Division of Scullin

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This article is about the current federal electorate. For the previous electorate, see Division of Scullin (1955–69).
Scullin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of SCULLIN 2016.png
Division of Scullin in Victoria, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1968
MP Andrew Giles
Party Labor
Namesake James Scullin
Electors 110,539 (2016)
Area 169 km2 (65.3 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Scullin is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Diamond Creek, Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown and Wattle Glen, as well as the townships of Hurstbridge, Plenty and Yarrambat.

The Division replaced the abolished Division of Darebin at the redistribution of 21 November 1968. It was named after Rt Hon James Scullin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1929 to 1932. The Division has been a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party since its inception. The Division has been held by two generations of the Jenkins family. Harry Jenkins, Sr. was the Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986. His son Harry Jenkins was Deputy Speaker from 1993–1996, second Deputy Speaker from 1996–2007 and was Speaker from 2007 until 2011.

The current member for Scullin since the 2013 election is Andrew Giles, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Harry Jenkins, Sr. Labor 1969–1985
  Harry Jenkins Labor 1986–2013
  Andrew Giles Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Scullin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Andrew Giles 54,541 57.00 +6.74
Liberal Melanie Stockman 27,261 28.49 −0.65
Greens Rose Ljubicic 7,294 7.62 +0.13
Animal Justice John Matlen 3,387 3.54 +3.54
Drug Law Reform Adriana Buccianti 3,195 3.34 +3.34
Total formal votes 95,678 94.88 +1.31
Informal votes 5,164 5.12 −1.31
Turnout 100,842 91.23 −2.04
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Andrew Giles 64,369 67.28 +2.93
Liberal Melanie Stockman 31,309 32.72 −2.93
Labor hold Swing +2.93

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′47″S 145°03′11″E / 37.663°S 145.053°E / -37.663; 145.053