Electoral district of Frankston

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Frankston (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Dates current 1967–1985, 1992–present
MP Geoff Shaw
Party Independent
Electors 36,328 (2010)
Area 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Coordinates 38°10′S 145°08′E / 38.167°S 145.133°E / -38.167; 145.133Coordinates: 38°10′S 145°08′E / 38.167°S 145.133°E / -38.167; 145.133

The Electoral district of Frankston is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is currently based around the suburbs of Frankston and Frankston South south east of Melbourne.

The electorate was first created prior to the 1967 election and the Liberal Party held the seat until the Cain landslide of 1982. Population increases, however, meant the seat was abolished in 1985 and replaced by two electorates — Frankston South and Frankston North.

The seat was re-established in 1992 and it became very safe for the Liberal Party with the seat being won with margins of well over 10%.

However the adjoining Labor-held seat of Frankston East was abolished prior to the 2002 election and much of its territory was incorporated into the seat, making the seat quite marginal. Labor's Alistair Harkness went on to easily win the seat on the back of the Labor landslide at the 2002 election. He was returned 2006 election with a reduced majority, but was defeated in 2010 by Geoff Shaw.

Members for Frankston[edit]

First incarnation (1967–1985)
Member Party Term
  Edward Meagher Liberal 1967–1976
  Graeme Weideman Liberal 1976–1982
  Jane Hill Labor 1982–1985
Second incarnation (1992–present)
Member Party Term
  Graeme Weideman Liberal 1992–1996
  Andrea McCall Liberal 1996–2002
  Alistair Harkness Labor 2002–2010
  Geoff Shaw Liberal 2010–2013
  Independent 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Frankston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Geoff Shaw 14,899 46.79 +6.03
Labor Alistair Harkness 11,603 36.44 -7.03
Greens Simon Tiller 2,673 8.39 -1.59
Sex Party Shem Bennett 797 2.50 +2.50
Democratic Labor Denise De Graaff 753 2.36 +2.36
Independent Quinn McCormack 652 2.05 +2.05
Family First Michael Pleiter 467 1.47 -2.49
Total formal votes 31,844 95.24 -0.53
Informal votes 1,591 4.76 +0.53
Turnout 33,435 92.04 -0.77
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Geoff Shaw 16,523 51.71 +4.42
Labor Alistair Harkness 15,433 48.29 -4.42
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +4.42

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