Electoral district of Ivanhoe

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This article is about the electorate in Victoria. For the former electorate in Western Australia, see Electoral district of Ivanhoe (Western Australia).
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
MP Anthony Carbines
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 38,781 (2010)
Area 28 km2 (10.8 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Ivanhoe is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne and is based around the suburbs of Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna and Macleod.

Formed in 1945 the seat has usually been fairly safe for the Liberal Party having only been won by Labor at its 1952 and 1982 landslides before the 1990s. However a redistribution prior to the 1992 election made the seat notionally Labor. Liberal candidate Vin Heffernan was able to win at that election, only to be one of just three sitting Liberals defeated at the 1996 election. Labor's Craig Langdon held the seat comfortably since then on a safe margin of 12.5%, however he resigned from the parliament on 25 August 2010, citing family and personal reasons, as well as "disloyalty and betrayal" from several of his colleagues. Langdon had failed to gain pre-selection for the 2010 state election, and there was speculation that his early resignation may trigger a by-election in Ivanhoe.[1] In fact, on 13 September a by-election writ was issued, but the next day House Speaker Jenny Lindell announced that she would discharge the writ citing significant expense to hold a by-election three weeks before the full state election.[2]

Members for Ivanhoe[edit]

Member Party Term
  Robert Gardner Independent 1945–1947
  Rupert Curnow Liberal 1947–1950
  Frank Block Liberal 1951–1952
  Michael Lucy Labor 1952–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist)
  Vernon Christie Liberal 1955–1973
  Bruce Skeggs Liberal 1973–1982
  Tony Sheehan Labor 1982–1985
  Vin Heffernan Liberal 1985–1996
  Craig Langdon Labor 1996–2010
  Anthony Carbines Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Ivanhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Carl Ziebell 14,413 41.98 +10.17
Labor Anthony Carbines 12,140 35.36 -6.43
Greens Paul Kennedy 6,240 18.18 +3.69
Democratic Labor Stephen Smith 1,185 3.45 +3.45
Independent Gerrit Schorel-Hlavka 351 1.02 +1.02
Total formal votes 34,329 95.51 +0.05
Informal votes 1,613 4.49 -0.05
Turnout 35,942 92.68 -0.21
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anthony Carbines 17,755 51.68 -7.19
Liberal Carl Ziebell 16,599 48.32 +7.19
Labor hold Swing -7.19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Disloyalty, betrayal': Vic Labor MP quits, ABC News, 25 August 2010.
  2. ^ Speaker decides against Ivanhoe by-election, ABC News, 14 September 2010.

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