Electoral district of Preston

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Preston
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Preston (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
StateVictoria
Created1945
MPRobin Scott
PartyLabor Party
Electors45,253 (2018)
Area25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
DemographicMetropolitan

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]

2018 Victorian state election: Preston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Robin Scott 19,409 51.97 +3.55
Liberal Guido Lilio 6,083 16.29 −4.87
Greens Susanne Newton 5,636 15.09 −1.05
Independent Gaetano Greco 2,570 6.88 +6.88
Socialists Stephanie Price 1,453 3.89 +3.89
Reason Margee Glover 1,116 2.99 +2.99
Animal Justice Nadine Richings 1,079 2.89 +2.89
Total formal votes 37,346 93.29 −1.39
Informal votes 2,687 6.71 +1.39
Turnout 40,033 88.46 −2.34
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Robin Scott 29,318 78.50 +3.85
Liberal Guido Lilio 8,028 21.50 −3.85
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Robin Scott 26,372 70.70 −3.95
Greens Susanne Newton 10,928 29.30 +29.30
Labor hold Swing N/A

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