Electoral district of Benambra

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Benambra
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1877
MP Bill Tilley
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 37,242 (2010)
Area 9,102 km2 (3,514.3 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 is located in north-east Victoria and includes the towns of Chiltern, Wodonga, Yackandandah, Beechworth, Tallangatta, and Corryong. It covers an area of more than nine thousand square kilometres.[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]

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

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Benambra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Bill Tilley 18,424 55.86 +17.24
Labor John Williams 7,537 22.85 -10.12
Greens Jennifer O'Connor 3,658 11.09 +4.38
Country Alliance Haden Macaulay 2,241 6.79 +6.79
Family First Robert Cavedon 1,125 3.41 +0.73
Total formal votes 32,985 95.80 −0.87
Informal votes 1,447 4.20 +0.87
Turnout 34,432 92.45 +0.17
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Tilley 21,909 66.48 +8.77
Labor John Williams 11,045 33.52 -8.77
Liberal hold Swing +8.77

References[edit]

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