Electoral district of Frankston

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Frankston
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Frankston District 2014.png
Location of Frankston (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Dates current 1967–1985, 1992–present
MP Paul Edbrooke
Party Labor
Electors 41,747 (2014)
Area 39 km2 (15.1 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 currently includes 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.

In 1992, Frankston South was replaced mostly by a recreated Frankston. It became very safe for the Liberal Party, who won it with margins well over 10%.

However the adjoining Labor-held seat of Frankston East—which had been created mostly out of the old Frankston North—was abolished prior to the 2002 election and much of its territory was incorporated into the seat. The old Frankston had a comfortably safe Liberal majority of 10.7 percent, but the redistribution reduced it to a quite marginal 3.2 percent. Labor's Alistair Harkness won the seat on a large swing, part of the Labor landslide at the 2002 election. He was returned in the 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 2013–2014
  Paul Edbrooke Labor 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Frankston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sean Armistead 12,542 35.8 −9.4
Labor Paul Edbrooke 12,241 35.0 −2.9
Independent Geoff Shaw 4,514 12.9 +12.9
Greens Jeanette Swain 2,790 8.0 −0.7
Sex Party Jamie Miller 972 2.8 +0.5
Family First Paul Mason 415 1.2 −0.4
Independent Jerome Breen 311 0.9 +0.9
Christians Anthony Wallace 308 0.9 +0.9
Rise Up Australia Lin Tregenza 212 0.6 +0.6
Independent Reade Smith 179 0.5 +0.5
People Power Victoria Alan Nicholls 158 0.5 +0.5
Independent Joseph Toscano 140 0.4 +0.4
Independent Mervyn Vogt 125 0.4 +0.4
Independent Marianne Tootell 87 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 34,994 91.1 −4.0
Informal votes 3,410 8.9 +4.0
Turnout 38,404 92.0 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Paul Edbrooke 17,665 50.5 +0.9
Liberal Sean Armistead 17,329 49.5 −0.9
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +0.9

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