Electoral district of Carrum
Location of Carrum (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Area||87 km2 (33.6 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Carrum is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It lies in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne, covering Aspendale, Carrum, Chelsea, Edithvale and Patterson Lakes.
The seat was created in 1976 and traditionally has had a working class character and has been safe for the Australian Labor Party. However since the 1990s the area has been gentrifying and the seat was won by the Liberal Party against the trend at the 1996 election. However the seat was narrowly recovered by Labor due to the Anti-Kennett swing in 1999 and the 'Brackslide' of 2002 reverted the seat to its original safe Labor status. In 2010 Carrum was the safest Labor seat lost to the Liberal party, electing Donna Bauer to the Legislative Assembly.
The 2013 redistribution significantly reshaped the seat, with the seat losing Aspendale, Edithvale and parts of Chelsea to the seat of Mordialloc and gaining Carrum Downs and Sandhurst from the seat of Cranbourne. These changes are estimated to have reduced the Liberal margin to 0.3%.
Members for Carrum
|Victorian state election, 2014: Carrum|
|Family First||Richard Vernay||1,281||3.2||+0.6|
|Rise Up Australia||Margaret Quinn||708||1.8||+1.8|
|Total formal votes||39,425||94.9||+0.3|
|Labor gain from Liberal||Swing||+1.0|
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
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