Electoral district of Murray Plains

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Murray Plains
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Murray Plains District 2014.png
Location of Murray Plains (dark green) in Victoria
StateVictoria
Created2014
MPPeter Walsh
PartyThe Nationals
Electors46,924 (2018)
Area11,921 km2 (4,602.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The electoral district of Murray Plains is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It is a new district created due to the abolition of the districts of Swan Hill and Rodney. It is centered on the Murray River cities of Swan Hill and Echuca, including the towns of Kerang, Lake Boga, Cohuna, Rochester, and other towns in the Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon and Campaspe local government areas.[2]

Murray Plains was contested in the 2014 election by the sitting National party MP for the abolished district of Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, who retained the seat.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Peter Walsh National 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Murray Plains[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Walsh 25,406 63.3 −7.3
Labor Peter Williams 8,190 20.4 +6.6
Country Alliance Bryon Winn 2,978 7.4 +1.1
Greens Ian Christoe 1,619 4.0 −0.0
Rise Up Australia Laurie J. Wintle 1,037 2.6 +2.6
Independent Nigel Anthony Hicks 924 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 40,154 94.5 −1.2
Informal votes 2,331 5.5 +1.2
Turnout 42,485 93.7 +3.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Walsh 29,100 72.4 −7.8
Labor Peter Williams 11,111 27.6 +7.8
National hold Swing −7.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Map of Murray Plains District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission.
  3. ^ State Election 2014: Murray Plains District, VEC.

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