The Electoral district of Essendon is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It lies just north of Melbourne and covers the suburbs of Essendon, Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale. It was created in 1904 after the abolition of the larger Essendon and Flemington electorate.
The seat lies in the Labor heartland of western and northern Melbourne and has in recent times been considered to be safe seat for the ALP, although this is no longer the case after the 2010 election. It was held by the Liberals during the Bolte and Hamer governments usually due to preferences from the Democratic Labor Party and they also won it at the Kennett landslide of 1992.
Judy Maddigan regained the seat for Labor at the 1996 election and retained the seat until her retirement in 2010, when it was won by MLC Justin Madden.
Essendon was abolished in 1955, and Ascot Vale created. In 1958, Ascot Vale was abolished and Essendon re-created.
Members for Essendon
|Victorian state election, 2010: Essendon
|Total formal votes