Electoral district of Williamstown

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VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Williamstown District 2014.png
Location of Williamstown (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
State Victoria
Created 1856
MP Wade Noonan
Party Labor Party
Electors 47,162 (2014)
Area 34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner metropolitan

Williamstown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria. It is a 33 km² urban electorate in the inner south-western suburbs of Melbourne, encompassing the suburbs of Brooklyn, Newport, Spotswood, Williamstown and Yarraville. The electorate had a population of 54,426 as of the 2006 census.

Williamstown is one of only three electorates (along with Brighton and Richmond) to have been contested at every election since 1856.[1] It is a very safe seat for the Labor Party which has held it uninterrupted for over a century. Notable former members include John Lemmon, who held the seat for a Victorian record 51 years until his retirement in 1955, and former Premiers Joan Kirner and Steve Bracks. [1]

Steve Bracks held the seat from a by-election in 1994 until his surprise resignation on 30 July 2007. A by-election was held on 15 September 2007, resulting in the election of Labor's Wade Noonan.

Members for Williamstown[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Foster Unaffiliated 1856–1857
  George Perry Unaffiliated 1857–1859
  George Frederic Verdon Liberal 1859–1868
  Thomas Mason Unaffiliated 1868–1871
  Alfred Clark Liberal 1871–1887
  James Mirams Liberal 1887–1889
  William Carter Labour 1889–1894
  James Styles Labour 1894–1900
  Alexander Ramsay Commonwealth Liberal 1900–1904
  John Lemmon Labor 1904–1955
  Larry Floyd Labor 1955–1973
  Gordon Stirling Labor 1973–1988
  Joan Kirner Labor 1988–1994
  Steve Bracks Labor 1994–2007
  Wade Noonan Labor 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Williamstown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Wade Noonan 18,417 44.6 −0.3
Liberal Alan Shea 11,569 28.0 −2.7
Greens Simon Crawford 8,547 20.7 −1.9
Voice for the West Libby Krepp 2,268 5.5 +5.5
Independent Khalil Wehbe 457 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 41,258 95.0 +0.4
Informal votes 2,175 5.0 −0.4
Turnout 43,433 92.1 +0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Wade Noonan 27,441 66.5 +3.3
Liberal Alan Shea 13,849 33.5 −3.3
Labor hold Swing +3.3

Historical maps[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ State Election 2014: Williamstown District, VEC.