Electoral district of Gembrook

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Gembrook
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Gembrook District 2014.png
Location of Gembrook (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2002
MP Brad Battin
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 43,410 (2010)
Area 2,053 km2 (792.7 sq mi)
Demographic Mixed rural and urban fringe

The Electoral district of Gembrook is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is situated just outside metropolitan Melbourne. Included within its boundaries are Cockatoo, Emerald, Gembrook, Narre Warren East, Warburton as well as parts of Belgrave and Berwick.

The electorate was created in 2002, replacing the abolished electorate of Pakenham, which had its namesake moved into Bass. It was widely considered to be a safe Liberal seat, and was to be contested by Shadow Treasurer Robert Dean, formerly the member for abolished Berwick. However, in a heavily publicised gaffe, it was discovered during the campaign that Dean was ineligible to stand as a candidate due to his enrolment having lapsed. [1] He was quickly replaced with Neil Lucas, the MLC for the corresponding upper house seat of Eumemmerring Province. In an upset result widely attributed to the Dean affair, Lucas was defeated by Labor candidate Tammy Lobato. Lobato was narrowly re-elected at the 2006 election, but was defeated at the 2010 election by Brad Battin.

Gembrook is a bellwether in state elections, having been won by the party winning government at every state election since its creation in 2002.

Members for Gembrook[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tammy Lobato Labor 2002–2010
  Brad Battin Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Gembrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brad Battin 18,427 47.93 +7.77
Labor Tammy Lobato 12,638 32.87 -6.35
Greens Brent Hall 3,689 9.60 -1.42
Family First Rebecca Filliponi 1,032 2.68 -1.08
National Peter McConachy 904 2.35 -1.60
Country Alliance Alex Krstic 871 2.27 +2.27
Democratic Labor Larry Norman 372 0.97 +0.97
Independent Hayden Ostrom Brown 227 0.59 +0.59
Independent Frank Dean 145 0.38 -0.40
Independent Robert Belcher 142 0.37 +0.37
Total formal votes 38,447 94.20 -1.54
Informal votes 2,366 5.80 +1.54
Turnout 40,813 94.02 +0.03
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Brad Battin 21,926 56.75 +7.35
Labor Tammy Lobato 16,707 43.25 -7.35
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.35

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