Electoral district of Kew
Location of Kew (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Namesake||Suburb of Kew|
|Area||28 km2 (10.8 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Kew is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Located in eastern Melbourne, a few kilometres from the city centre, it is centred on the suburb of Kew. It also contains parts of Balwyn and Canterbury.
The seat was created in 1927 and has been a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors. The most notable former member is Dick Hamer, who was Premier of Victoria from 1972 until 1981. From 1927 to 1981, it was held by only three members, all of whom eventually became Deputy Premiers—Wilfrid Kent Hughes, Arthur Rylah and Hamer.
The current member is Tim Smith.
The seat is located almost entirely within the blue-ribbon federal Liberal seat of Kooyong.
Members for Kew
|Wilfrid Kent Hughes||Nationalist||1927–1931|
|Liberal / LCP||1945–1949|
|Arthur Rylah||LCP / Liberal||1949–1971|
|Total formal votes||39,433||95.9||−0.8|