Electoral district of Caulfield

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Caulfield
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Caulfield District 2014.png
Location of Caulfield (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1927
MP David Southwick
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 41,992 (2014)
Area 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°53′S 145°01′E / 37.883°S 145.017°E / -37.883; 145.017Coordinates: 37°53′S 145°01′E / 37.883°S 145.017°E / -37.883; 145.017

The Electoral district of Caulfield is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers the suburbs of Caulfield, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Caulfield East, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Ripponlea and Balaclava and parts of St Kilda East, St Kilda, Glen Huntly and Ormond.

The seat lies in the inner south-east metropolitan Melbourne and is usually safe for the Liberals.

David Southwick is the current member of parliament for Caulfield.

Members for Caulfield[edit]

Member Party Term
  Frederick Forrest Progressive Liberal 1927–1930
  Harold Daniel Luxton United Australia 1930–1935
  Harold Cohen United Australia 1935–1943
  Andrew Hughes Independent Socialist 1943–1945
  Alexander Dennett Liberal 1945–1953
  Electoral Reform 1953–1955
  Joseph Rafferty Liberal 1955–1958
  Alexander Fraser Liberal 1958–1965
  Ian McLaren Liberal 1965–1967
  Edgar Tanner Liberal 1967–1976
  Charles Francis Liberal 1976–1977
  Independent Liberal 1977–1979
  Ted Tanner Liberal 1979–1996
  Helen Shardey Liberal 1996–2010
  David Southwick Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal David Southwick 18,860 51.7 −4.0
Labor Josh Burns 10,849 29.7 +5.0
Greens Tim Baxter 5,940 16.3 −0.4
Independent John Myers 488 1.3 +1.3
Rise Up Australia Teresa Horvath 345 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 36,482 95.8 −0.6
Informal votes 1,589 4.2 +0.6
Turnout 38,071 90.7 −1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Southwick 20,034 54.9 −4.9
Labor Josh Burns 16,471 45.1 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing −4.9

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