Division of Dunkley

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Dunkley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dunkley 2013.png
Division of Dunkley (green) in Victoria
Created 1984
MP Bruce Billson
Party Liberal
Namesake Louisa Margaret Dunkley
Electors 95,299 (2013)[1]
Area 140 km2 (54.1 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Dunkley is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was created in 1984 and is named for Louisa Margaret Dunkley, a trade unionist and campaigner for equal pay for women.

The division is located south-east of Melbourne. It covers an area of approximately 140 square kilometres (54 sq mi) from Seaford in the north to Mornington in the south. The main suburbs include Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Mt Eliza, Mornington and Seaford and parts of Baxter and Skye.[2]

The current Member for Dunkley, since the 1996 federal election, is Bruce Billson, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bob Chynoweth Labor 1984–1990
  Frank Ford Liberal 1990–1993
  Bob Chynoweth Labor 1993–1996
  Bruce Billson Liberal 1996–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Dunkley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bruce Billson 42,869 48.75 +1.42
Labor Sonya Kilkenny 27,155 30.88 −7.44
Greens Simon Tiller 8,199 9.32 −2.37
Palmer United Kate Ryder 3,707 4.22 +4.22
Sex Party Eloise Palmi 2,589 2.94 +2.94
Family First Cameron Eastman 1,682 1.91 −0.75
Independent Rod Burt 740 0.84 +0.84
Independent Roy Broff 516 0.59 +0.59
Rise Up Australia Yvonne Gentle 477 0.54 +0.54
Total formal votes 87,934 95.21 −0.87
Informal votes 4,424 4.79 +0.87
Turnout 92,358 93.28 −0.32
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bruce Billson 48,861 55.57 +4.53
Labor Sonya Kilkenny 39,073 44.43 −4.53
Liberal hold Swing +4.53

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Two Party Preferred by division for Dunkley, Vic". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Dunkley (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°10′12″S 145°08′17″E / 38.170°S 145.138°E / -38.170; 145.138