Division of Scullin

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Scullin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Scullin 2019.png
Division of Scullin in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1968
MPAndrew Giles
PartyLabor
NamesakeJames Scullin
Electors105,180 (2019)
Area116 km2 (44.8 sq mi)
DemographicOuter 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 Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, South Morang, Thomastown

History[edit]

James Scullin, the division's namesake

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. Labor has never won less than 57 percent of the two-party vote, and has always garnered enough primary votes to win the seat outright. It is presently Labor's fourth-safest seat in Victoria and eighth-safest overall, with an 18.2 percent swing needed for the Liberals to win it.

From 1969 to 2013, the seat was 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 Jr. was Deputy Speaker from 1993–1996, second Deputy Speaker from 1996–2007 and was Speaker from 2007 until 2011.

Harry Jr. retired at the 2013 election, and was succeeded by current member Andrew Giles.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Harry Jenkins Sr.
(1925–2004)
Labor 25 October 1969
20 December 1985
Served as Speaker during the Hawke Government. Resigned in order to retire from politics
  Harry Jenkins.jpg Harry Jenkins Jr.
(1952–)
Labor 8 February 1986
5 August 2013
Served as Speaker during the Rudd and Gillard Governments. Retired
  Andrew Giles.jpg Andrew Giles
(1973–)
Labor 7 September 2013
present
Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: Scullin[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Andrew Giles 43,676 61.48 +2.09
Liberal Gurpal Singh 15,647 22.03 −3.82
Greens Cynthia Smith 4,491 6.32 −0.90
United Australia Firas Hasan 3,512 4.94 +4.94
Animal Justice Rod Whitfield 2,531 3.56 +0.26
Independent Yassin Akram Albarri 1,179 1.66 +1.66
Total formal votes 71,036 94.36 +0.18
Informal votes 4,245 5.64 −0.18
Turnout 75,281 71.57 −18.34
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Andrew Giles 51,187 72.06 +2.48
Liberal Gurpal Singh 19,849 27.94 −2.48

Results are not final. Last updated 9:13pm on 19 May 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scullin, VIC, Tally Room 2019, 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