Electoral results for the district of Williamstown

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

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 Labor 1889–1894
  James Styles Labor 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]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Williamstown
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
Victorian state election, 2010: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Wade Noonan 15,859 46.75 -14.95
Liberal David McConnell 11,023 32.50 +11.82
Greens Paul Fogarty 7,040 20.75 +8.39
Total formal votes 33,922 94.52 -0.15
Informal votes 1,965 5.48 +0.15
Turnout 35,887 92.10 +0.31
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Wade Noonan 20,973 61.84 -12.41
Liberal David McConnell 12,941 38.16 +12.41
Labor hold Swing -12.41

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Williamstown state by-election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Wade Noonan 16,775 55.74 –5.96
Greens Janet Rice 6,592 21.90 +9.54
Independent Catherine Cumming 2,703 8.98 +8.98
Family First Veronica Hayes 1,472 4.89 +0.44
Democratic Labor Vern Hughes 789 2.59 +2.59
Independent Janis Rossiter 648 2.15 +2.15
Independent Vivienne Millington 485 1.61 +1.61
Independent Nathan Tavendale 331 1.10 +1.10
Independent Wajde Assaf 311 1.03 +0.22
Total formal votes 30,111 93.21 –1.16
Informal votes 2,193 6.79 +1.16
Turnout 32,304 84.93 -6.86
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Wade Noonan 19,278 64.10 N/A
Greens Janet Rice 10,797 35.90 N/A
Labor hold Swing N/A
Victorian state election, 2006: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Bracks 20,010 61.7 -2.9
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 6,706 20.7 +1.9
Greens Michael Faltermaier 4,008 12.4 +2.2
Family First Veronica Hayes 1,443 4.4 +4.4
Independent Wajde Assaf 264 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 32,431 94.4 -2.2
Informal votes 1,933 5.6 +2.2
Turnout 34,364 91.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Bracks 24,066 74.3 -1.4
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 8,346 25.7 +1.4
Labor hold Swing -1.4
Victorian state election, 2002: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Bracks 21,600 64.6 -1.9
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 6,274 18.8 -10.8
Greens Michele Finey 3,422 10.2 +10.2
Independent John Westbury 2,122 6.3 +6.3
Total formal votes 33,418 96.6 +0.2
Informal votes 1,178 3.4 -0.2
Turnout 34,596 92.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Bracks 25,295 75.7 +7.6
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 8,114 24.3 -7.6
Labor hold Swing +7.6

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1999: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Bracks 20,468 66.7 +2.8
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 8,877 28.9 -4.3
Independent Noel Dyson 1,341 4.4 +4.4
Total formal votes 30,686 96.4 -0.2
Informal votes 1,155 3.6 +0.2
Turnout 31,841 92.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Bracks 21,011 68.5 +2.9
Liberal Alan Evers-Buckland 9,671 31.5 -2.9
Labor hold Swing +2.9
Victorian state election, 1996: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Bracks 19,440 63.9 +5.3
Liberal Jeff Bird 10,116 33.3 +4.1
Natural Law Yasmin Horsham 845 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 30,401 96.6 +2.3
Informal votes 1,069 3.4 -2.3
Turnout 31,470 92.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Bracks 19,926 65.6 +1.4
Liberal Jeff Bird 10,454 34.4 -1.4
Labor hold Swing +1.4
Williamstown state by-election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Bracks 15,362 57.5 -1.2
Democrats Lyn Allison 6,252 23.4 +23.4
Independent Chris McConville 5,109 19.1 +19.1
Total formal votes 26,723 94.1 -3.7
Informal votes 1,684 5.9 +3.7
Turnout 28,407 85.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Steve Bracks 16,309 61.0 -3.1
Democrats Lyn Allison 10,410 39.0 +39.0
Labor hold Swing N/A
Victorian state election, 1992: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joan Kirner 17,167 58.7 -7.5
Liberal Jeff Bird 8,543 29.2 +2.2
Independent Vern Hughes 1,299 4.4 +4.4
Independent Paul Holmes 1,218 4.2 +4.2
Independent Daniel Cumming 1,038 3.5 +3.5
Total formal votes 29,265 94.3 +1.0
Informal votes 1,755 5.7 -1.0
Turnout 31,020 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joan Kirner 18,734 64.2 -7.0
Liberal Jeff Bird 10,465 35.8 +7.0
Labor hold Swing -7.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1988: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joan Kirner 17,154 63.29 -5.48
Liberal Stuart Mackley 8,181 30.18 -1.05
Independent Richard Kirby 1,770 6.53 +6.53
Total formal votes 27,105 93.92 -2.27
Informal votes 1,756 6.08 +2.27
Turnout 28,861 92.41 -0.87
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joan Kirner 18,338 67.72 -1.05
Liberal Stuart Mackley 8,743 32.28 +1.05
Labor hold Swing -1.05
Victorian state election, 1985: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Stirling 19,014 68.8 +0.6
Liberal David Allan 8,633 31.2 +5.3
Total formal votes 27,647 96.2
Informal votes 1,094 3.8
Turnout 28,741 93.3
Labor hold Swing -2.8
Victorian state election, 1982: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Stirling 18,245 68.2 +1.4
Liberal Paul Carter 6,913 25.9 -7.3
Democrats Peter Dalton 1,578 5.9 +5.9
Total formal votes 26,736 95.7 +0.8
Informal votes 1,198 4.3 -0.8
Turnout 27,934 94.3 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gordon Stirling 19,152 71.6 +4.8
Liberal Paul Carter 7,584 28.4 -4.8
Labor hold Swing +4.8

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1979: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Stirling 17,612 66.8 +3.8
Liberal Peter Morris 8,758 33.2 -3.8
Total formal votes 26,370 94.9 +0.8
Informal votes 1,403 5.1 -0.8
Turnout 27,773 94.1 +1.2
Labor hold Swing +3.8
Victorian state election, 1976: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Stirling 16,221 63.0 +2.7
Liberal Wallace Feeney 9,514 37.0 +4.8
Total formal votes 25,735 94.1
Informal votes 1,609 5.9
Turnout 27,344 92.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9
Victorian state election, 1973: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Stirling 16,744 59.8 -4.0
Liberal John Coughlin 9,090 32.5 +9.5
Democratic Labor Norman Way 2,146 7.7 -5.5
Total formal votes 27,980 95.4 -0.4
Informal votes 1,362 4.6 +0.4
Turnout 29,342 94.5 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gordon Stirling 17,066 61.0 -4.8
Liberal John Coughlin 10,914 39.0 +4.8
Labor hold Swing -4.8
Victorian state election, 1970: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 16,322 63.8 +2.4
Liberal Richard Groom 5,880 23.0 +10.1
Democratic Labor Norman Way 3,389 13.2 -8.3
Total formal votes 25,591 95.8 +0.6
Informal votes 1,111 4.2 -0.6
Turnout 26,702 94.8 +0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 16,831 65.8 -2.6
Liberal Richard Groom 8,760 34.2 +2.6
Labor hold Swing -2.6

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1967: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 14,591 61.4 0.0
Democratic Labor John Bacon 5,113 21.5 +3.9
Liberal Robert Lawson 3,077 12.9 -7.2
Communist Ian Daykin 999 4.2 +3.3
Total formal votes 23,780 95.2
Informal votes 1,205 4.8
Turnout 24,985 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 16,257 68.4 +3.8
Liberal Robert Lawson 7,523 31.6 -3.8
Labor hold Swing +3.8
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Williamstown.
Victorian state election, 1964: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 11,145 65.7 -4.5
Liberal and Country Robert Lawson 3,046 18.0 +6.9
Democratic Labor Kenneth Berrie 2,351 13.9 -1.1
Communist William Tregear 410 2.4 +2.4
Total formal votes 16,952 96.9 0.0
Informal votes 535 3.1 0.0
Turnout 17,487 94.5 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 11,866 70.0 -5.4
Liberal and Country Robert Lawson 5,086 30.0 +5.4
Labor hold Swing -5.4
Victorian state election, 1961: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 12,236 70.2 +1.7
Democratic Labor John Twomey 2,703 15.5 +1.3
Liberal and Country Neil McNeill 1,929 11.1 -3.6
Communist William Smith 570 3.3 +0.6
Total formal votes 17,438 96.9 -1.0
Informal votes 563 3.1 +1.0
Turnout 18,001 93.8 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 13,154 75.4 +2.4
Liberal and Country Neil McNeill 4,284 24.6 -2.4
Labor hold Swing +2.4
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Williamstown.

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Victorian state election, 1958: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 12,734 68.5
Liberal and Country Joy Head 2,728 14.7
Democratic Labor Edward Purchase 2,641 14.2
Communist William Tregear 492 2.7
Total formal votes 18,595 97.9
Informal votes 403 2.1
Turnout 18,998 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 13,573 73.0
Liberal and Country Joy Head 5,022 27.0
Labor hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1955: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Larry Floyd 11,690 63.3
Liberal and Country James Wilkie 3,918 21.2
Labor (A-C) Herbert Stackpoole 2,846 15.4
Total formal votes 18,454 98.6
Informal votes 263 1.4
Turnout 18,717 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 12,117 65.6
Liberal and Country James Wilkie 6,337 34.4
Labor hold Swing
Victorian state election, 1952: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Lemmon 16,673 64.9 -0.3
Independent Ernest Jackson 5,472 21.3 +21.3
Communist Alexander Dobbin 3,559 13.8 +4.9
Total formal votes 25,704 98.0 -0.8
Informal votes 525 2.0 +0.8
Turnout 26,229 94.0 -1.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor John Lemmon 18,453 71.8 -1.4
Independent Ernest Jackson 7,251 28.2 +28.2
Labor hold Swing N/A
Victorian state election, 1950: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Lemmon 16,560 65.2 +1.8
Liberal and Country Bruce Edwards 6,571 25.9 -0.8
Communist Alex Dobbin 2,264 8.9 +8.9
Total formal votes 25,395 98.8 -0.2
Informal votes 308 1.2 +0.2
Turnout 25,703 95.3 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Lemmon 18,598 73.2 +1.9
Liberal and Country Bruce Edwards 6,797 26.8 -1.9
Labor hold Swing +1.9

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