Electoral district of Shepparton

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Shepparton
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Shepparton District 2014.png
Location of Shepparton (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Dates current 1945–1955, 1967–present
MP Suzanna Sheed
Party Independent
Electors 46,190 (2014)
Area 3,288 km2 (1,269.5 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Shepparton is a rural Lower House electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Northern Victoria Region of the Legislative Council.

The electoral district of Shepparton covers an area of 3,288 square kilometres.[1]

Shepparton includes the country towns of Ardmona, Barmah, Congupna, Dookie, Katunga, Kialla, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Picola, Shepparton, Strathmerton, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Toolamba.[1] The district also includes the Barmah National Park.

It is a rich agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and dairy farms. Much of the electorate is an important irrigation area served by water from the Main East Goulburn Channel. The rest of the land is used for pasture, fodder crops and cattle and sheep grazing.

Shepparton was held by the National/Country Party from its creation in 1945 until 2014, although it was abolished for a twelve-year period between 1955 and 1967.[2] The current member is independent Suzanna Sheed, who was elected at the 2014 state election.[3]

Members for Shepparton[edit]

First incarnation (1945–1955)
Member Party Term
  John McDonald         Country   1945–1955    
Second incarnation (1967–present)
Member Party Term
  Peter Ross-Edwards Country 1967–1975
  National /
Country
1975–1982
  National 1982–1991
  Don Kilgour National 1991–2002
  Jeanette Powell National 2002–2014
  Suzanna Sheed Independent 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Shepparton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Greg Barr 14,272 35.4 −18.4
Independent Suzanna Sheed 13,211 32.7 +32.7
Labor Rodney Higgins 7,218 17.9 +1.7
Country Alliance Michael Bourke 3,310 8.2 −11.5
Greens Damien Stevens 1,365 3.4 −1.3
Independent Diane Teasdale 994 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 40,370 94.2 −0.3
Informal votes 2,504 5.8 +0.3
Turnout 42,874 92.8 −1.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Suzanna Sheed 21,247 52.6 +52.6
National Greg Barr 19,123 47.4 −28.5
Independent gain from National Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shepparton District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Victoria Government Gazette" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 4 August 1966. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "State Election 2014: Shepparton District". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  4. ^ State Election 2014: Shepparton District, VEC.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°09′36″S 145°18′36″E / 36.1600°S 145.3100°E / -36.1600; 145.3100