Electoral district of Footscray

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Footscray
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Footscray District 2014.png
Location of Footscray (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Dates current 1877–1904, 1927–present
MP Marsha Thomson
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Footscray, Victoria
Electors 46,116 (2014)
Area 39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan
Coordinates 37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867Coordinates: 37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867

The Electoral district of Footscray is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It lies just north of Melbourne and covers the suburbs of Footscray, Maribyrnong and Seddon.

The seat was first created by "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876"[1] taking effect at the 1877 elections. It was abolished in 1904 and recreated in 1927. In its current incarnation it has been held by the Australian Labor Party for its entire existence, as it lies in Labor's traditional heartland of western and northern Melbourne.

Marsha Thomson retained the seat for Labor at the 2006 election after the retirement of Bruce Mildenhall.

Members for Footscray[edit]

First incarnation (1877–1904)
Member Party Term
  Mark King Unaligned 1877–1879
  William Clark Unaligned 1879–1894
  John Hancock Labor 1894–1899
  Samuel Mauger Independent 1900–1901
  Jacob Fotheringham Liberal 1901–1902
  Alexander McDonald Liberal 1902–1904
Second incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  George Prendergast Labor 1927–1937
  Jack Mullens Labor 1937–1945
  Jack Holland Labor 1945–1955
  Roy Schintler Labor 1955–1958
  Ernie Shepherd Labor 1958
  William Divers Labor 1958–1970
  Robert Fordham Labor 1970–1992
  Bruce Mildenhall Labor 1992–2006
  Marsha Thomson Labor 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Footscray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Marsha Thomson 17,542 45.1 −1.4
Liberal Kim Vu 10,386 26.7 +1.9
Greens Rod Swift 6,682 17.2 −0.6
Independent Catherine Cumming 2,985 7.7 +0.5
Voice for the West Ken Betts 1,272 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 38,867 94.1 +0.3
Informal votes 2,422 5.9 −0.3
Turnout 41,289 89.5 +2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Marsha Thomson 25,065 64.5 −1.4
Liberal Kim Vu 13,802 35.5 +1.4
Labor hold Swing −1.4

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 8 February 2014.