Electoral district of Warrandyte

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Warrandyte
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Warrandyte District 2014.png
Location of Warrandyte (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1976
MP Ryan Smith
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 43,008 (2014)
Area 90 km2 (34.7 sq mi)
Demographic Outer metropolitan

The Electoral district of Warrandyte is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It is an outer metropolitan electorate and contains Warrandyte, Warranwood as well as parts of Croydon and Ringwood.

Warrandyte was traditionally a marginal seat, having been held by the Liberal from the seats foundation at the 1976 election until they lost government at the 1982 election. It then was Labor held until the 1988 election, when Phil Honeywood became the only Liberal to take a seat off Labor.

Honeywood made the seat very secure for the Liberals, to the point that he comfortably held the seat at the 2002 election when over half of his Legislative Assembly colleagues lost their seats. He became Deputy Leader of the Opposition before retiring at the 2006 election. Fellow Liberal Ryan Smith easily retained the seat.

Members for Warrandyte[edit]

Member Party Term
  Norman Lacy Liberal 1976–1982
  Lou Hill Labor 1982–1988
  Phil Honeywood Liberal 1988–2006
  Ryan Smith Liberal 2006–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Warrandyte[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ryan Smith 21,982 56.9 −5.4
Labor Steven Kent 11,289 29.2 +4.7
Greens Richard Cranston 4,032 10.4 +0.7
Christians David Leach 887 2.3 +2.3
Country Alliance Keith Lyon 446 1.2 +1.1
Total formal votes 38,636 95.3 −0.6
Informal votes 1,916 4.7 +0.6
Turnout 40,552 94.3 −0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ryan Smith 23,804 61.6 −5.6
Labor Steven Kent 14,840 38.4 +5.6
Liberal hold Swing −5.6

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ State Election 2014: Warrandyte District, VEC.

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