Division of Deakin
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||70 km2 (27.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Deakin is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It is named for Alfred Deakin, three times Prime Minister of Australia. The division was created in 1937, initially as a rural seat, but since 1949 it has been located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, today taking in Blackburn, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Nunawading, Vermont, Vermont South and Ringwood.
Deakin has usually been held by the Liberal Party, though it became increasingly marginal from the 1980s onward. Prior to the 2013 federal election it was the second most marginal Labor Party seat in Australia. At the 2013 federal election, Michael Sukkar reclaimed the seat for the Liberal Party and was elected with 53.2% of the two-party-preferred vote.
|William Hutchinson||United Australia||1937–1944|
|Animal Justice||Vanessa Browne||2,394||2.65||+2.65|
|Family First||Gary Coombes||2,009||2.23||+0.87|
|Total formal votes||90,268||97.34||+1.67|
- Deakin, VIC, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.