Electoral district of Evelyn

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Evelyn
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Evelyn District 2014.png
Location of Evelyn (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1859
MP Christine Fyffe
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 40,174 (2014)
Area 252 km2 (97.3 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 37°45′S 145°22′E / 37.750°S 145.367°E / -37.750; 145.367Coordinates: 37°45′S 145°22′E / 37.750°S 145.367°E / -37.750; 145.367

The Electoral district of Evelyn is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly covering the urban fringe north east of Melbourne. It was first proclaimed in 1859.[1]

The seat has shrunk considerably in size as the eastern suburbs of Melbourne grew. It now includes the suburbs and towns of Coldstream, Gruyere, Lilydale, and Wonga Park.

The seat is usually safe for the Liberal Party but it was won by the Labor Party during their three landslide victories of 1952, 1982 and 2002.

At the 2006 election Christine Fyffe regained the seat for the Liberals, defeating Heather McTaggart. Fyffe was re-elected to the district during at the 2010 and 2014 Victorian state elections. [2]

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Charles King Unaligned 1859–1859
  William Bell Unaligned 1859–1860
  William Jones Unaligned 1860–1863
  John Thompson Unaligned 1863–1865
  William Watkins Unaligned 1866–1874
  Ewen Hugh Cameron Conservative 1874–1909
  Comm Liberal 1909–1914
  James Rouget Comm Liberal 1914–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  William Everard Economy 1917–1918
  Nationalist 1918–1924
  Independent 1924–1924
  United Australia 1924–1945
  Liberal / LCP 1945–1950
  Roland Leckie LCP 1950–1952
  Phillip Connell Labor 1952–1958
  Russell Stokes LCP / Liberal 1958–1973
  Jim Plowman Liberal 1973–1982
  Max McDonald Labor 1982–1985
  Jim Plowman Liberal 1985–1999
  Christine Fyffe Liberal 1999–2002
  Heather McTaggart Labor 2002–2006
  Christine Fyffe Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Evelyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Christine Fyffe 19,258 53.5 −2.2
Labor Peter Harris 11,588 32.2 +1.9
Greens Sandra Betts 2,393 6.7 −0.9
Christians Damien de Pyle 1,115 3.1 +3.1
Country Alliance Glenn Williams 905 2.5 −0.3
Independent Anthony McAleer 447 1.2 +1.2
Independent Lawrence Mobsby 271 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 35,977 94.3 −1.1
Informal votes 2,182 5.7 +1.1
Turnout 38,159 95.0 +2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Christine Fyffe 21,476 59.6 −3.0
Labor Peter Harris 14,562 40.4 +3.0
Liberal hold Swing −3.0

Historical maps[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorian Electoral Commission, Electoral Boundaries, Evelyn District profile". Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Victorian Parliament, Ministers and Members, Christine Fyffe". Parliament of Victoria. January 13, 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.