Electoral district of Albert Park

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This article is about the Victorian state electorate. For the historical South Australian state electorate, see Electoral district of Albert Park (South Australia).
Albert Park
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Albert Park (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1889
MP Martin Foley
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 43,134 (2014)
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950Coordinates: 37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950

Albert Park is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Australia. It covers an area of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) in inner suburban Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Wharf, and parts of St Kilda. It lies within the Southern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

It was first proclaimed in 1889.

Albert Park has been held continuously by the Labor Party since the 1950 election.

John Thwaites was the member from 1992 until his resignation on 30 July 2007, along with Steve Bracks, the member for Williamstown. A by-election was held on 15 September 2007, which resulted in the election of Labor's Martin Foley.

Members for Albert Park[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Nimmo Liberal 1889–1892
  John White Conservative 1892–1902
  George Elmslie Labor 1902–1918
  Joseph Hannan Labor 1918–1919
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1919–1927
  Robert Cuthertson Nationalist 1927–1929
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1929–1932
  Harold Drew United Australia 1932–1937
  Independent
  Sir William Haworth United Australia 1937–1944
  Liberal 1944–1945
  Frank Crean Labor 1945–1947
  Roy Schilling Liberal 1947–1950
  Patrick Sutton Labor 1950–1970
  Val Doube Labor 1970–1979
  Bunna Walsh Labor 1979–1992
  John Thwaites Labor 1992–2007
  Martin Foley Labor 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Albert Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Shannon Eeles 15,177 41.5 +1.7
Labor Martin Foley 11,826 32.3 +1.3
Greens David Collis 6,134 16.8 −0.1
Independent Tex Perkins 1,614 4.4 +4.4
Sex Party James Hurley 1,263 3.5 −0.1
Independent Steven Armstrong 289 0.8 +0.8
Family First Deborah Geyer 273 0.7 0.0
Total formal votes 36,576 95.9 −0.4
Informal votes 1,575 4.1 +0.4
Turnout 38,151 88.4 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Foley 19,370 53.0 +2.1
Liberal Shannon Eeles 17,206 47.0 −2.1
Labor hold Swing +2.1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Park district profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014.