Electoral district of Preston

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Preston District 2014.png
Location of Preston (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1945
MP Robin Scott
Party Labor Party
Electors 42,297 (2014)
Area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Demographic Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Preston is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It currently centres on the northern Melbourne suburbs of Preston and Reservoir. It has always been a safe Labor Party seat.

The most prominent former member was Victoria Cross recipient William Ruthven. At the 2006 election Robin Scott was elected to succeed the retiring Michael Leighton who had been the member since the 1988 election.

Members for Preston[edit]

Member Party Term
  William Ruthven Labor 1945–1955
  Charlie Ring Labor 1955–1970
  Carl Kirkwood Labor 1970–1988
  Michael Leighton Labor 1988–2006
  Robin Scott Labor 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Preston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Robin Scott 17,607 48.4 −5.5
Liberal John Forster 7,694 21.2 −5.1
Greens Rose Ljubicic 5,869 16.1 −3.0
Independent Gaetano Greco 4,103 11.3 +11.3
Family First Rachel Ward 1,091 3.0 +2.7
Total formal votes 36,364 94.7 +1.2
Informal votes 2,043 5.3 −1.2
Turnout 38,407 90.8 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Robin Scott 27,199 74.7 +4.5
Liberal John Forster 9,235 25.3 −4.5
Labor hold Swing +4.5


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