Victorian state election, 1985

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Victorian state election, 1985
Victoria (Australia)
1982 ←
2 March 1985 (1985-03-02)
→ 1988

All 88 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 22 (of the 44) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
  J.kennett.jpg
Leader John Cain Jeff Kennett
Party Labor Liberal
Leader's seat Bundoora Burwood
Last election 49 seats 24 seats
Seats won 47 seats 31 seats
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 7
Percentage 50.7% 49.3%
Swing Decrease 3.1 Increase 3.1

Premier before election

John Cain
Labor

Elected Premier

John Cain
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 2 March 1985 to elect the 88 members of the state's Legislative Assembly and 22 members of the 44-member Legislative Council.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 2 March 1985[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19821988 >>

Enrolled Voters 2,641,477
Votes Cast 2,462,226 Turnout 93.21 −0.76
Informal Votes 66,107 Informal 2.68 +0.07
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,198,262 50.01 0.00 47 -2
  Liberal 1,003,003 41.86 +3.53 31 +7
  National 174,727 7.29 +2.32 10 +2
  Independent 12,828 0.54 +0.54 0 ±0
  Other 7,299 0.30 0 ±0
Total 2,396,119     88  
Two-Party Preferred
  Labor 1,214,832 50.7 –3.1
  Liberal 1,181,287 49.3 +3.1

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1985 Swing Post-1985
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Bennettswood   Labor Doug Newton 1.2 -2.0 0.8 Roger Pescott Liberal  
Dromana   Labor David Hassett 1.4 -3.8 2.4 Ron Wells Liberal  
Evelyn   Labor Max McDonald 1.3 -4.1 2.8 Jim Plowman Liberal  
Ivanhoe   Labor Tony Sheehan 1.3 -2.7 1.6 Vin Heffernan Liberal  
Mentone   Liberal Bill Templeton -3.7 +1.7 2.0 Peter Spyker Labor  
Mornington   Labor notional - new seat 1.4 -3.4 2.0 Robin Cooper Liberal  
Sandringham   Labor Graham Ihlein -2.6 -2.3 4.9 David Lea Liberal  
Syndal   Labor David Gray 0.1 -1.5 1.4 Geoff Coleman Liberal  
Warrnambool   Liberal Adam Kempton 11.3 -17.8 6.5 John McGrath National  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
  • In addition, the National party retained the seat of Swan Hill, which it had won from the Liberals in a by-election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election held on 2 March 1985". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.