Division of Dunkley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dunkley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Dunkley 2019.png
Division of Dunkley in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPPeta Murphy
PartyLabor
NamesakeLouisa Margaret Dunkley
Electors110,685 (2019)
Area152 km2 (58.7 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Dunkley is an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division is located south-east of Melbourne in the Mornington Peninsula. It covers an area of approximately 152 square kilometres (59 sq mi) from Seaford in the north to Mount Eliza in the south and Langwarrin South in the southeast.

History[edit]

The division was created in 1984 and is named for Louisa Margaret Dunkley, a trade unionist and campaigner for equal pay for women.

Despite encompassing the Labor-leaning working-class suburbs of Carrum Downs, Frankston, Frankston North, Skye, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South and Seaford, the affluent and heavily conservative suburbs of Mount Eliza and Mornington helped Dunkley remain a Liberal-held seat from 1996 until 2019. However, as a result of the 2018 boundary redistribution which excluded Mornington from the electorate, Dunkley became a notionally marginal Labor seat. It was consequently gained by the party at the 2019 Australian federal election.[1]

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Bob Chynoweth
(1941–)
Labor 1 December 1984
24 March 1990
Previously held the Division of Flinders. Lost seat
  No image.svg Frank Ford
(1936–)
Liberal 24 March 1990
13 March 1993
Lost seat
  No image.svg Bob Chynoweth
(1941–)
Labor 13 March 1993
2 March 1996
Lost seat
  Bruce Billson Portrait 2014.jpg Bruce Billson
(1966–)
Liberal 2 March 1996
9 May 2016
Served as minister under Howard, Abbott and Turnbull. Retired
  No image.svg Chris Crewther
(1983–)
Liberal 2 July 2016
18 May 2019
Lost seat
  Peta Murphy with Mount Eliza JFC Player Matt.jpg Peta Murphy
(1973–)
Labor 18 May 2019
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Dunkley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Crewther 38,616 39.88 −1.22
Labor Peta Murphy 37,301 38.52 +2.00
Greens Emily Green 8,125 8.39 −1.09
Justice Lachlan O'Connell 5,027 5.19 +0.19
Animal Justice Elizabeth Johnston 2,961 3.06 +0.18
United Australia Ron Jean 2,513 2.60 +2.60
Conservative National Christopher James 1,337 1.38 +1.38
Rise Up Australia Yvonne Gentle 948 0.98 +0.34
Total formal votes 96,828 94.86 +0.90
Informal votes 5,250 5.14 −0.90
Turnout 102,078 92.26 +1.10
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Peta Murphy 51,066 52.74 +1.71
Liberal Chris Crewther 45,762 47.26 −1.71
Labor hold Swing +1.71

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Dunkley (Vic)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ Dunkley, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°10′12″S 145°08′17″E / 38.170°S 145.138°E / -38.170; 145.138