Electoral district of Mornington

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Mornington
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Mornington District 2014.png
Location of Mornington (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Dates current 1859–1967, 1985–present
MP David Morris
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 43,622 (2014)
Area 155 km2 (59.8 sq mi)
Demographic Outer metropolitan and rural fringe
Coordinates 38°15′S 145°04′E / 38.250°S 145.067°E / -38.250; 145.067Coordinates: 38°15′S 145°04′E / 38.250°S 145.067°E / -38.250; 145.067

The Electoral district of Mornington is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. The electorate can be described as outer metropolitan and rural, including animal farming, grape production and wineries.[1] The district is 155 square kilometres in area.[2]

It was first created in 1859 when the Electoral district of Evelyn and Mornington was abolished and split in two.[3] The district of Mornington initially included the entire Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and French Island.[3]

Currently (as of 2014) it includes Mornington, Mount Eliza, Mount Martha and Tuerong, and parts of Baxter and Moorooduc.[2]

David Morris, Liberal, retained his seat after the 2014 Victorian election.[4][5]

Members for Mornington[edit]

First incarnation (1859–1967)
Member Party Term
  William Lyall Unaligned 1859–1861
  Henry Samuel Chapman Unaligned 1861–1862
  Sir James McCulloch Unaligned 1862–1872
  James Purves Unaligned 1872–1880
  James Gibb Unaligned 1880–1886
  Louis Smith Unaligned 1886–1894
  Alfred Downward Unaligned 1894–1929
  Herbert Downward Country 1929–1932
  Alfred Kirton United Australia 1932–1947
  Country
  William Leggatt Liberal 1947–1956
  Roberts Dunstan Liberal 1956–1967
Second incarnation (1985–present)
Member Party Term
  Robin Cooper Liberal 1985–2006
  David Morris Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Mornington[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Morris 23,184 58.8 −2.8
Labor Rebecca Wright 10,762 27.3 +2.2
Greens Matthew McLaren 4,618 11.7 +1.2
Rise Up Australia Peter Moldovan 453 1.2 +1.1
Country Alliance Marion Barnes 416 1.1 −0.1
Total formal votes 39,433 96.0 −0.2
Informal votes 1,660 4.0 +0.2
Turnout 41,093 94.2 +2.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Morris 24,711 62.6 −3.6
Labor Rebecca Wright 14,759 37.4 +3.6
Liberal hold Swing −3.6

Historical maps[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Mornington Peninsula". Visit Mornington Peninsula. Mornington Peninsula Tourism. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Electorate profile: Mornington District". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof." (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1858. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mornington results". Victoria Votes. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "David Morris". David Morris. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  6. ^ State Election 2014: Mornington District, VEC.