Division of Deakin

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Deakin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Deakin 2019.png
Division of Deakin in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1937
MPMichael Sukkar
PartyLiberal
NamesakeAlfred Deakin
Electors107,534 (2019)
Area79 km2 (30.5 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Deakin is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria.

History[edit]

Alfred Deakin, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1937, and was named in honour of Alfred Deakin, who served as Prime Minister of Australia on three non-consecutive occasions from 1903 to 1910. Deakin had represented the Victorian federal seat of Ballarat from 1901 to 1913.

Initially a rural seat, the division has been located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne since 1949, today taking in Bayswater North, Croydon, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Ringwood, Heatherdale, Heathmont, Kilsyth South, Mitcham, Ringwood, Vermont and Vermont South; as well as parts of Croydon Hills, Forest Hill, Kilsyth, North Ringwood, Nunawading and Park Orchards.

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.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  William Hutchinson.png William Hutchinson
(1904–1967)
United Australia 23 October 1937
21 February 1945
Previously held the Division of Indi. Retired
  Liberal 21 February 1945 –
31 October 1949
  FrankDavis1951.jpg Frank Davis
(1900–1980)
Liberal 10 December 1949
31 October 1966
Retired
  Alan Jarman 1969.jpg Alan Jarman
(1923–1992)
Liberal 26 November 1966
5 March 1983
Lost seat
  No image.svg John Saunderson
(1948–)
Labor 5 March 1983
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Aston
  No image.svg Julian Beale
(1934–)
Liberal 1 December 1984
24 March 1990
Transferred to the Division of Bruce
  No image.svg Ken Aldred
(1945–2016)
Liberal 24 March 1990
29 January 1996
Previously held the Division of Bruce. Lost preselection and retired
  Howard Barresi.JPG Phil Barresi
(1955–)
Liberal 2 March 1996
24 November 2007
Lost seat
  No image.svg Mike Symon
(1965–)
Labor 24 November 2007
7 September 2013
Lost seat
  No image.svg Michael Sukkar
(1981–)
Liberal 7 September 2013
present
Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Deakin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Sukkar 46,536 47.84 −2.47
Labor Shireen Morris 31,648 32.54 +2.46
Greens Sophia Sun 8,730 8.98 −2.37
Justice Ellie Sullivan 3,386 3.48 +3.48
United Australia Milton Wilde 1,997 2.05 +2.05
Animal Justice Vinita Costantino 1,964 2.02 −0.96
Independent Vickie Janson 1,614 1.66 +1.66
Democratic Labour Joel van der Horst 1,394 1.43 +1.43
Total formal votes 97,269 95.90 −1.09
Informal votes 4,155 4.10 +1.09
Turnout 101,424 94.35 −0.64
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Sukkar 53,288 54.78 −1.66
Labor Shireen Morris 43,981 45.22 +1.66
Liberal hold Swing −1.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deakin, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°49′19″S 145°12′22″E / 37.822°S 145.206°E / -37.822; 145.206