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.

References[edit]

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