Electoral district of Cranbourne

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Cranbourne
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Cranbourne (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1992; 26 years ago (1992)
MP Jude Perera
Party Labor Party
Electors 45,863 (2014)
Area 80.19 km2 (31.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Electoral District of Cranbourne is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It is located south-east of Melbourne and includes the suburbs of Cranbourne, Carrum Downs, Langwarrin, Seaford, Skye, and Frankston North. It was created prior to the 1992 state election.[2]

Cranbourne has been held by Jude Perera of the Labor Party since 2002, with a two-party preferred margin of 2.3% at the 2014 state election. However, from 1992 to the 2002 election the seat was held by the Liberal Party, albeit with different boundaries that were more favourable to the Liberals. Additionally, the Victorian State Liberals suffered a statewide swing against them that saw them lose two thirds of their seats at the 2002 state election.

Perera re-contested the seat at the 2006 election, and defeated Luke Martin of the Liberal Party. Perera held the seat again in 2010, holding off a challenge from ex-VFL player and brother of Gary Ablett Sr., Geoff Ablett.

In September 2017, Perera announced he will not be running at the November 2018 state election.[3]

Members for Cranbourne[edit]

Member Party[2] Term
  Gary Rowe Liberal 1992–2002
  Jude Perera Labor 2002–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Cranbourne[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jude Perera 17,365 43.37 +0.88
Liberal Geoff Ablett 16,536 41.30 +1.77
Greens Nagaraj Nayak 1,668 4.17 −4.12
Sex Party Laith Graham 1,110 2.77 +2.77
Rise Up Australia Jonathan Eli 995 2.49 +2.49
Family First Pamela Keenan 979 2.45 −0.91
Independent Rosemary Blake 824 2.06 +2.06
Christians Rania Michael 560 1.40 +1.40
Total formal votes 40,037 93.44 −0.39
Informal votes 2,810 6.56 +0.39
Turnout 42,847 93.42 +0.53
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jude Perera 20,954 52.34 +0.50
Liberal Geoff Ablett 19,083 47.66 -0.50
Labor hold Swing +0.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Cranbourne District profile - Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Two more Vic MPs to bow out of politics". SBS News. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018. 
  4. ^ "State Election 2014: Cranbourne District results summary - Victorian Electoral Commission". www.vec.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 21 March 2018. 

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