Electoral district of Benambra

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Benambra
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Benambra District 2014.png
Location of Benambra (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1877
MP Bill Tilley
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 44,259 (2014)
Area 10,037 km2 (3,875.3 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 36°30′S 147°25′E / 36.500°S 147.417°E / -36.500; 147.417Coordinates: 36°30′S 147°25′E / 36.500°S 147.417°E / -36.500; 147.417

The Electoral district of Benambra is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 10,037 square kilometres (3,875 sq mi)[1] in north-eastern Victoria, and includes the towns of Baranduda, Barnawartha, Beechworth, Chiltern, Corryong, Eskdale, Kiewa, Mitta Mitta, Mount Beauty, Rutherglen, Tallangatta, Tangambalanga, Tawonga, Wahgunyah, Wodonga and Yackandandah. It lies in the Northern Victoria Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

The district of Benambra was created by the Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876.[2] taking effect at the 1877 elections.

The district has been held by various conservative parties unbroken since 1877, with the Liberal Party taking the seat from the Nationals in 1976.

Members for Benambra[edit]

Member Party Term
  Peter Wright Liberal 1877–1880
  Peter Wallace Conservative 1880–1886
  Peter Wright Liberal 1886–1889
  Albert Craven Conservative 1889–1913
  Conservative Liberal
  Comm Liberal
  John Leckie Comm Liberal 1913–1917
  Henry Beardmore Economy 1917–1918
  Nationalist 1917–1931
  United Australia 1931–1932
  Roy Paton Country 1932–1947
  Thomas Mitchell Country 1947–1976
  National
  Lou Lieberman Liberal 1976–1992
  Tony Plowman Liberal 1992–2006
  Bill Tilley Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Benambra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bill Tilley 21,430 54.6 +6.0
Labor Jennifer Podesta 12,273 31.3 +7.7
Greens Richard Wellard 3,568 9.1 −1.7
Country Alliance Philip Rourke 1,973 5.0 −1.9
Total formal votes 39,244 95.5 −0.3
Informal votes 1,863 4.5 +0.3
Turnout 41,107 92.9 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Tilley 23,452 59.7 −6.3
Labor Jennifer Podesta 15,848 40.3 +6.3
Liberal hold Swing −6.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Benambra District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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