Electoral district of Bendigo East

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Bendigo East
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Dates current 1904–1927, 1985–present
MP Jacinta Allan
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 40,730 (2010)
Area 2,086 km2 (805.4 sq mi)
Demographic Urbanised Rural

Bendigo East is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. It is a 2,086 km² electorate based around the city of Bendigo, encompassing the localities of Axedale, Bendigo, Bendigo East, Bridgewater, Epsom, Flora Hill, Goornong, Huntly, Kennington, Mandurang, Marong, Quarry Hill, Raywood, Spring Gully, Strathdale, Strathfieldsaye and White Hills. It also includes areas of the Bendigo suburbs of Eaglehawk, Golden Square, Long Gully and Kangaroo Gully. The electorate had a population of 52,720 as of the 2006 census, with 38,000 registered electors as of the 2006 state election.

The electorate was first created in 1904 in what was then a relatively strong Labor area. It continuously returned Labor candidates from 1907 until its abolition in 1927, when it was merged with Bendigo West to create a single Bendigo electorate. It was recreated in 1985 as a marginal seat and was won by Liberal candidate Michael John, who went on to serve as a minister in the Kennett government. He was narrowly defeated by Labor candidate Jacinta Allan at the 1999 general election. Allan was re-elected at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 elections.

Members for Bendigo East[edit]

First incarnation (1904–1927)
Member Party Term
  Alfred Bailes Unaligned 1904–1907
  Thomas Glass Labor 1907–1911
  Alfred Hampson Labor 1911–1915
  Luke Clough Labor 1915–1927
Second incarnation (1985–present)
Member Party Term
  Michael John Liberal 1985–1999
  Jacinta Allan Labor 1999–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Bendigo East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jacinta Allan 16,079 43.85 -3.03
Liberal Michael Langdon 12,864 35.08 +0.56
Greens Tim Bardsley 2,295 6.26 -0.94
National Peter Schwarz 2,196 5.99 -0.42
Country Alliance Rod Leunig 1,275 3.48 +3.48
Sex Party Gary Hillier 824 2.25 +2.25
Family First Belinda Guerra 447 1.22 -3.12
Democratic Labor James Stewart 412 1.12 +1.12
Christian Democrats Ben Veitz 275 0.75 +0.75
Total formal votes 36,667 95.25 −0.78
Informal votes 1,827 4.75 +0.78
Turnout 38,494 94.51 +0.75
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jacinta Allan 19,797 53.82 -1.53
Liberal Michael Langdon 16,989 46.18 +1.53
Labor hold Swing -1.53

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Coordinates: 36°45′S 144°20′E / 36.750°S 144.333°E / -36.750; 144.333