Electoral district of Box Hill

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Box Hill
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1945
MP Robert Clark
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 38,898 (2010)
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Box Hill is an eastern metropolitan electorate approximately 12 kilometres east of Melbourne, Australia in Victoria's Legislative Assembly.

The Box Hill District covers an area of 22 square kilometres, including the suburbs of Box Hill, Box Hill North, Kerrimuir and Mont Albert and parts of the suburbs of Balwyn, Balwyn North, Canterbury and Surrey Hills.

The district boundaries include Koonung Creek in part of the north, Middleborough Road in the east, parts of Canterbury Road and Riversdale Road in the south, and Balwyn Road for part of the west.

It is part of the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the Legislative Council.

Electoral boundary changes[edit]

The Electoral district of Doncaster was split off from Box Hill and created in 1976 due to population growth.

A redivision of electorate boundaries in 1991 abolished the Balwyn electorate and incorporated most of it into Box Hill. A large part of the Box Hill electorate (with 17,290 electors) was also transferred to the Electoral district of Mitcham. These changes took effect after the 1992 Victorian State election.

Members for Box Hill[edit]

Member Party Term
  Robert Gray Labor 1945–1947
  Sir George Reid Liberal 1947–1952
  Robert Gray Labor 1952–1955
  Sir George Reid Liberal 1955–1973
  Morris Williams Liberal 1973–1976
  Donald Mackinnon Liberal 1976–1982
  Margaret Ray Labor 1982–1992
  Robert Clark Liberal 1992–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Box Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Clark 20,415 58.31 +8.82
Labor Peter Chandler 8,978 25.64 -7.11
Greens Timothy Baxter 4,952 14.14 +0.03
Family First Gary Ong 666 1.90 -0.76
Total formal votes 35,011 96.81 +0.13
Informal votes 1,155 3.19 -0.13
Turnout 36,166 92.98 +0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Clark 22,346 63.80 +8.58
Labor Peter Chandler 12,677 36.20 -8.58
Liberal hold Swing +8.58

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