Electoral district of Malvern

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Malvern District 2014.png
Location of Malvern (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1945
MP Michael O'Brien
Party Liberal Party
Electors 40,708 (2014)
Area 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Malvern is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly[1] It is named for the suburb of Malvern and also includes Malvern East, Armadale, Kooyong and parts of Glen Iris and Toorak. The current member is Michael O'Brien of the Liberal Party, who replaced former Liberal leader Robert Doyle at the 2006 Victorian election. It has been held by the Liberals for its entire existence, and for most of that time has been one of the Liberals' safest seats in Melbourne. It is presently the safest Liberal seat in the capital, with a 16.3 percent swing required for Labor to win it.

Members for Malvern[edit]

Member Party Term
  Trevor Oldham[2] Liberal 1945–1953
  Sir John Bloomfield Liberal 1953–1970
  Lindsay Thompson Liberal 1970–1982
  Geoff Leigh Liberal 1982–1992
  Robert Doyle Liberal 1992–2006
  Michael O'Brien Liberal 2006–present
Oldham represented Boroondara 1933–1945[2]

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Malvern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael O'Brien 22,642 62.6 −2.8
Labor Les Tarczon 7,730 21.4 +2.0
Greens James Bennett 5,780 16.0 +1.9
Total formal votes 36,152 96.0 −0.9
Informal votes 1,515 4.0 +0.9
Turnout 37,667 92.5 +2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael O'Brien 23,958 66.3 −4.3
Labor Les Tarczon 12,205 33.7 +4.3
Liberal hold Swing −4.3


  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Oldham, Trevor Donald". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 

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