Electoral district of Gippsland East

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Gippsland East
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1889
MP Tim Bull
Party National Party of Australia
Electors 41,418 (2010)
Area 27,551 km2 (10,637.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Gippsland East is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers most of eastern Victoria and includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Orbost, Omeo, Maffra and Heyfield.

The National Party held the seat without interruption from 1920 to 1999. However at the 1999 election independent candidate Craig Ingram unexpectedly won the seat after receiving preferences from the independent, One Nation and Labor candidates. [1] Ingram was also returned in the 2002 and 2006 elections. He was defeated in 2010 by National candidate Tim Bull.

Members for Gippsland East[edit]

Member Party Term
  Henry Foster Unaligned 1889–1902
  James Cameron Ministerialist 1902–1920
  Commonwealth Liberal
  Nationalist
  Sir Albert Lind Farmers Union 1920–1961
  Country
  Bruce Evans Country 1961–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1992
  David Treasure National 1992–1999
  Craig Ingram Independent 1999–2010
  Tim Bull National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Gippsland East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Tim Bull 16,987 45.12 +26.32
Independent Craig Ingram 9,528 25.31 -13.11
Liberal Sonia Buckley 5,368 14.26 -7.53
Labor Gregg Cook 2,821 7.49 -4.16
Greens Jill Redwood 1,976 5.25 +0.33
Country Alliance Deborah Meester 972 2.58 +2.58
Total formal votes 37,652 96.81 +0.94
Informal votes 1,242 3.19 -0.94
Turnout 38,894 93.91 +1.09
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Tim Bull 23,403 62.06 +20.53
Independent Craig Ingram 14,305 37.94 -20.53
National gain from Independent Swing +20.53

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