Victorian state election, 1982

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Victorian state election, 1982
Victoria (Australia)
1979 ←
3 April 1982 (1982-04-03) → 1985

All 81 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 22 (of the 44) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
 
Leader John Cain Lindsay Thompson
Party Labor Liberal
Leader's seat Bundoora Malvern
Last election 32 seats 41 seats
Seats won 49 seats 24 seats
Seat change Increase 17 Decrease 17
Percentage 50.01% 38.33%
Swing Increase 4.77 Decrease 3.11

Premier before election

Lindsay Thompson
Liberal

Elected Premier

John Cain
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 3 April 1982 to elect the 81 members of the state's Legislative Assembly and 22 members of the 44-member Legislative Council. The Australian Labor Party returned to government for the first time since 1955.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 3 April 1982[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19791985 >>

Enrolled voters 2,453,642
Votes cast 2,305,773 Turnout 93.97 −0.67
Informal votes 60,272 Informal 2.61 −0.40
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,122,887 50.01 +4.77 49 +17
  Liberal 860,669 38.33 −3.11 24 −17
  Democrats 119,083 5.30 +0.10 0 ±0
  National 111,579 4.97 −0.64 8 ±0
  Democratic Labor 7,635 0.34 −0.17 0 ±0
  Independent 23,648 1.05 +1.05 0 ±0
Total 2,245,501     81  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 1,207,197 53.8 +4.5
  Liberal 1,037,506 46.2 –4.5

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1982 Swing Post-1982
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Ballarat South   Liberal Joan Chambers 0.4 -2.3 1.9 Frank Sheehan Labor  
Bendigo   Liberal Daryl McClure 1.2 -6.1 4.9 David Kennedy Labor  
Bennettswood   Liberal Keith McCance 6.1 -6.5 0.4 Doug Newton Labor  
Box Hill   Liberal Donald Mackinnon 3.6 -7.1 3.5 Margaret Ray Labor  
Dromana   Liberal Ron Wells 6.7 -7.7 1.0 David Hassett Labor  
Evelyn   Liberal Jim Plowman 3.8 -8.1 4.3 Max McDonald Labor  
Frankston   Liberal Graeme Weideman 7.2 -7.3 0.1 Jane Hill Labor  
Geelong West   Liberal Hayden Birrell 0.8 -3.7 2.9 Hayden Shell Labor  
Ivanhoe   Liberal Bruce Skeggs 3.4 -3.9 0.5 Tony Sheehan Labor  
Mitcham   Liberal George Cox 0.7 -4.6 3.9 John Harrowfield Labor  
Monbulk   Liberal Bill Borthwick 2.2 -5.2 3.0 Neil Pope Labor  
Noble Park   Liberal Peter Collins 1.0 -7.1 6.1 Terry Norris Labor  
Ringwood   Liberal Peter McArthur 4.1 -6.2 2.1 Kay Setches Labor  
St Kilda   Liberal Brian Dixon 0.2 -4.3 4.1 Andrew McCutcheon Labor  
Sandringham   Liberal Max Crellin 1.8 -3.3 1.5 Graham Ihlein Labor  
Syndal   Liberal Geoff Coleman 0.7 -4.5 3.8 David Gray Labor  
Warrandyte   Liberal Norman Lacy 6.1 -8.1 2.0 Lou Hill Labor  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LABOR SEATS (49)
Marginal
Frankston Jane Hill ALP 0.1%
Bennettswood Doug Newton ALP 0.4%
Ivanhoe Tony Sheehan ALP 0.5%
Dromana David Hassett ALP 1.0%
Sandringham Graham Ihlein ALP 1.5%
Ballarat South Frank Sheehan ALP 1.9%
Warrandyte Lou Hill ALP 2.0%
Ringwood Kay Setches ALP 2.1%
Geelong West Hayden Shell ALP 2.9%
Monbulk Neil Pope ALP 3.0%
Box Hill Margaret Ray ALP 3.5%
Prahran Bob Miller ALP 3.7%
Syndal David Gray ALP 3.8%
Mitcham John Harrowfield ALP 3.9%
St Kilda Andrew McCutcheon ALP 4.1%
Evelyn Max McDonald ALP 4.3%
Glenhuntly Gerard Vaughan ALP 4.6%
Bendigo David Kennedy ALP 4.9%
Bentleigh Gordon Hockley ALP 5.4%
Oakleigh Race Mathews ALP 5.9%
Fairly safe
Noble Park Terry Norris ALP 6.1%
Geelong East Graham Ernst ALP 6.3%
Springvale Kevin King ALP 6.9%
Greensborough Pauline Toner ALP 8.9%
Essendon Barry Rowe ALP 9.4%
Safe
Heatherton Peter Spyker ALP 10.3%
Knox Steve Crabb ALP 11.3%
Carrum Ian Cathie ALP 14.7%
Morwell Valerie Callister ALP 15.2%
Dandenong Rob Jolly ALP 15.3%
Albert Park Bunna Walsh ALP 16.3%
Bundoora John Cain ALP 16.6%
Niddrie Jack Simpson ALP 16.9%
Geelong North Neil Trezise ALP 18.1%
Werribee Ken Coghill ALP 18.9%
Melbourne Keith Remington ALP 19.4%
Glenroy Jack Culpin ALP 21.2%
Reservoir Jim Simmonds ALP 21.6%
Williamstown Gordon Stirling ALP 21.6%
Ascot Vale Tom Edmunds ALP 21.7%
Keilor George Seitz ALP 22.1%
Northcote Frank Wilkes ALP 23.5%
Preston Carl Kirkwood ALP 24.5% v DEM
Coburg Peter Gavin ALP 24.8%
Sunshine Bill Fogarty ALP 25.5%
Footscray Robert Fordham ALP 26.3%
Richmond Theo Sidiropoulos ALP 26.3%
Brunswick Tom Roper ALP 28.9%
Broadmeadows John Wilton ALP 31.9%
LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (32)
Marginal
Forest Hill John Richardson LIB 0.2%
Wantirna Don Saltmarsh LIB 0.8%
Gisborne Tom Reynolds LIB 0.9%
South Barwon Harley Dickinson LIB 1.1%
Berwick Rob Maclellan LIB 1.2%
Mentone Bill Templeton LIB 1.2%
Midlands Bill Ebery LIB 1.3%
Narracan John Delzoppo LIB 1.7%
Hawthorn Walter Jona LIB 2.6%
Westernport Alan Brown LIB 3.9%
Ripon Tom Austin LIB 4.7%
Ballarat North Tom Evans LIB 4.9%
Doncaster Morris Williams LIB 5.5%
Fairly safe
Burwood Jeff Kennett LIB 6.6%
Caulfield Ted Tanner LIB 7.0%
Gippsland South Tom Wallace NAT 8.6% v LIB
Portland Don McKellar LIB 8.8%
Safe
Kew Prue Sibree LIB 10.1%
Warrnambool Ian Smith LIB 11.3%
Balwyn Jim Ramsay LIB 11.4%
Brighton Jeannette Patrick LIB 11.9%
Benalla Pat McNamara NAT 13.4%
Malvern Lindsay Thompson LIB 13.6%
Gippsland East Bruce Evans NAT 14.1%
Mildura Milton Whiting NAT 16.7%
Benambra Lou Lieberman LIB 16.9%
Polwarth Cec Burgin LIB 16.9%
Shepparton Peter Ross-Edwards NAT 18.3%
Murray Valley Ken Jasper NAT 19.0%
Lowan Bill McGrath NAT 25.5%
Rodney Eddie Hann NAT 26.9%
Swan Hill Alan Wood LIB 27.0%


References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 3 April 1982, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).