Electoral district of Morwell

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Morwell
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Morwell District 2014.png
Location of Morwell (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1955
MP Russell Northe
Party National Party of Australia
Electors 45,409 (2014)
Area 1,640 km2 (633.2 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Morwell is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It covers the regional centres of Morwell and Traralgon as well as the surrounding rural areas in the middle of Gippsland.

Created in 1955,[1] it was held by the Liberals until the 1970 election, when it was won by Labor. They held the seat until the 2006 election, when the Nationals gained the seat.

Members for Morwell[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jim Balfour Liberal 1955–1967
  Archie Tanner Liberal 1967–1970
  Derek Amos Labor 1970–1981
  Valerie Callister Labor 1981–1988
  Keith Hamilton Labor 1988–2002
  Brendan Jenkins Labor 2002–2006
  Russell Northe National 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Morwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Russell Northe 17,824 44.4 −4.9
Labor Jadon Mintern 14,282 35.6 +4.3
Independent Tracie Lund 4,377 10.9 +10.9
Greens Dan Caffrey 1,894 4.7 −0.3
Country Alliance Stewart Birkett 950 2.4 −1.3
Rise Up Australia Peter Dorian 423 1.1 +1.1
Independent Jacqueline Rose 380 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 40,130 94.6 −0.4
Informal votes 2,283 5.4 +0.4
Turnout 42,413 93.4 +1.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Russell Northe 20,787 51.8 −11.5
Labor Jadon Mintern 19,343 48.2 +11.5
National hold Swing −11.5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ State Election 2014: Morwell District, VEC.