Electoral district of Footscray

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Footscray
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Dates current 1877–1904, 1927–present
MP Marsha Thomson
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Footscray, Victoria
Electors 40,289 (2010)
Area 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867Coordinates: 37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867

The Electoral district of Footscray is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It lies just north of Melbourne and covers the suburbs of Footscray, Maribyrnong and Seddon.

The seat was first created by "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876"[1] taking effect at the 1877 elections. It was abolished in 1904 and recreated in 1927. In its current incarnation it has been held by the Australian Labor Party for its entire existence, as it lies in Labor's traditional heartland of western and northern Melbourne.

Marsha Thomson retained the seat for Labor at the 2006 election after the retirement of Bruce Mildenhall.

Members for Footscray[edit]

First incarnation (1877–1904)
Term Member Party
1877–1879   Mark King Unaligned
1879–1894   William Clark Unaligned
1894–1899   John Hancock Labor
1900–1901   Samuel Mauger Independent
1901–1902   Jacob Fotheringham Liberal
1902–1904   Alexander McDonald Liberal
Second incarnation (1927–present)
Term Member Party
1927–1937   George Prendergast Labor
1937–1945   Jack Mullens Labor
1945–1955   John Holland Labor
1955–1958   Roy Schintler Labor
1958   Ernie Shepherd Labor
1958–1970   William Divers Labor
1970–1992   Robert Fordham Labor
1992–2006   Bruce Mildenhall Labor
2006–present   Marsha Thomson Labor

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Footscray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Marsha Thomson 14,611 42.61 -9.88
Liberal Ken Betts 8,703 25.38 +8.67
Greens Janet Rice 7,126 20.78 +8.67
Independent Catherine Cumming 3,240 9.45 -5.45
Socialist Alliance Margarita Windisch 614 1.79 +0.33
Total formal votes 34,294 94.52 +1.37
Informal votes 1,989 5.48 -1.37
Turnout 36,283 90.06 -0.27
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Marsha Thomson 22,637 66.26 -8.41
Liberal Ken Betts 11,529 33.74 +8.41
Labor hold Swing -8.41

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 8 February 2014.