Electoral district of Brighton

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Brighton
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Brighton District 2014.png
Location of Brighton (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1856
MP Louise Asher
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 42,924 (2014)
Area 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Brighton is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers an area of 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi) in south-eastern Melbourne, including the suburbs of Brighton and Elwood, and parts of Brighton East and Hampton. It lies within the Southern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

It is one of only three electorates (along with Richmond and Williamstown) to have existed continuously since 1856. Brighton was defined in the Victoria Constitution Act, 1855, as: "Commencing on the Sea Coast at the South-west Angle of Section 25, Parish of Moorabbin, thence by a Line East to the South-east Angle of Section 55 ; on the East by a Line bearing North, being the Parish Boundary from the said Point to the North-east Angle of Section 63 ; on the North by the Road bearing West to the Sea Coast, and on the West by the Sea Coast to the commencing Point."[2]

Members for Brighton[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jonathan Binns Were Unaligned 1856–1857
  Charles Ebden Unaligned 1857–1861
  George Higinbotham Unaligned 1861-1861
  William Brodribb Unaligned 1861–1862
  George Higinbotham Unaligned 1862–1871
  Sir Thomas Bent Unaligned 1871–1894
  William Moule Unaligned 1894–1900
  Sir Thomas Bent Unaligned 1900–1909
  Oswald Snowball Liberal 1909–1928
  Nationalist
  Ian Macfarlan Nationalist 1928–1945
  United Australia
  Independent
  Raymond Tovell Liberal 1945–1955
  Electoral Reform League
  Sir John Rossiter Liberal 1955–1976
  Jeannette Patrick Liberal 1976–1985
  Alan Stockdale Liberal 1985–1999
  Louise Asher Liberal 1999–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Louise Asher 21,145 55.5 −3.0
Labor Louise Crawford 8,973 23.6 +3.5
Greens Margaret Beavis 6,619 17.4 +0.1
Independent Jane Touzeau 1,350 3.5 +3.5
Total formal votes 38,087 96.4 −0.1
Informal votes 1,425 3.6 +0.1
Turnout 39,512 92.1 −0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Louise Asher 22,777 59.8 −4.6
Labor Louise Crawford 15,330 40.2 +4.6
Liberal hold Swing −4.6

Historical maps[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brighton District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Constitution Act 1855" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2013.