Division of Deakin

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Deakin
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Deakin (green) in Victoria
Created 1937
MP Michael Sukkar
Party Liberal
Namesake Alfred Deakin
Electors 97,372 (2013)[1]
Area 70 km2 (27.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Deakin is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It is named for Alfred Deakin, three times Prime Minister of Australia. The division was created in 1937, initially as a rural seat, but since 1949 it has been located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, today taking in Blackburn, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Nunawading, Vermont, Vermont South and Ringwood.

Deakin has usually been held by the Liberal Party, though it became increasingly marginal from the 1980s onward. Prior to the 2007 election, it was the most marginal Liberal Party seat in Victoria. In line with the national swing to the Labor Party in the 2007 election, Mike Symon became only the second Labor MP in the seat's history. He became the first Labor MP to be reelected from the seat in 2010, only to have the Liberals regain it in 2013.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  William Hutchinson United Australia 1937–1944
  Liberal 1944–1949
  Frank Davis Liberal 1949–1966
  Alan Jarman Liberal 1966–1983
  John Saunderson Labor 1983–1984
  Julian Beale Liberal 1984–1990
  Ken Aldred Liberal 1990–1996
  Phil Barresi Liberal 1996–2007
  Mike Symon Labor 2007–2013
  Michael Sukkar Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Deakin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Sukkar 40,482 45.88 +2.01
Labor Mike Symon 28,883 32.73 −5.65
Greens Brendan Powell 9,560 10.83 −1.93
Palmer United Mario Guardiani 1,949 2.21 +2.21
Sex Party Stephen Barber 1,856 2.10 +2.10
Christians Ian Dobby 1,698 1.92 +1.92
Independent Mike Barclay 1,519 1.72 +1.72
Family First Hannah Westbrook 1,200 1.36 −2.14
Rise Up Australia Yasmin De Zilwa 327 0.37 +0.37
Katter's Australian Steve Raskovy 293 0.33 +0.33
Country Alliance Toni Smith 261 0.30 +0.30
Australia First John Carbonari 212 0.24 −0.04
Total formal votes 88,240 95.67 −0.80
Informal votes 3,989 4.33 +0.80
Turnout 92,229 94.76 0.00
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Sukkar 46,926 53.18 +3.78
Labor Mike Symon 41,314 46.82 −3.78
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.78

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Coordinates: 37°49′19″S 145°12′22″E / 37.822°S 145.206°E / -37.822; 145.206