Electoral district of Box Hill

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Box Hill
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Box Hill District 2014.png
Location of Box Hill (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1945
MP Robert Clark
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 43,389 (2014)
Area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Box Hill is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi) in eastern Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Blackburn, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Mont Albert and Mont Albert North, and parts of Canterbury, Forest Hill, Nunawading and Surrey Hills. It lies within the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

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 Mitcham. These changes took effect after the 1992 Victorian State election.

For the 2014 election, the boundaries of Box Hill have moved eastwards. Balwyn North has been moved to the electorate of Kew and part of Surrey Hills have been moved to Burwood and Hawthorn. The former electorate of Mitcham has been abolished so Blackburn, Nunawading and part of Forest Hill have been moved into Box Hill. The Liberal margin in Box Hill is estimated to fall from 13.8% to an estimated 9.4%.

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, 2014: Box Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert Clark 19,944 51.1 -2.4
Labor Stefanie Perri 11,964 30.7 +1.8
Greens Bill Pemberton 5,649 14.5 +0.3
Christians Frank Reale 978 2.5 +2.5
Independent Geoffrey Stokie 470 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 39,005 96.2 +0.3
Informal votes 1,520 3.8 -0.3
Turnout 40,525 93.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Clark 21,744 55.7 -3.7
Labor Stefanie Perri 17,298 44.3 +3.7
Liberal hold Swing -3.7

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Hill District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014.