Electoral district of Kilsyth

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 2002
Abolished 2014
Electors 40,627 (2010)
Area 41 km2 (15.8 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

Kilsyth was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. It was a 41 km² electorate located in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, encompassing the suburbs of Bayswater North and Croydon South and parts of the suburbs of Kilsyth, Lilydale and Montrose. The electorate had a population of 52,701 at the 2001 census.

Kilsyth was created as a nominally Liberal seat at the 2002 election. It was contested at that election by Liberal MP Lorraine Elliott, whose nearby electorate of Mooroolbark had been abolished in the redistribution. Elliott was not expected to face a serious challenge at the election, but amidst a statewide Labor landslide, was defeated in a major upset by Labor candidate Dympna Beard. Beard's narrow victory left Kilsyth as one of the most marginal seats in the state, and she faced an extremely close race at the 2006 election. The final result was not known for several days, with Liberal candidate David Hodgett eventually being declared the victor by 185 votes. In 2010, Hodgett was returned with a significantly increased margin and over 60% of the 2PP vote.[1]

Members for Kilsyth[edit]

Member Party Term
  Dympna Beard Labor 2002–2006
  David Hodgett Liberal 2006–2014

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Kilsyth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hodgett 19,348 52.85 +9.23
Labor Vicki Setches 11,172 30.52 -8.37
Greens Justin-Paul Sammons 2,913 7.96 -0.66
Family First Daniel Harrison 1,165 3.18 -3.56
Sex Party Sam Haughton-Greene 1,145 3.13 +3.13
Independent Shane McKenzie 546 1.49 +1.49
Democratic Labor Reinhard Dekter 319 0.87 +0.87
Total formal votes 36,608 95.45 -0.63
Informal votes 1,744 4.55 +0.63
Turnout 38,352 94.40 +0.48
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Hodgett 19,348 60.40 +10.13
Labor Vicki Setches 14,503 39.60 -10.13
Liberal hold Swing +10.13

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