Electoral results for the district of Caulfield

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

Members for Caulfield[edit]

Member Party Term
  Frederick Forrest Progressive Liberal 1927–1930
  Harold Daniel Luxton United Australia 1930–1935
  Harold Cohen United Australia 1935–1943
  Andrew Hughes Independent Socialist 1943–1945
  Alexander Dennett Liberal 1945–1953
  Electoral Reform 1953–1955
  Joe Rafferty Liberal 1955–1958
  Alexander Fraser Liberal 1958–1965
  Ian McLaren Liberal 1965–1967
  Edgar Tanner Liberal 1967–1976
  Charles Francis Liberal 1976–1977
  Independent Liberal 1977–1979
  Ted Tanner Liberal 1979–1996
  Helen Shardey Liberal 1996–2010
  David Southwick Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Southwick 18,860 51.7 −4.0
Labor Josh Burns 10,849 29.7 +5.0
Greens Tim Baxter 5,940 16.3 −0.4
Independent John Myers 488 1.3 +1.3
Rise Up Australia Teresa Horvath 345 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 36,482 95.8 −0.6
Informal votes 1,589 4.2 +0.6
Turnout 38,071 90.7 −1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Southwick 20,034 54.9 −4.9
Labor Josh Burns 16,471 45.1 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing −4.9
Victorian state election, 2010: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Southwick 19,018 57.75 +3.77
Labor Heather Abramson 7,729 23.47 -5.46
Greens Phillip Walker 5,307 16.11 +0.85
Family First Eric Labonne 490 1.49 -0.03
Independent Daniel Sapphire 227 0.69 +0.69
Independent Peter Brohier 163 0.49 +0.49
Total formal votes 32,934 96.42 +0.08
Informal votes 1,223 3.58 -0.08
Turnout 34,157 90.62 -0.29
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Southwick 20,267 61.53 +3.90
Labor Heather Abramson 12,672 38.47 -3.90
Liberal hold Swing +3.90

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2006: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Helen Shardey 17,253 53.98 +4.91
Labor Steve Cusworth 9,343 29.23 -5.79
Greens Peter Job 4,878 15.26 -0.65
Family First Eric Labonne 485 1.52 +1.52
Total formal votes 31,959 96.34 -0.37
Informal votes 1,215 3.66 +0.37
Turnout 33,174 90.91 +0.34
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Helen Shardey 18,400 57.63 +5.30
Labor Steve Cusworth 13,526 42.37 -5.30
Liberal hold Swing +5.30
Victorian state election, 2002: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Helen Shardey 15,608 49.1 -8.9
Labor Harry Simon 11,138 35.0 -6.1
Greens Ronen Becker 5,061 15.9 +15.2
Total formal votes 31,807 96.7 -0.2
Informal votes 1,082 3.3 +0.2
Turnout 32,889 90.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Helen Shardey 16,620 52.3 -5.9
Labor Harry Simon 15,187 47.7 +5.9
Liberal hold Swing -5.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1999: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Helen Shardey 18,947 58.5 -0.8
Labor Harry Simon 13,460 41.5 +0.8
Total formal votes 32,407 96.9 -0.7
Informal votes 1,024 3.1 +0.7
Turnout 33,431 88.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.8
Victorian state election, 1996: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Helen Shardey 18,995 58.3 -5.7
Labor Tony Williams 12,575 38.6 +2.5
Natural Law Suzi Arnold 1,028 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 32,598 97.7 +1.9
Informal votes 781 2.3 -1.9
Turnout 33,379 91.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Helen Shardey 19,306 59.3 -4.6
Labor Tony Williams 13,264 40.7 +4.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.6
Victorian state election, 1992: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ted Tanner 19,842 63.9 +9.8
Labor Valerie Nicholls 11,194 36.1 -9.8
Total formal votes 31,036 95.8 +0.4
Informal votes 1,365 4.2 -0.4
Turnout 32,401 93.1
Liberal hold Swing +9.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1988: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ted Tanner 13,531 55.10 -2.19
Labor David Jackson 11,026 44.90 +2.19
Total formal votes 24,557 95.21 -1.64
Informal votes 1,235 4.79 +1.64
Turnout 25,792 89.30 -1.29
Liberal hold Swing -2.19
Victorian state election, 1985: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ted Tanner 15,460 57.3 +8.6
Labor Jack Diamond 11,527 42.7 -0.5
Total formal votes 26,987 96.8
Informal votes 877 3.2
Turnout 27,864 90.6
Liberal hold Swing +4.1
Victorian state election, 1982: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ted Tanner 12,909 53.5 +13.3
Labor Jack Diamond 9,221 38.2 +7.6
Democrats Beverley Broadbent 2,017 8.4 -2.2
Total formal votes 24,147 97.3 +0.6
Informal votes 640 2.7 -0.6
Turnout 24,787 91.9 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ted Tanner 13,766 57.0 +3.2
Labor Jack Diamond 10,381 43.0 -3.2
Liberal hold Swing +3.2

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1979: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ted Tanner 9,752 40.2 -20.6
Labor Gilbert Wright 7,419 30.6 -3.6
Independent Charles Francis 4,510 18.6 +18.6
Democrats Allan Blankfield 2,573 10.6 +10.6
Total formal votes 24,254 96.7 -0.2
Informal votes 834 3.3 +0.2
Turnout 25,088 89.8 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ted Tanner 13,043 53.8 -11.5
Labor Gilbert Wright 11,211 46.2 +11.5
Liberal hold Swing -11.5
Victorian state election, 1976: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Francis 15,851 60.8 +6.3
Labor Gilbert Wright 8,930 34.2 -4.0
Democratic Labor Mary Lane 1,300 5.0 -1.3
Total formal votes 26,081 96.9
Informal votes 821 3.1
Turnout 26,902 89.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Charles Francis 17,021 65.3 +4.7
Labor Gilbert Wright 9,060 34.7 -4.7
Liberal hold Swing +4.7
Victorian state election, 1973: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edgar Tanner 14,236 55.1 +6.7
Labor John Graham 10,096 39.1 +7.5
Democratic Labor Peter Grant 1,504 5.8 -6.5
Total formal votes 25,836 96.8 +0.9
Informal votes 843 3.2 -0.9
Turnout 26,679 90.9 -0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Edgar Tanner 15,515 60.0 -2.9
Labor John Graham 10,321 40.0 +2.9
Liberal hold Swing -2.9
Victorian state election, 1970: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edgar Tanner 11,334 48.4 -2.5
Labor George Papadopoulos 7,394 31.6 -2.3
Democratic Labor Peter Grant 2,872 12.3 -2.9
Independent Evelyn Janover 1,827 7.8 +7.8
Total formal votes 23,427 95.9 -0.5
Informal votes 1,006 4.1 +0.5
Turnout 24,433 91.5 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Edgar Tanner 14,738 62.9 -0.9
Labor George Papadopoulos 8,689 37.1 +0.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1967: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edgar Tanner 11,834 50.9 -2.4
Labor Bob Hogg 7,885 33.9 -0.4
Democratic Labor Peter Grant 3,542 15.2 +3.6
Total formal votes 23,261 96.4
Informal votes 870 3.6
Turnout 24,131 91.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Edgar Tanner 14,845 63.8 +0.1
Labor Bob Hogg 8,416 36.2 -0.1
Liberal hold Swing +0.1
Victorian state election, 1964: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 11,093 57.1 +1.8
Labor Robert Vernon 5,760 29.6 +3.0
Democratic Labor Celia Laird 2,584 13.3 -4.7
Total formal votes 19,437 98.3 +0.4
Informal votes 336 1.7 -0.4
Turnout 19,773 92.8 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 13,290 68.4 -2.3
Labor Robert Vernon 6,147 31.6 +2.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.3
Victorian state election, 1961: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 10,676 55.3 -3.9
Labor Sydney Edwards 5,137 26.6 -1.0
Democratic Labor Walter Culliford 3,474 18.0 +4.8
Total formal votes 19,287 97.9 -0.6
Informal votes 410 2.1 +0.6
Turnout 19,697 91.9 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 13,629 70.7 +0.2
Labor Sydney Edwards 5,658 29.3 -0.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1958: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 11,802 59.2
Labor Alan Brenton 5,501 27.6
Democratic Labor Cecily Laird 2,641 13.2
Total formal votes 19,944 98.5
Informal votes 312 1.5
Turnout 20,256 92.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 14,047 70.5
Labor Alan Brenton 5,897 29.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1955: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal and Country Joe Rafferty 8,505 54.4
Victorian Liberal Alexander Dennett 7,133 45.6
Total formal votes 15,638 94.6
Informal votes 900 5.4
Turnout 16,538 90.8
Liberal and Country gain from Victorian Liberal Swing
Victorian state election, 1952: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Electoral Reform Alexander Dennett 12,492 62.6 +62.6
Independent Robert Flanagan 7,273 37.4 +37.4
Total formal votes 19,965 97.8 -1.3
Informal votes 443 2.2 +1.3
Turnout 20,408 91.6 -0.1
Electoral Reform gain from Liberal and Country Swing N/A
Victorian state election, 1950: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal and Country Alexander Dennett 13,816 63.9 -36.1
Labor Daniel Elliston 7,814 36.1 +36.1
Total formal votes 21,630 99.1
Informal votes 190 0.9
Turnout 21,820 91.7
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

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