Division of Gippsland
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Gippsland (green) in Victoria
|Area||33,264 km2 (12,843.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Gippsland is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria, which in turn is named for Sir George Gipps, Governor of New South Wales 1838-46. It includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Morwell, Sale and Traralgon. It is one of two original divisions in Victoria to have never elected a Labor-endorsed member, the other being Kooyong. It has been held by the National Party and its predecessor, the Country Party, since 1922: it is the only seat the party has held continuously since its creation. On its new boundaries, however, it takes in most of the industrial Latrobe Valley.
Sitting MP Peter McGauran announced his resignation in April 2008, sparking a June 2008 by-election, with the three major parties all contesting the election. The Nationals retained the seat on an increased margin, electing Darren Chester.
|James Bennett||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1914|
|George Wise||Independent Labor||1914–1917|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Gippsland|
|Liberal Democrats||Ben Buckley||4,716||5.33||−0.19|
|Palmer United||Deborah Gravenall||3,785||4.28||+4.28|
|Sex Party||Douglas Leitch||2,101||2.38||+2.38|
|Family First||Angie Foster||1,591||1.80||−1.54|
|Country Alliance||Sav Mangion||623||0.70||+0.70|
|Rise Up Australia||Peter Dorian||367||0.42||+0.42|
|Total formal votes||88,415||94.01||−2.20|
- "VIC DIVISION - GIPPSLAND". Virtual Tally Room 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 May 2014.