Electoral district of Burwood

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For the former New South Wales state electorate, see Electoral district of Burwood (New South Wales).
Burwood
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Dates current 1955–1967, 1976–present
MP Graham Watt
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 38,951 (2010)
Area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The electoral district of Burwood is an electorate for the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It is located approximately 13 kilometres east of Melbourne, and covers an area of 24 km². It includes the suburbs of Ashburton, Ashwood, Box Hill South, Burwood, and parts of Camberwell, Chadstone, Glen Iris, and Surrey Hills. The current Member for Burwood is Graham Watt of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Members for Burwood[edit]

First incarnation (1955–1967)
Member Party Term
  Jim MacDonald Liberal Country 1955–1965    
  Liberal 1965–1967
Second incarnation (1976–present)
Member Party Term
  Jeff Kennett Liberal             19761999
  Bob Stensholt   Labor 19992010
  Graham Watt Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Graham Watt 17,500 49.70 +8.46
Labor Bob Stensholt 11,732 33.22 -8.77
Greens Emily Cowan 4,146 11.78 -0.81
Sex Party Eamon Cole-Flynn 751 2.13 +2.13
Democratic Labor Lucia De Summa 545 1.55 +1.55
Family First Iming Chan 536 1.52 -2.55
Total formal votes 35,210 96.66 -0.56
Informal votes 1,215 3.34 +0.56
Turnout 36,245 93.51 +0.54
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Graham Watt 19,710 55.86 +9.59
Labor Bob Stensholt 15,574 44.14 -9.59
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +9.59

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