Division of Aston

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Aston
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Aston in Victoria, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Alan Tudge
Party Liberal
Namesake Tilly Aston
Electors 96,010 (2016)
Area 99 km2 (38.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Aston is an Australian Federal Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. The division was created in 1984 and is named for Tilly Aston, a blind writer and teacher who helped found the Library of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers in 1894.

The division is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including suburbs such as Rowville, Scoresby, Knoxfield and Wantirna.

The current Member for Aston, since the 2010 federal election, is Alan Tudge, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia who currently serves as Minister for Human Services.

A classic "mortgage belt" seat, it was held by the Australian Labor Party until 1990, but since then it has become increasingly safe for the Liberal Party.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Saunderson Labor 1984–1990
  Peter Nugent Liberal 1990–2001
  Chris Pearce Liberal 2001–2010
  Alan Tudge Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Aston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Tudge 43,532 50.86 −0.73
Labor Paul Klisaris 26,593 31.07 −1.56
Greens Steve Raymond 7,186 8.40 +2.52
Family First Daniel Martin 2,762 3.23 +0.46
Animal Justice Rosemary Lavin 2,211 2.58 +2.58
Independent Daniel Huppert 2,104 2.46 +2.46
Liberal Democrats Joel Moore 1,198 1.40 +1.40
Total formal votes 85,586 96.04 +0.57
Informal votes 3,525 3.96 −0.57
Turnout 89,111 92.81 −1.92
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Alan Tudge 50,142 58.59 +0.39
Labor Paul Klisaris 35,444 41.41 −0.39
Liberal hold Swing +0.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aston, VIC, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°53′31″S 145°14′24″E / 37.892°S 145.240°E / -37.892; 145.240