Electoral district of Burwood

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Burwood District 2014.png
Location of Burwood (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Dates current 1955–1967, 1976–present
MP Graham Watt
Party Liberal Party
Electors 41,878 (2014)
Area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan
Districts of Burwood and Camberwell as they applied in 1956.

The electoral district of Burwood is an electorate for the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It is located approximately 13 kilometres east of Melbourne, and covers an area of 25 km². It includes the suburbs of Ashburton, Ashwood, Box Hill South, Burwood, and parts of Camberwell, Chadstone, Glen Iris, and Surrey Hills. The current Member for Burwood is Graham Watt of the Liberal Party.

Members for Burwood[edit]

First incarnation (1955–1967)
Member Party Term
  Jim MacDonald Liberal and Country 1955–1965    
Liberal 1965–1967
Second incarnation (1976–present)
Member Party Term
  Jeff Kennett Liberal             1976–1999
  Bob Stensholt   Labor 1999–2010
  Graham Watt Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graham Watt 18,902 50.1 −0.1
Labor Gavin Ryan 12,995 34.4 +1.5
Greens Beck Stuart 4,904 13.0 +1.1
Independent Peter Campbell 960 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 37,761 96.5 −0.2
Informal votes 1,357 3.5 +0.2
Turnout 39,118 93.4 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Graham Watt 20,079 53.2 −3.1
Labor Gavin Ryan 17,688 46.8 +3.1
Liberal hold Swing −3.1