Electoral district of Mount Waverley

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Mount Waverley
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Mount Waverley District 2014.png
Location of Mount Waverley (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 2002
MP Michael Gidley
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 39,993 (2014)
Area 26 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral District of Mount Waverley is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and contains the suburbs of Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley and Syndal.

The seat was created prior to the 2002 election replacing the normally safe Liberal seat of Glen Waverley. When created, Mount Waverley had a notional Liberal margin of 9.1% but it was won by Labor's Maxine Morand at the 2002 election in an swing of 11.4%. It was one of four seats won by Labor on Green preferences after trailing the Liberals on the primary vote results. Liberal candidate Michael Gidley won the seat at the 2010 state election with a swing of 7.4%.[1]

Members for Mount Waverley[edit]

Member Party Term
  Maxine Morand Labor 2002–2010
  Michael Gidley Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Mount Waverley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Michael Gidley 18,357 51.2 −1.4
Labor Jennifer Yang 13,184 36.7 +3.3
Greens Perky Raj Khangure 3,432 9.6 +2.0
Christians Stephen Chong Zheng 915 2.6 +2.5
Total formal votes 35,888 96.2 −0.1
Informal votes 1,422 3.8 +0.1
Turnout 37,310 93.3 −1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Gidley 19,489 54.6 −4.0
Labor Jennifer Yang 16,211 45.4 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing −4.0

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