Electoral district of Sunbury

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Sunbury
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Sunbury District 2014.png
Location of Sunbury (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 2014
MP Josh Bull
Party Labor
Electors 41,877 (2014)
Area 342 km2 (132.0 sq mi)
Demographic Urbanised Rural

The Electoral district of Sunbury is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It is a new district that was created in the fast-growing outer northwestern fringe of Melbourne from areas in the district of Macedon. It is centred on the city of Sunbury, and includes the towns of Diggers Rest, Bulla, Westmeadows and Gladstone Park.[2]

Sunbury was estimated to be a fairly safe Labor seat with a margin of 6.5% at the time of its creation.[3] Labor member Josh Bull became the first member for Sunbury at the 2014 election.[4]

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Josh Bull Labor 2014–present

Results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Sunbury[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Josh Bull 16,358 44.1 −1.8
Liberal Jo Hagan 13,384 36.1 −1.6
Greens Ella Webb 2,918 7.9 −0.4
Independent Steve Medcraft 2,850 7.7 +7.7
Christians Charles Williams 802 2.2 +2.2
Independent Billy Lopez 395 1.1 +1.1
Voice for the West Vern Hughes 384 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 37,091 94.3 +0.3
Informal votes 2,239 5.7 −0.3
Turnout 39,330 93.9 −3.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Josh Bull 20,105 54.3 −2.2
Liberal Jo Hagan 16,968 45.7 +2.2
Labor hold Swing −2.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Sunbury District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "2013 Victorian Redistribution Analysis of Electoral Boundaries". ABC. 
  4. ^ "Victorian state election: Huge numbers of rookie MPs take their seats". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ State Election 2014: Sunbury District, VEC.

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