Electoral district of Bentleigh
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Bentleigh is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. 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
|Victorian state election, 2010: Bentleigh|
|Democratic Labor||Julian Coutts||524||1.51||+1.51|
|Family First||Lex Graber||364||1.05||-1.67|
|Total formal votes||34,672||95.55||-0.55|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+6.95|
- Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
- List of members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
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