Electoral district of Bendigo East

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Bendigo East
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Bendigo East District 2014.png
Location of Bendigo East (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Dates current 1904–1927, 1985–present
MP Jacinta Allan
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 43,982 (2014)
Area 2,711 km2 (1,046.7 sq mi)
Demographic Urbanised Rural

Bendigo East is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. It covers an area of 2,711 square kilometres (1,047 sq mi) covering the part of the city of Bendigo east of the Yungera railway line and surrounding rural areas to the north, east and south. It includes the Bendigo suburbs of Bendigo East, Epsom, Huntly, Spring Gully, Strathfieldsaye and White Hills, and the surrounding towns of Axedale, Bridgewater, Flora Hill, Huntly, Kennington, Mandurang, Marong, Quarry Hill, Raywood, and Strathdale. It also includes parts of the localities of Eaglehawk, Elmore, Golden Square and Ravenswood, and the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. It lies within the Northern Victoria Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

The electorate was first created in 1904 in what was then a relatively strong Labor area. It continuously returned Labor candidates from 1907 until its abolition in 1927, when it was merged with Bendigo West to create a single Bendigo electorate. It was recreated in 1985 as a marginal seat and was won by Liberal candidate Michael John, who went on to serve as a minister in the Kennett government. He was narrowly defeated by Labor candidate Jacinta Allan at the 1999 general election. Allan was re-elected at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 elections.

Members for Bendigo East[edit]

First incarnation (1904–1927)
Member Party Term
  Alfred Bailes Unaligned 1904–1907
  Thomas Glass Labor 1907–1911
  Alfred Hampson Labor 1911–1915
  Luke Clough Labor 1915–1927
Second incarnation (1985–present)
Member Party Term
  Michael John Liberal 1985–1999
  Jacinta Allan Labor 1999–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Bendigo East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jacinta Allan 18,651 46.3 +3.1
Liberal Greg Bickley 16,492 40.9 +6.9
Greens Jennifer Alden 2,935 7.3 +1.0
Family First Glenis Bradshaw 963 2.4 +1.1
Country Alliance Cameron Dowling 714 1.8 −1.7
Rise Up Australia Lynette Bell 550 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 40,305 96.5 +1.2
Informal votes 1,456 3.5 −1.2
Turnout 41,761 95.0 +2.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jacinta Allan 22,187 55.0 +1.9
Liberal Greg Bickley 18,118 45.0 −1.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bendigo East District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°45′S 144°20′E / 36.750°S 144.333°E / -36.750; 144.333