Electoral results for the district of Bendigo West

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Bendigo West in Victorian state elections.

Members for Bendigo West[edit]

First incarnation (1904–1927)
Member Party Term
  David Smith Labor 1904–1914
  Independent 1914–1917
  National Labor 1917–1920
  Nationalist 1920–1924
  Arthur Cook Labor 1924–1927
Second incarnation (1985–present)
Member Party Term
  David Kennedy Labor 1985–1992
  Max Turner Liberal 1992–1996
  Bob Cameron Labor 1996–2010
  Maree Edwards Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Maree Edwards 18,247 47.9 +8.2
Liberal Michael Langdon 12,328 32.3 +12.4
Greens John Brownstein 4,482 11.8 +1.0
Family First Amanda Moskalewicz 1,311 3.4 +1.6
Country Alliance Elise Chapman 1,071 2.8 −0.8
Rise Up Australia Sandra Caddy 692 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 38,131 95.6 +1.0
Informal votes 1,753 4.4 −1.0
Turnout 39,884 93.8 +2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Maree Edwards 23,702 62.2 +4.0
Liberal Michael Langdon 14,419 37.8 −4.0
Labor hold Swing +4.0
Victorian state election, 2010: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Maree Edwards 14,431 39.34 -9.12
National Steven Oliver 7,965 21.71 +15.41
Liberal Anita Donlon 7,343 20.02 -9.16
Greens Sue-Ellen Radford 3,999 10.90 -0.07
Country Alliance Trevor Phillips 1,328 3.62 +3.62
Family First Frances Wintle 671 1.83 -3.25
Democratic Labor Sandra Caddy 584 1.59 +1.59
Christian Democrats Anne Foster 361 0.98 +0.98
Total formal votes 36,682 94.52 −1.63
Informal votes 2,127 5.48 +1.63
Turnout 38,809 93.11 +0.22
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Maree Edwards 19,417 52.93 -7.63
National Steven Oliver 17,265 47.07 +47.07
Labor hold Swing -7.63

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2006: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob Cameron 17,120 48.46 -7.97
Liberal Bruce McClure 10,310 29.18 +6.14
Greens Sue-Ellen Radford 3,877 10.97 +0.79
National Glenn Murrells 2,227 6.30 -3.88
Family First Rachel Harrison 1,796 5.08 +5.08
Total formal votes 35,330 96.15 -1.39
Informal votes 1,413 3.85 +1.39
Turnout 36,743 92.89 -1.05
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob Cameron 21,447 60.56 -5.38
Liberal Bruce McClure 13,965 39.44 +5.38
Labor hold Swing -5.38
Victorian state election, 2002: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob Cameron 19,865 56.43 +0.04
Liberal Geoff Austerberry 8,112 23.04 -12.92
National Robin Taylor 3,642 10.35 +10.35
Greens Doug Ralph 3,583 10.18 +5.90
Total formal votes 35,202 97.54 -0.53
Informal votes 888 2.46 +0.53
Turnout 36,090 93.94 -0.86
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob Cameron 23,203 65.94 +4.68
Liberal Geoff Austerberry 11,986 34.06 -4.68
Labor hold Swing +4.68

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1999: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob Cameron 18,315 56.4 +12.7
Liberal Felix Cappy 11,679 36.0 -7.0
Greens Anne Hall 1,391 4.3 +4.3
Independent Alan Howard 1,092 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 32,477 98.1 -0.4
Informal votes 638 1.9 +0.4
Turnout 33,115 94.8 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob Cameron 19,893 61.3 +9.6
Liberal Felix Cappy 12,582 38.7 -9.6
Labor hold Swing +9.6
Victorian state election, 1996: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob Cameron 13,849 43.7 -1.8
Liberal Max Turner 13,632 43.0 +7.3
Independent Willi Carney 1,936 6.1 +6.1
Independent Karen Brown 1,153 3.6 +3.6
Shooters Tom Comini 974 3.1 +3.1
Natural Law Robert Freethy 152 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 31,696 98.5 +0.7
Informal votes 491 1.5 -0.7
Turnout 32,187 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob Cameron 16,371 51.7 +2.8
Liberal Max Turner 15,281 48.3 -2.8
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +2.8
Victorian state election, 1992: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Kennedy 13,763 45.5 -0.1
Liberal Max Turner 10,788 35.7 +5.3
National Tony Southcombe 3,995 13.2 -1.2
Independent Brian Keogh 1,683 5.6 +5.6
Total formal votes 30,229 97.7 +0.3
Informal votes 703 2.3 -0.3
Turnout 30,932 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Max Turner 15,433 51.1 +2.7
Labor David Kennedy 14,760 48.9 -2.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.7

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1988: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Kennedy 13,881 44.97 -8.75
Liberal William Maltby 9,534 30.89 -1.20
National Peter McNaught 4,549 14.74 +0.55
Democrats Peter Shaw-Truex 1,138 3.69 +3.69
Independent Harold Hall 891 2.89 +2.89
Call to Australia Graeme Furlong 876 2.84 +2.84
Total formal votes 30,869 97.39 -0.86
Informal votes 828 2.61 +0.86
Turnout 31,697 94.15 -0.80
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Kennedy 15,697 50.88 -4.80
Liberal William Maltby 15,155 49.12 +4.80
Labor hold Swing -4.80


Victorian state election, 1985: Bendigo West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Kennedy 15,687 53.7 +4.0
Liberal Alexander Sandner 9,371 32.1 -6.0
National Reginald Holt 4,142 14.2 +9.2
Total formal votes 29,200 98.2
Informal votes 520 1.8
Turnout 29,720 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Kennedy 16,264 55.7 +1.0
Liberal Alexander Sandner 12,936 44.3 -1.0
Labor hold Swing +1.0

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