Electoral district of Swan Hill

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Swan Hill
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
State Victoria
Created 1904
Abolished 2014
Namesake Town of Swan Hill
Electors 33,073 (2010)
Area 28,093 km2 (10,846.8 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

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

Swan Hill included the country towns of Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Kerang, Murtoa, St Arnaud, Sea Lake, Swan Hill, Warracknabeal, Wedderburn and Wycheproof. Natural features of the electorate included Lake Tyrrell and the Murray River, which is a popular tourist destination and the centre of a flourishing irrigation area. Farming and agriculture were important industries throughout the region.

Members for Swan Hill[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Gray Ministerialist 1904–1917
  Independent
  Commonwealth Liberal
  Nationalist
  Percy Stewart Farmers Union 1917–1919
  Francis Old Farmers Union 1919–1945
  Country
  John Hipworth Country 1945–1949
  Liberal 1949–1952
  Harold Stirling Country 1952–1968
  Henry Broad Country 1968–1973
  Alan Wood Liberal 1973–1983
  Barry Steggall National 1983–2002
  Peter Walsh National 2002–2014

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2010: Swan Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Walsh 22,086 75.04 +27.61
Labor Sharon Garrick 4,802 16.32 -2.19
Greens Morgana Russell 1,326 4.51 +0.57
Family First Garion Pearse 1,219 4.14 +0.81
Total formal votes 29,433 95.33 +0.00
Informal votes 1,441 4.67 +0.00
Turnout 30,874 93.35 -0.42
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Walsh 23,343 79.33 +5.93
Labor Sharon Garrick 6,081 20.67 -5.93
National hold Swing +5.93

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