Electoral district of Eltham

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Eltham
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Eltham District 2014.png
Location of Eltham (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1992
MP Vicki Ward
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 44,409 (2014)
Area 51 km2 (19.7 sq mi)
Demographic Outer metropolitan/semi-rural

The Electoral district of Eltham is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It is an outer metropolitan electorate and contains Eltham, Lower Plenty as well as parts of Greensborough and Kangaroo Ground.

Eltham was created prior to the 1992 election and although it had a notional Labor margin of 4.3%, it was easily won by Wayne Phillips for the Liberal Party with a swing of over 14%. Phillips held the seat before being defeated in the ' Brackslide' of 2002.

The current member is Labor MP Vicki Ward.

Members for Eltham[edit]

Member Party Term
  Wayne Phillips Liberal 1992–2002
  Steve Herbert Labor 2002–2014
  Vicki Ward Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Eltham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Steven Briffa 17,727 43.9 −0.9
Labor Vicki Ward 16,374 40.6 +1.9
Greens Liezl Shnookal 4,600 11.4 −1.5
Independent Chris Byrne 555 1.4 +1.4
Family First Janna Fenn 490 1.2 −0.7
Christians Michael Janson 345 0.9 +0.9
Independent Ryan Ebert 251 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 40,342 95.7 −0.2
Informal votes 1,808 4.3 +0.2
Turnout 42,150 94.9 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Vicki Ward 21,258 52.7 +1.9
Liberal Steven Briffa 19,084 47.3 −1.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.