Electoral district of Bentleigh

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1967
MP Elizabeth Miller
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 38,715 (2010)
Area 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°55′S 145°03′E / 37.917°S 145.050°E / -37.917; 145.050Coordinates: 37°55′S 145°03′E / 37.917°S 145.050°E / -37.917; 145.050

The Electoral district of Bentleigh is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It is an inner-suburban seat based around the suburbs of Bentleigh, McKinnon and most of Moorabbin south east of Melbourne.

Bentleigh has usually been seen as a key marginal seat, lying at the 'point of the pendulum' needed to change government. It was Liberal held from its creation in 1967 until the 1979 election where the Liberals nearly lost their majority for the first time in just under three decades. Labor then held the seat until the Kennett landslide of 1992. Following this, the seat was narrowly held by Inga Peulich until she was tipped out of office by Rob Hudson in the 2002 election. In the 2010 election the seat returned to the Liberal party with Elizabeth Miller narrowly defeating Rob Hudson.

Members for Bentleigh[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bob Suggett Liberal 1967–1979
  Gordon Hockley Labor 1979–1988
  Ann Barker Labor 1988–1992
  Inga Peulich Liberal 1992–2002
  Rob Hudson Labor 2002–2010
  Elizabeth Miller Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Bentleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Elizabeth Miller 16,296 47.00 +7.33
Labor Rob Hudson 13,643 39.35 -7.64
Greens Brett Hedger 3,545 10.22 +0.03
Democratic Labor Julian Coutts 524 1.51 +1.51
Family First Lex Graber 364 1.05 -1.67
Independent John Myers 300 0.87 +0.87
Total formal votes 34,672 95.55 -0.55
Informal votes 1,615 4.45 +0.55
Turnout 36,287 93.73 -0.26
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Elizabeth Miller 17,612 50.63 +6.95
Labor Rob Hudson 17,171 49.37 -6.95
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +6.95

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  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.