Electoral district of Bayswater

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Bayswater District 2014.png
Location of Bayswater (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1992
MP Heidi Victoria
Party Liberal Party
Electors 42,719 (2014)
Area 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Bayswater is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi) in outer eastern Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Heathmont, Kilsyth South and The Basin, and parts of Bayswater North, Boronia, Ringwood and Wantirna. It lies within the Eastern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

Bayswater was created as a notionally marginal Labor seat in a redistribution for the 1992 state election. It replaced the abolished electorate of Ringwood, which had been held by Labor MP and Kirner government Minister for Community Services Kay Setches since 1982. The area had been traditionally Liberal prior to Setches' election; she had been the first Labor member to hold Ringwood.[2][3] Setches contested Bayswater at the election, but was resoundingly defeated by Liberal candidate and personnel consultant Gordon Ashley in the Liberal landslide victory that year, one of several ministers to lose their seats.[4]

Ashley was easily re-elected at the 1996 election and 1999 election, but was unexpectedly defeated by Labor candidate Peter Lockwood in the Labor landslide victory at the 2002 election.[5][6] Lockwood only lasted one term before being defeated by Liberal Heidi Victoria in 2006.[7] Victoria served as Minister for the Arts, Minister for Women's Affairs and Minister for Consumer Affairs in the Napthine Ministry from 2013 to 2014.[8]

Members for Bayswater[edit]

Member Party Term
  Gordon Ashley Liberal 1992–2002
  Peter Lockwood Labor 2002–2006
  Heidi Victoria Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Bayswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Heidi Victoria 18,811 49.3 −0.9
Labor Tony Dib 12,927 33.9 +1.0
Greens James Tennant 3,355 8.8 −0.1
Animal Justice Robert Smyth 1,313 3.4 +3.4
Christians Tristan Conway 785 2.1 +2.1
Country Alliance Jeremy Cass 583 1.5 +1.0
Independent John Carbonari 385 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 38,159 94.9 −0.4
Informal votes 2,040 5.1 +0.4
Turnout 40,199 94.1 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Heidi Victoria 20,854 54.6 −2.1
Labor Tony Dib 17,323 45.4 +2.1
Liberal hold Swing −2.1

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Bayswater District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Lamont, Leonie (8 September 1992). "Tough times put Setches in the hot election seat". The Age. 
  3. ^ "Setches, Kay Patricia". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Cafarella, Jane (7 October 2002). "Farewell to minister of courage". Australian Financial Review. 
  5. ^ "Ashley, Gordon Wetzel". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Pheasant, Bill (2 December 2002). "ALP comes swinging into Liberal heartland". Australian Financial Review. 
  7. ^ "Lockwood, Peter". Re-member. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hon Heidi Victoria". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 December 2014.