Electoral district of Broadmeadows

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Broadmeadows
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Broadmeadows District 2014.png
Location of Broadmeadows (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1955
MP Frank McGuire
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 41,717 (2014)
Area 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Broadmeadows is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 49 square kilometres (19 sq mi) in outer northern Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Campbellfield, Coolaroo, Dallas, Fawkner, Jacana and Meadow Heights. It also includes parts of Glenroy, Roxburgh Park, Somerton and Westmeadows. It lies within the Northern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

The seat was created in 1955, and though it was initially won by Liberal and Country member Harry Kane, has been a safe Labor seat for most of its history. Kane held the seat until his death in 1962, and was succeeded by Labor backbenchers John Wilton (1962–1985) and Jack Culpin (1985–1988).[2][3][4]

In 1988 Culpin, a former member for abolished Glenroy, lost Labor preselection for Broadmeadows for that year's election to Jim Kennan, member of the Legislative Council and then Minister for Transport, who was attempting to switch to the Legislative Assembly. Culpin resigned from the Labor Party and contested Broadmeadows as an independent, but was defeated by Kennan at the election.[5] Kennan served as Deputy Premier under Joan Kirner from 1990 to 1992, and succeeded Kirner as Leader of the Opposition from March to June 1993.[6]

Kennan resigned as Opposition Leader and from parliament in June 1993, and was succeeded in Broadmeadows at the resulting by-election by John Brumby, a member of the Legislative Council and former federal MP, who like Kennan sought to switch to the Legislative Assembly. Brumby later served as Opposition Leader from 1993 to 1999, and Premier of Victoria from 2007 to 2010. He resigned from parliament in 2011, and was succeeded as member for Broadmeadows at the resulting by-election by Frank McGuire, journalist, business consultant and brother of broadcaster Eddie McGuire.[7][8]

Members for Broadmeadows[edit]

Member Party Term
  Harry Kane Liberal and Country 1955–1962
  John Wilton Labor 1962–1985
  Jack Culpin Labor 1985–1988
  Independent 1988
  Jim Kennan Labor 1988–1993
  John Brumby Labor 1993–2011
  Frank McGuire Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Broadmeadows
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Frank McGuire 21,584 64.2 +3.4
Liberal Evren Onder 5,797 17.2 −8.7
Family First Wayne Knight 2,221 6.6 +5.4
Greens Jaime De Loma-Osorio Ricon 1,884 5.6 −2.5
Voice for the West Mohamed Hassan 1,642 4.9 +4.9
Independent John Rinaldi 508 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 33,636 91.5 −0.8
Informal votes 3,133 8.5 +0.8
Turnout 36,769 88.1 −2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank McGuire 26,126 77.8 +7.8
Liberal Evren Onder 7,442 22.2 −7.8
Labor hold Swing +7.8

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadmeadows District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kane, Harold Edward". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wilton, John Thomas". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Culpin, John Albert". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Dunlevy, Lyn (29 June 1993). "Four hopefuls vie for the leadership". The Age. 
  6. ^ "Broadmeadows – Victorian Election 2014". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Eddie McGuire's brother tipped for safe Victorian seat". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Broadmeadows – Victorian Election 2014". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 December 2014.