Electoral district of Lowan

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Lowan
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Lowan District 2014.png
Location of Lowan (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Dates current 1889–1945, 1955–1992,
2002–present
MP Emma Kealy
Party The Nationals
Electors 42,979 (2014)
Area 39,182 km2 (15,128.3 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 37°S 142°E / 37°S 142°E / -37; 142Coordinates: 37°S 142°E / 37°S 142°E / -37; 142

The Electoral district of Lowan is a rural Victorian Legislative Assembly (Lower House) electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Western Victoria Region of the Legislative Council. It was initially created by the Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888,[1] taking effect at the 1889 elections.

Lowan includes the country towns of Casterton, Coleraine, Dartmoor, Dimboola, Hamilton, Horsham, Jeparit, Kaniva, Nhill and Rainbow. It is the largest electoral district in Victoria. The current seat was established in 2002 although several previous seats held the same name.

The current member is The Nationals Emma Kealy.

Members for Lowan[edit]

First incarnation (1889–1945)
Member Party Term
  Richard Baker Unaligned 1889–1894
  Sir William Irvine Unaligned 1894–1906
  Robert Stanley Ministerialist 1906–1911
  Comm Liberal
  James Menzies Comm Liberal 1911–1920
  Nationalist
  Marcus Wettenhall Farmers Union 1920–1935
  Country
  Hamilton Lamb Country 1935–1943
  Wilfred Mibus Country 1944–1945
Second incarnation (1955–1992)
Member Party Term
  Wilfred Mibus Liberal and Country 1955–1964
  Jim McCabe Liberal 1964–1967
  Ray Buckley Country 1967–1970
  Jim McCabe Liberal 1970–1979
  Bill McGrath National Country 1979–1982
  The Nationals 1982–1992
Third incarnation (2002–present)
Member Party Term
  Hugh Delahunty The Nationals 2002–2014
  Emma Kealy The Nationals 2014–present

Election results[edit]

Victorian state election, 2014: Lowan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Emma Kealy 21,087 54.1 −13.2
Labor Bob Scates 7,243 18.6 −3.6
Independent Katrina Rainsford 5,532 14.2 +14.2
Greens Nkandu Beltz 3,324 8.5 +2.9
Country Alliance Steve Price 1,796 4.6 +4.5
Total formal votes 38,982 95.5 −0.7
Informal votes 1,851 4.5 +0.7
Turnout 40,833 95.0 −0.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Emma Kealy 27,773 71.3 −0.7
Labor Bob Scates 11,199 28.7 +0.7
National hold Swing −0.7

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  • "Re-Member". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 12 March 2014.