Electoral district of Hawthorn

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Hawthorn
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Hawthorn District 2014.png
Location of Hawthorn (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
StateVictoria
Created1889
MPJohn Kennedy
PartyLabor Party
Electors44,828 (2018)
Area19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan
Coordinates37°50′S 145°03′E / 37.833°S 145.050°E / -37.833; 145.050Coordinates: 37°50′S 145°03′E / 37.833°S 145.050°E / -37.833; 145.050

The electoral district of Hawthorn is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was first proclaimed in 1888[1] taking effect at the 1889 elections.

The electorate is located to the east of Melbourne and centres on the suburb of Hawthorn, after which it is named. It also includes parts of Camberwell, Burwood and Glen Iris.

It has usually been a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors, having been held by a number of leaders and senior ministers. With the exception of two occasions when Liberal MPs defected and sat as independents, it has only been held by non-Liberal MPs three times in its history: independent Leslie Hollins from 1940 to 1945, Labor-turned-Labor (Anti-Communist) MP Charles Murphy from 1952 to 1955, and since 2018, when Labor candidate John Kennedy won the seat for the first time in 63 years in a major upset.

Notable former members for Hawthorn include former premiers Sir William McPherson and Ted Baillieu, as well as Walter Jona, a minister in the Hamer government

Members for Hawthorn[edit]

Member Party Term
  Charles Taylor Liberal 1889–1894
  Robert Murray Smith Conservative 1894–1900
  Robert Barbour Liberal 1900–1901
  Ministerialist 1901–1902
  George Swinburne Ministerialist 1902–1907
  Independent 1907–1911
  Liberal 1911–1913
  William Murray McPherson Liberal 1913–1916
  Economy 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1930
  John Gray Nationalist 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1939
  Les Tyack United Australia 1939–1940
  Leslie Hollins Independent 1940–1945
  Fred Edmunds Liberal 1945–1949
  Independent 1949–1950
  Les Tyack Liberal 1950–1952
  Charles Murphy Labor 1952–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955–1955
  Jim Manson Liberal 1955–1958
  Peter Garrisson Liberal 1958–1963
  Independent 1963–1964
  Walter Jona Liberal 1964–1985
  Phil Gude Liberal 1985–1999
  Ted Baillieu Liberal 1999–2014
  John Pesutto Liberal 2014–2018
  John Kennedy Labor 2018–present

Election results[edit]

2018 Victorian state election: Hawthorn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Pesutto 17,231 43.89 −10.60
Labor John Kennedy 12,646 32.21 +8.04
Greens Nicholas Bieber 7,167 18.26 −3.07
Sustainable Australia Sophie Paterson 960 2.45 +2.45
Animal Justice Catherine Wright 885 2.25 +2.25
Independent Richard Grummet 367 0.93 +0.93
Total formal votes 39,256 96.41 +0.16
Informal votes 1,462 3.59 −0.16
Turnout 40,718 90.83 −2.12
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Kennedy 19,793 50.42 +9.01
Liberal John Pesutto 19,463 49.58 −9.01
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.01

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (PDF). Retrieved 11 March 2014.
  2. ^ State Election 2018: Hawthorn District, VEC.
  • "Re-Member". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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