Chelsea Province

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Chelsea Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1976
Abolished 2006
Demographic Metropolitan

Chelsea Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council. It existed as a two-member electorate from 1976 to 2006, with members holding alternating eight-year terms. It was a marginal seat throughout its existence, and was won by the party that won government at each election from 1982 to 2006. It was abolished from the 2006 state election in the wake of the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council.

It was located in the south-east of Melbourne. In 2002, when it was last contested, it covered an area of 266 km2 and included the suburbs of Carrum, Carrum Downs, Chelsea, Cranbourne, Frankston, Hampton Park, Keysborough, Seaford and Springvale.

Members for Chelsea Province[edit]

Member 1 Party Term
  Neil Stacey Liberal 1976–1982 Member 2 Party Term
  Eric Kent Labor 1979–1985
  Mal Sandon Labor 1982–1988
  Maureen Lyster Labor 1985–1992
  Burwyn Davidson Labor 1988–1996
  Sue Wilding Liberal 1992–1999
  Cameron Boardman Liberal 1996–2002
  Bob Smith Labor 1999–2006
  Matt Viney Labor 2002–2006