Electoral district of South-West Coast
Location of South-West Coast (dark green) in Victoria
|Area||5,829 km2 (2,250.6 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of South-West Coast is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was created prior to the 2002 election in order to replace the abolished seats of Portland and Warrnambool.
South-West Coast is located in ancestrally Liberal territory, and was thus a natural choice for Portland's former member, Denis Napthine, to transfer for the 2002 election. He barely held onto his seat in the Labor landslide of that year, seeing his margin reduced to only 0.7 percent. However, it has reverted to its previous form as a safe Liberal seat. Napthine subsequently served as Premier of Victoria from 2013 to 2014. Following his government's election loss to Labor in November 2014, Napthine resigned from parliament on 3 September 2015. Roma Britnell retained the seat for the Liberals at the ensuing by-election on 31 October.
Members for South-West Coast
|Independent||Rodney Van de Hoef||673||1.7||+1.7|
|Animal Justice||Jennifer Gamble||487||1.3||+1.3|
|Total formal votes||38,598||93.8||−2.2|
|Country Alliance||Steven Moore||945||2.3||−1.2|
|Independent||Linda K. Smith||449||1.1||+1.1|
|Total formal votes||40,782||96.0||−0.0|
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