue Bull||679||0.75||−0.35|
|Rise Up Australia||Yann Legrand||364||0.40||+0.40|
|Total formal votes||90,253||94.70||−0.84|
- "Two Party Preferred by division for Corio, Vic". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Corio (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
- Green, Antony. "2013 Federal Post-Election Pendulum". Election Blog. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 26 November 2013.