Electoral district of Thomastown
Location of Thomastown (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Area||103 km2 (39.8 sq mi)|
The seat is extremely safe for the Labor Party. At the 2002 election, Labor frontbencher Peter Batchelor won the seat with over 80% of the two-party-preferred vote, making Thomastown the safest seat in the state.
The seat's first member, Beth Gleeson, died whilst in office in December 1989. The resulting February 1990 by-election, held when support for Labor had plummeted as a result of an economic crisis, was nearly won by the Australian Democrats.
Members for Thomastown
|Family First||Trent Schneider-Johnson||2,047||6.0||+1.3|
|Independent||Thomas Di Palma||1,753||5.1||+5.1|
|Total formal votes||34,162||93.0||+0.3|
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