Electoral district of Seymour

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1992
Abolished 2014
Electors 41,103 (2010)
Area 6,022 km2 (2,325.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Seymour was an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It covered rural territory just north of Melbourne, including the towns of Alexandra, Healesville, Kinglake, Marysville, Seymour and Yea.

It was created at the redistribution prior to the 1992 election where it was comfortably won by the Liberal's Marie Tehan who represented the comparable Legislative Council seat of Central Highlands Province from 1987 to 1992.

The seat recorded a 6.8% swing to the Australian Labor Party at the 1996 election before being narrowly and surprisingly won by Labor's Ben Hardman due to the anti-Kennett rural backlash at 1999 election. Hardman extended his majority to 9.5% at the 2002 election and was re-elected at the 2006 election, but he was defeated by Liberal candidate Cindy McLeish at the 2010 election.

Seymour was abolished prior to the 2014 state election. Its former territory was divided between the new districts of Eildon and Euroa, as well as the pre-existing district of Yan Yean.

Members for Seymour[edit]

Member Party Term
  Marie Tehan Liberal 1992–1999
  Ben Hardman Labor 1999–2010
  Cindy McLeish Liberal 2010–2014

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Seymour
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Cindy McLeish 12,992 35.63 -2.80
Labor Ben Hardman 12,813 35.14 -11.28
Independent Jan Beer 3,738 10.25 +10.25
Greens Huw Slater 3,230 8.86 -0.47
Country Alliance Adam Taurian 1,587 4.35 +4.35
National Anthony Rolando 1,391 3.81 +3.81
Family First Robert Guerra 711 1.95 -1.38
Total formal votes 36,462 94.91 -1.21
Informal votes 1,955 5.09 +1.21
Turnout 38,417 93.47 -0.55
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Cindy McLeish 18,728 51.25 +8.07
Labor Ben Hardman 17,811 48.75 -8.07
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +8.07

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  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014.