Electoral district of Albert Park

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Albert Park
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1889
MP Martin Foley
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 45,320 (2007)
Area 23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950Coordinates: 37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950

Albert Park is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Australia. It covers the inner-city suburbs of South Melbourne, Albert Park, Port Melbourne and St Kilda. It is was first proclaimed in 1889.[1]

Albert Park has been held continuously by the Labor Party since the 1950 election.

John Thwaites was the member from 1992 until his resignation on 30 July 2007, along with Steve Bracks, the member for Williamstown. A by-election was held on 15 September 2007, which resulted in the election of Labor's Martin Foley.

Members for Albert Park[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Nimmo Liberal 1889–1892
  John White Conservative 1892–1902
  George Elmslie Labor 1902–1918
  Joseph Hannan Labor 1918–1919
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1919–1927
  Robert Cuthertson Nationalist 1927–1929
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1929–1932
  Harold Drew United Australia 1932–1937
  Independent
  Sir William Haworth United Australia 1937–1944
  Liberal 1944–1945
  Frank Crean Labor 1945–1947
  Roy Schilling Liberal 1947–1950
  Patrick Sutton Labor 1950–1970
  Val Doube Labor 1970–1979
  Bunna Walsh Labor 1979–1992
  John Thwaites Labor 1992–2007
  Martin Foley Labor 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Albert Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mark Lopez 15,234 38.29 +3.65
Labor Martin Foley 12,012 30.19 -10.86
Greens Ann Birrell 7,218 18.14 -0.93
Independent Serge Thomann 3,619 9.10 +9.10
Sex Party Katie Blakey 1,404 3.53 +3.53
Family First Josie Young 303 0.76 -0.32
Total formal votes 39,790 96.21 +0.54
Informal votes 1,568 3.79 -0.54
Turnout 41,358 87.72 +2.00
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Foley 20,713 52.06 -7.63
Liberal Mark Lopez 19,077 47.94 +7.63
Labor hold Swing -7.63

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-member (former members)". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 8 January 2013.