Electoral district of Lyndhurst

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electors41,578 (2010)
Area98 km2 (37.8 sq mi)

The Electoral district of Lyndhurst was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Included within its boundaries were Bangholme and Lyndhurst and parts of other surrounding suburbs, such as Noble Park and Springvale.

The seat was created at the 2002 election, replacing the district of Springvale. At that election it recorded the second biggest swing to Labor in the state, extending Labor's margin in the electorate to around 25%.

On 15 February 2013 the sitting member Tim Holding resigned, the resulting Lyndhurst by-election on 27 April saw Martin Pakula retain the seat for Labor. The seat was abolished prior to the 2014 election and largely replaced by Keysborough.

Members for Lyndhurst[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tim Holding Labor 2002–2013
  Martin Pakula Labor 2013–2014

Election results[edit]

Lyndhurst state by-election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Pakula 12,844 41.0 –14.5
Family First Stephen Nowland 4,431 14.1 +9.3
Democratic Labor Geraldine Gonsalvez 3,447 11.0 +9.8
Independent Hung Vo 3,058 9.8 +6.2
Greens Nina Springle 2,946 9.4 +3.3
Sex Party Martin Leahy 2,623 8.4 +8.4
Independent David Linaker 1,358 4.3 +4.3
Independent Bobby Singh 636 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 31,343 90.5 –2.4
Informal votes 3,283 9.5 +2.4
Turnout 34,626 79.7 −12.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Martin Pakula 17,878 57.0 –6.9
Family First Stephen Nowland 13,465 43.0 +43.0
Labor hold Swing N/A

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