Electoral district of Hawthorn

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Hawthorn
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Hawthorn District 2014.png
Location of Hawthorn (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1889
MP John Pesutto
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 42,149 (2014)
Area 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Demographic Inner metropolitan
Coordinates 37°50′S 145°03′E / 37.833°S 145.050°E / -37.833; 145.050Coordinates: 37°50′S 145°03′E / 37.833°S 145.050°E / -37.833; 145.050

The Electoral district of Hawthorn is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was first proclaimed in 1888[1] taking effect at the 1889 elections. It has usually been a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors, who have held it for all but eight years in its history (from 1940 to 1945 and 1952 to 1955).

The electorate is located to the east of Melbourne and is based around the suburb of Hawthorn, after which it is named. It also includes parts of Camberwell, Burwood and Glen Iris.

Notable former members for Hawthorn include former Premiers William Murray McPherson and Ted Baillieu and Hamer government minister Walter Jona.

Members for Hawthorn[edit]

Member Party Term
  Charles Taylor Liberal 1889–1894
  Robert Smith Conservative 1894–1900
  Robert Barbour Liberal 1900–1901
  Ministerialist 1901–1902
  George Swinburne Ministerialist 1902–1907
  Independent 1907–1911
  Liberal 1911–1913
  William Murray McPherson Liberal 1913–1916
  Economy 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1930
  John Gray Nationalist 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1939
  Leslie Tyack United Australia 1939–1940
  Leslie Hollins Independent 1940–1945
  Fred Edmunds Liberal 1945–1949
  Independent 1949–1950
  Leslie Tyack Liberal 1950–1952
  Charles Murphy Labor 1952–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955–1955
  James Manson Liberal 1955–1958
  Peter Garrisson Liberal 1958–1964
  Walter Jona Liberal 1964–1985
  Phil Gude Liberal 1985–1999
  Ted Baillieu Liberal 1999–2014
  John Pesutto Liberal 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Hawthorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Pesutto 20,551 54.5 −6.3
Labor John McNally 9,117 24.2 +3.1
Greens Tim Hartnett 8,042 21.3 +4.5
Total formal votes 37,710 96.2 −0.8
Informal votes 1,470 3.8 +0.8
Turnout 39,180 93.0 +1.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Pesutto 22,041 58.6 −8.0
Labor John McNally 15,577 41.4 +8.0
Liberal hold Swing −8.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (pdf). Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  • "Re-Member". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 

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