Electoral district of Mitcham

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This article is about the Victorian state electorate. For the former South Australian state electorate, see Electoral district of Mitcham (South Australia).
Mitcham
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1967
MP Dee Ryall
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 37,054 (2010)
Area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Mitcham is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is centered around Mitcham and Blackburn in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Created prior to the 1967 election it has, with one exception, always been held by the current government. The one exception was a 1997 by-election which was won by the Australian Labor Party with a massive 16% swing, signaling a revival in the performance of the ALP prior to the 1999 election where they narrowly retained the seat and even more narrowly won government.

The current member for Mitcham is Dee Ryall, having defeated the Labor member in 2010.

Members for Mitcham[edit]

Member Party Term
  Dorothy Goble Liberal 1967–1976
  George Cox Liberal 1976–1982
  John Harrowfield Labor 1982–1992
  Roger Pescott Liberal 1992–1997
  Tony Robinson Labor 1997–2010
  Dee Ryall Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dee Ryall 15,717 46.55 +7.09
Labor Tony Robinson 11,669 34.56 -5.56
Greens Sheridan Lewis 4,024 11.92 +0.33
Sex Party Paul Elliott 963 2.85 +2.85
Family First Daniel Ha 758 2.25 -2.28
Democratic Labor Barry O'Shea 632 1.87 +1.87
Total formal votes 33,763 96.55 +0.06
Informal votes 1,208 3.45 -0.06
Turnout 34,971 94.38 -0.10
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dee Ryall 17,852 52.90 +4.77
Labor Tony Robinson 15,895 47.10 -4.77
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +4.77

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