Electoral results for the district of Melbourne

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

Members for Melbourne[edit]

Member Party Term
  Archibald Michie None 1856–1859
  David Moore None 1856–1859
  William Stawell None 1856–1857
  Henry Langlands None 1857–1859
  James Service None 1857–1859
  Geoffrey Carter None 1889–1900
  Edward Findley Labor 1900–1901
  James Boyd Ministerialist 1901–1908
  Alexander Rogers Labor 1908–1924
  Tom Hayes Labor 1924–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955–1955
  Arthur Clarey Labor 1955–1972
  Barry Jones Labor 1972–1977
  Keith Remington Labor 1977–1988
  Neil Cole Labor 1988–1999
  Bronwyn Pike Labor 1999–2012
  Jennifer Kanis Labor 2012–2014
  Ellen Sandell Greens 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Greens Ellen Sandell 15,333 41.4 +8.9
Labor Jennifer Kanis 10,830 29.3 −5.0
Liberal Ed Huntingford 8,913 24.1 −4.7
Animal Justice Kate Elliott 802 2.2 +2.2
Christians Neville Chisholm 491 1.3 +1.3
Voice for the West Tehiya Umer 325 0.9 +0.9
Family First Kerry Sutherland 306 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 37,000 96.5 +0.2
Informal votes 1,343 3.5 −0.2
Turnout 38,343 87.5 +2.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jennifer Kanis 26,071 70.46 +6.05
Liberal Ed Huntingford 10,929 29.54 −6.05
Two-candidate-preferred result
Greens Ellen Sandell 19,401 52.4 +7.1
Labor Jennifer Kanis 17,599 47.6 −7.1
Greens gain from Labor Swing +7.1
Melbourne state by-election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Greens Cathy Oke 10,197 36.52 +4.60
Labor Jennifer Kanis 9,321 33.38 –2.29
Sex Party Fiona Patten 1,832 6.56 +3.67
Independent Stephen Mayne 1,325 4.74 +4.74
Independent David Nolte 1,302 4.66 +4.66
Independent Berhan Ahmed 1,127 4.04 +4.04
Family First Ashley Fenn 841 3.01 +3.01
Democratic Labor Michael Murphy 521 1.87 +1.87
Christians Maria Bengtsson 342 1.22 +1.22
Independent Joseph Toscano 208 0.74 +0.74
Independent Kate Borland 207 0.74 +0.74
Independent Adrian Whitehead 169 0.61 +0.61
Independent Patrick O'Connor 162 0.58 +0.58
Independent David Collyer 160 0.57 +0.57
Independent John Perkins 145 0.52 –0.03
Independent Gerrit Schorel-Hlavka 66 0.24 +0.24
Total formal votes 27,925 90.66 –5.65
Informal votes 2,878 9.34 +5.65
Turnout 30,803 68.62 –18.31
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Jennifer Kanis 14,384 51.51 –4.66
Greens Cathy Oke 13,541 48.49 +4.66
Labor hold Swing –4.66
Victorian state election, 2010: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bronwyn Pike 13,116 35.67 -8.89
Greens Brian Walters 11,735 31.92 +4.51
Liberal Luke Martin 10,281 27.96 +5.88
Sex Party Rory Killen 1,061 2.89 +2.89
Independent Peter Lazzari 231 0.63 +0.63
Independent John Perkins 201 0.55 +0.55
Independent Maxine Fensom 142 0.39 +0.39
Total formal votes 36,767 96.31 -0.01
Informal votes 1,409 3.69 +0.01
Turnout 38,176 86.93 +2.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 23,683 64.41 -7.0
Liberal Luke Martin 13,084 35.59 +7.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 20,510 55.76 +3.88
Greens Brian Walters 16,273 44.24 -3.88
Labor hold Swing +3.88

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2006: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bronwyn Pike 14,149 44.6 -0.7
Greens Richard Di Natale 8,704 27.4 +3.2
Liberal Steve Papas 7,009 22.1 +1.1
Independent Kevin Chamberlin 866 2.7 -3.2
People Power Isabell Collins 526 1.7 +1.7
Family First Rebecca Gebbing 496 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 31,750 96.3 +0.4
Informal votes 1,214 3.7 -0.4
Turnout 32,964 84.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 22,677 71.4 -0.7
Liberal Steve Papas 9,070 28.6 +0.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 16,512 52.0 +0.1
Greens Richard Di Natale 15,238 48.0 -0.1
Labor hold Swing +0.1
Victorian state election, 2002: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bronwyn Pike 12,882 45.3 -12.7
Greens Richard Di Natale 6,880 24.2 +24.2
Liberal Sue Bourke 5,971 21.0 -15.3
Independent Kevin Chamberlin 1,690 5.9 +5.9
Socialist Alliance Arun Pradhan 290 1.0 +1.0
Independent Maxine Fensom 253 0.9 +0.9
CEC Jeremy Beck 242 0.9 +0.9
Independent Michael Cebon 214 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 28,422 95.9 -0.4
Informal votes 1,212 4.1 +0.4
Turnout 29,634 87.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 20,510 72.2 +9.8
Liberal Sue Bourke 7,910 27.8 -9.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 14,757 51.9 -10.4
Greens Richard Di Natale 13,665 48.1 +48.1
Labor hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1999: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bronwyn Pike 20,572 59.3 +5.7
Liberal Lana McLean 12,122 35.0 +4.2
Independent Jorge Jorquera 1,986 5.7 +5.7
Total formal votes 34,680 96.3 -0.7
Informal votes 1,334 3.7 +0.7
Turnout 36,014 87.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bronwyn Pike 22,122 63.8 -2.1
Liberal Lana McLean 12,568 36.2 +2.1
Labor hold Swing -2.1
Victorian state election, 1996: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Neil Cole 17,276 53.6 +2.1
Liberal Chin Tan 9,907 30.8 -2.1
Independent Gurm Sekhon 1,965 6.1 +6.1
Independent Trevor Huggard 1,930 6.0 +6.0
Independent Di Quin 808 2.5 +2.5
Natural Law Amara Clarke 320 1.0 -0.8
Total formal votes 32,206 97.0 +3.0
Informal votes 1,006 3.0 -3.0
Turnout 33,212 88.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Neil Cole 21,145 65.9 +3.8
Liberal Chin Tan 10,935 34.1 -3.8
Labor hold Swing +3.8
Victorian state election, 1992: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Neil Cole 14,731 51.5 -15.9
Liberal Kate Nunan 9,391 32.8 +1.5
Democrats Bryce Vissel 2,319 8.1 +8.1
Independent Dean Reynolds 824 2.9 +2.9
Independent Dave Holmes 658 2.3 +2.3
Natural Law Tony Botsman 517 1.8 +1.8
Independent John Dobinson 156 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 28,596 94.0 +0.7
Informal votes 1,826 6.0 -0.7
Turnout 30,422 90.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Neil Cole 17,721 62.1 -5.8
Liberal Kate Nunan 10,807 37.9 +5.8
Labor hold Swing -5.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1988: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Neil Cole 15,270 68.03 +7.07
Liberal Catherine Dossetor 7,177 31.97 -0.19
Total formal votes 22,447 93.47 -2.22
Informal votes 1,569 6.53 +2.22
Turnout 24,016 84.87 -0.61
Labor hold Swing +4.71
Victorian state election, 1985: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith Remington 15,155 61.0 -3.4
Liberal Peter Jones 7,996 32.2 +7.9
Public Transport Janet Walk 1,709 6.9 +6.9
Total formal votes 24,860 95.7
Informal votes 1,121 4.3
Turnout 25,981 85.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith Remington 16,209 65.2 -6.1
Liberal Peter Jones 8,651 34.8 +6.1
Labor hold Swing -6.1
Victorian state election, 1982: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith Remington 12,819 62.9 +4.1
Liberal John Simmonds 5,102 25.0 -4.1
Democrats Catherine Stewart 1,350 6.6 -2.0
Independent Cecil Murgatroyd 626 3.1 +3.1
Communist Roger Wilson 479 2.4 -1.1
Total formal votes 20,376 95.7 +1.4
Informal votes 911 4.3 -1.4
Turnout 21,287 90.0 +3.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith Remington 14,147 69.4 +3.4
Liberal John Simmonds 6,229 30.6 -3.4
Labor hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1979: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith Remington 12,129 58.8 -3.6
Liberal John Campbell 6,001 29.1 -5.7
Democrats Trevor Cooke 1,769 8.6 +8.6
Communist Roger Wilson 725 3.5 +3.5
Total formal votes 20,624 94.3 -1.6
Informal votes 1,247 5.7 +1.6
Turnout 21,871 86.1 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith Remington 13,608 66.0 +1.2
Liberal John Campbell 7,016 34.0 -1.2
Labor hold Swing +1.2
Melbourne state by-election, 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith Remington 10,026 56.8 -5.6
Liberal Anthony Cree 4,769 27.0 -7.7
Democrats Peter Bowden 2,853 16.2 +16.2
Total formal votes 17,648 97.4 +1.5
Informal votes 470 2.6 -1.5
Turnout 18,118 66.8 -19.5
Labor hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed.
Victorian state election, 1976: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Barry Jones 15,104 62.4 +4.5
Liberal Bruce Atkinson 8,415 34.7 +6.1
Independent Lou-Anne Barker 696 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 24,215 95.9
Informal votes 1,023 4.1
Turnout 25,238 86.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Barry Jones 15,685 64.8 +3.0
Liberal Bruce Atkinson 8,530 35.2 -3.0
Labor hold Swing +3.0
Victorian state election, 1973: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Barry Jones 12,582 57.0 -3.5
Liberal Michael Wallwork 6,244 28.3 +2.6
Democratic Labor Anna Linard 1,682 7.6 -6.2
Australia Michele Turner 1,558 7.1 +7.1
Total formal votes 22,066 94.4 +0.2
Informal votes 1,306 5.6 -0.2
Turnout 23,372 87.4 -3.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Barry Jones 13,769 62.4 -0.2
Liberal Michael Wallwork 8,297 37.6 +0.2
Labor hold Swing -0.2
Victorian state election, 1970: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 12,768 60.5 +0.9
Liberal Allan Waite 5,428 25.7 +0.6
Democratic Labor Michael McMahon 2,908 13.8 -1.5
Total formal votes 21,104 94.2 0.0
Informal votes 1,289 5.8 0.0
Turnout 22,393 90.8 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 13,204 62.6 +0.7
Liberal Allan Waite 7,900 37.4 -0.7
Labor hold Swing +0.7

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1967: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 12,904 59.6 +2.7
Liberal Anthony Gilligan 5,436 25.1 -0.4
Democratic Labor James Whitehead 3,302 15.3 -2.3
Total formal votes 21,642 94.2
Informal votes 1,329 5.8
Turnout 22,971 88.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 13,399 61.9 +3.5
Liberal Anthony Gilligan 8,243 38.1 -3.5
Labor hold Swing +3.5
Victorian state election, 1964: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 6,044 49.3 +1.3
Liberal and Country William Burns 3,860 31.5 +3.2
Democratic Labor Thomas Brennan 2,348 19.2 -2.8
Total formal votes 12,252 95.5 +1.9
Informal votes 575 4.5 -1.9
Turnout 12,827 90.2 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 6,248 51.0 -2.8
Liberal and Country William Burns 6,004 49.0 +2.8
Labor hold Swing -2.8
Victorian state election, 1961: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 6,340 48.0 -2.2
Liberal and Country William Burns 3,742 28.3 +5.8
Democratic Labor Tom Hayes 2,909 22.0 -5.3
Independent Henry Roche 209 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 13,200 93.6 -2.8
Informal votes 896 6.4 +2.8
Turnout 14,096 90.0 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 7,101 53.8 -0.5
Liberal and Country William Burns 6,099 46.2 +0.5
Labor hold Swing -0.5

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1958: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 8,129 50.2
Democratic Labor Tom Hayes 4,430 27.3
Liberal and Country Martha Yuille 3,645 22.5
Total formal votes 16,804 96.4
Informal votes 600 3.6
Turnout 16,804 89.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 8,793 54.3
Democratic Labor Tom Hayes 7,411 45.7
Labor hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1955: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Clarey 6,913 48.9
Liberal and Country Alan Etherington 3,703 26.2
Labor (A-C) Tom Hayes 3,520 24.9
Total formal votes 14,136 95.9
Informal votes 597 4.1
Turnout 14,733 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 9,132 64.6
Liberal and Country Alan Etherington 5,004 35.4
Labor hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1952: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Hayes unopposed
Labor hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1950: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Hayes 14,219 66.0 +6.2
Liberal and Country John Eddy 7,340 34.0 -6.2
Total formal votes 21,559 98.3 +1.1
Informal votes 368 1.7 -1.1
Turnout 21,927 90.5 +1.8
Labor hold Swing +6.2

References[edit]

  • "Melbourne District results". Victorian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2011.