Results of the Victorian state election, 1985 (Legislative Assembly)

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Victorian state election, 2 March 1985[1]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 2,641,477
Votes cast 2,462,226 Turnout 93.21 −0.76
Informal votes 66,107 Informal 2.68 +0.07
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,198,262 50.01 0.00 47 -2
  Liberal 1,003,003 41.86 +3.53 31 +7
  National 174,727 7.29 +2.32 10 +2
  Independent 12,828 0.54 +0.54 0 ±0
  Other 7,299 0.30 0 ±0
Total 2,396,119     88  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 1,214,832 50.7 –3.1
  Liberal 1,181,287 49.3 +3.1

This is a list of electoral district results for the Victorian 1985 election for the Legislative Assembly.

Results by electoral district[edit]

Albert Park[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Albert Park[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bunna Walsh 15,186 62.2 +0.6
Liberal Barry Semmens 9,616 37.8 +5.8
Total formal votes 25,432 96.7
Informal votes 860 3.3
Turnout 26,292 88.2
Labor hold Swing -3.5

Ballarat North[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Ballarat North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tom Evans 16,497 57.1 +5.0
Labor Steve Bracks 12,377 42.9 -0.5
Total formal votes 28,874 98.2
Informal votes 518 1.8
Turnout 29,392 94.5
Liberal hold Swing +3.2

Ballarat South[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Ballarat South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Sheehan 14,780 51.8 +2.6
Liberal Clive Bubb 13,764 48.2 +2.7
Total formal votes 28,544 98.2
Informal votes 518 1.8
Turnout 29,062 94.7
Labor hold Swing -0.4

Balwyn[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Balwyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jim Ramsay 17,994 65.4 +8.2
Labor Frank Pederick 9,509 34.6 -0.2
Total formal votes 27,503 98.1
Informal votes 543 1.9
Turnout 28,046 92.5
Liberal hold Swing +4.9

Bellarine[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bellarine
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Graham Ernst 14,738 53.0 +1.4
Liberal Hugh McKenzie 13,098 47.0 +6.0
Total formal votes 27,836 98.1
Informal votes 526 1.9
Turnout 28,362 94.7
Labor hold Swing -2.2

Benalla[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Benalla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Pat McNamara 13,031 47.4 +13.4
Labor Grant Triffett 8,922 32.5 -1.7
Liberal Leonard Crocombe 5,529 20.1 -7.7
Total formal votes 27,482 98.3
Informal votes 460 1.7
Turnout 27,942 92.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Pat McNamara 18,163 66.1 +3.2
Labor Grant Triffett 9,319 33.9 -3.2
National hold Swing +3.2

Benambra[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Benambra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Lou Lieberman 18,525 69.6 +11.3
Labor Virginia Coghill 8,105 30.4 -2.0
Total formal votes 26,630 98.0
Informal votes 533 2.0
Turnout 27,163 91.3
Liberal hold Swing +3.1

Bendigo East[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bendigo East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Reid 12,493 44.2 +1.9
Liberal Michael John 10,929 38.7 -2.8
National Barry McNaught 4,819 17.1 +13.2
Total formal votes 28,241 98.4
Informal votes 452 1.6
Turnout 28,693 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael John 15,218 53.9 +2.6
Labor John Reid 13,023 46.1 -2.6
Liberal hold Swing +2.6

Bendigo West[edit]

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

Bennettswood[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bennettswood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Roger Pescott 14,266 49.2 +4.2
Labor Doug Newton 13,993 48.3 +1.6
Independent Ray Nilsen 716 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 28,975 97.7
Informal votes 689 2.3
Turnout 29,664 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Roger Pescott 14,717 50.8 +2.0
Labor Doug Newton 14,254 49.2 -2.0
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.0

Bentleigh[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bentleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Hockley 13,758 50.1 +0.2
Liberal Peter Norman 13,696 49.9 +8.0
Total formal votes 27,454 97.5
Informal votes 713 2.5
Turnout 28,167 94.3
Labor hold Swing -4.4

Berwick[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Berwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rob Maclellan 15,144 53.1 +0.8
Labor Philip Staindl 13,378 46.9 -0.8
Total formal votes 28,522 97.7
Informal votes 684 2.3
Turnout 29,206 94.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.8

Box Hill[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Box Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Margaret Ray 14,336 50.8 +2.3
Liberal George Cox 12,621 44.7 +4.5
Independent Peter Allan 1,277 4.5 +0.8
Total formal votes 28,234 98.1
Informal votes 553 1.9
Turnout 28,787 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Margaret Ray 14,710 52.1 -3.4
Liberal George Cox 13,524 47.9 +3.4
Labor hold Swing -3.4

Brighton[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Stockdale 17,301 62.1 +4.0
Labor Leslie Heimann 10,560 37.9 +6.0
Total formal votes 27,861 97.4
Informal votes 737 2.6
Turnout 28,598 91.9
Liberal hold Swing +3.8

Broadmeadows[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Broadmeadows
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Culpin 17,301 70.0 -3.8
Liberal Mark Sinclair 7,405 30.0 +11.1
Total formal votes 24,706 95.1
Informal votes 1,268 4.9
Turnout 25,974 93.2
Labor hold Swing -6.8

Brunswick[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Brunswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Roper 18,371 70.6 -1.1
Liberal Gregory Dinncen 7,657 29.4 +8.9
Total formal votes 26,028 94.9
Informal votes 1,389 5.1
Turnout 27,417 89.8
Labor hold Swing -6.7

Bulleen[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bulleen
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Perrin 15,645 57.8 +7.9
Labor John Scomparin 11,429 42.2 +0.4
Total formal votes 27,074 97.3
Informal votes 749 2.7
Turnout 27,823 94.1
Liberal hold Swing +3.4

Bundoora[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Bundoora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Cain 16,184 60.6 -0.2
Liberal Alistair Urquhart 8,713 32.6 -0.9
Weekend Trading Frank Penhalluriack 1,826 6.8 +6.8
Total formal votes 26,723 98.0
Informal votes 545 2.0
Turnout 27,268 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Cain 16,648 62.3 -2.0
Liberal Alistair Urquhart 10,075 37.7 +2.0
Labor hold Swing -2.0

Burwood[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Kennett 15,117 55.6 +6.2
Labor Eric Hobsbawn 12,083 44.4 +3.0
Total formal votes 27,200 97.8
Informal votes 622 2.2
Turnout 27,822 93.1
Liberal hold Swing +2.5

Carrum[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Carrum
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ian Cathie 15,440 59.4 +0.5
Liberal Bruce Bowie 10,540 40.6 +2.3
Total formal votes 25,980 97.2
Informal votes 740 2.8
Turnout 26,720 93.1
Labor hold Swing -1.5

Caulfield[edit]

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

Clayton[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gerard Vaughan 16,303 59.8 +1.2
Liberal Alan Sandbach 10,945 40.2 +7.2
Total formal votes 27,248 96.2
Informal votes 1,083 3.8
Turnout 28,331 94.0
Labor hold Swing -2.7

Coburg[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Coburg
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Peter Gavin 19,235 70.4 -2.4
Liberal Antonino Boeti 8,070 29.6 +11.7
Total formal votes 27,305 96.0
Informal votes 1,124 4.0
Turnout 28,429 92.6
Labor hold Swing -5.3

Dandenong[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Dandenong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Terry Norris 15,970 61.1 +3.9
Liberal Ian Fotheringham 10,182 38.9 -0.7
Total formal votes 26,152 96.1
Informal votes 1,046 3.9
Turnout 27,198 92.0
Labor hold Swing +2.2

Dandenong North[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Dandenong North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jan Wilson 15,436 59.1 +0.6
Liberal George Grech 10,679 40.9 +3.3
Total formal votes 26,115 96.5
Informal votes 942 3.5
Turnout 27,057 94.4
Labor hold Swing -2.6

Derrimut[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Derrimut
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Cunningham 17,326 65.6 -3.3
Liberal Helen Hurley 9,078 34.4 +9.2
Total formal votes 26,404 96.4
Informal votes 989 3.6
Turnout 27,393 93.9
Labor hold Swing -8.1

Doncaster[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Doncaster
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Morris Williams 14,635 55.6 +5.5
Labor William Poppins 11,666 44.4 +3.8
Total formal votes 26,301 97.8
Informal votes 600 2.2
Turnout 26,901 94.5
Liberal hold Swing +1.4

Doveton[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Doveton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rob Jolly 17,116 64.9 +1.6
Liberal Matthew Starr 9,264 35.1 -0.7
Total formal votes 26,380 96.8
Informal votes 870 3.2 +0.4
Turnout 27,250 94.0
Labor hold Swing +0.4

Dromana[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Dromana
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ron Wells 14,523 52.4 +9.7
Labor Allison Ogden 13,179 47.6 +3.0
Total formal votes 27,702 98.3
Informal votes 487 1.7
Turnout 28,189 93.6
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.8

Essendon[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Essendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Barry Rowe 16,964 62.1 -1.8
Liberal Brian Dodgson 10,360 37.9 +3.7
Total formal votes 27,324 96.7
Informal votes 935 3.3
Turnout 28,259 91.8
Labor hold Swing -2.9

Evelyn[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Evelyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jim Plowman 13,899 49.9 +6.6
Labor Graham Ihlein 12,594 45.2 +0.3
Independent Gaye Gelly 1,360 4.9 +4.9
Total formal votes 27,853 97.9
Informal votes 601 2.1
Turnout 28,454 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jim Plowman 13,899 52.8 +4.1
Labor Graham Ihlein 13,137 47.2 -4.1
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +4.1

Footscray[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Footscray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Robert Fordham 20,516 73.4 -2.7
Liberal Hugh Cameron 7,455 26.6 +3.0
Total formal votes 27,971 95.2
Informal votes 1,401 4.8
Turnout 29,372 91.4
Labor hold Swing -3.0

Forest Hill[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Forest Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Richardson 14,543 53.9 +7.2
Labor John Madden 12,452 46.1 +1.4
Total formal votes 26,995 97.5
Informal votes 679 2.5
Turnout 27,674 94.7
Liberal hold Swing +3.3

Frankston North[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Frankston North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jane Hill 15,712 57.9 +0.7
Liberal Robert Garnett 10,139 37.3 +0.8
Independent Judy Hale 1,292 4.8 +4.8
Total formal votes 27,143 97.5
Informal votes 690 2.5
Turnout 27,833 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jane Hill 16,014 59.0 -2.9
Liberal Robert Garnett 11,129 41.0 +2.9
Labor hold Swing -2.9

Frankston South[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Frankston South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graeme Weideman 14,384 53.6 +4.1
Labor Geoffrey Holland 12,441 46.4 +5.2
Total formal votes 26,825 97.7
Informal votes 635 2.3
Turnout 27,460 93.1
Liberal hold Swing +1.4

Geelong[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Geelong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Hayden Shell 15,946 56.1 +4.6
Liberal Clive Pugh 12,501 43.9 +2.7
Total formal votes 28,447 97.7
Informal votes 672 2.3
Turnout 29,119 92.8
Labor hold Swing +1.2

Geelong North[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Geelong North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Neil Trezise 17,408 65.8 -3.3
Liberal John Lucas 9,068 34.2 +3.3
Total formal votes 26,476 96.6
Informal votes 929 3.4
Turnout 27,405 93.7
Labor hold Swing -3.3

Gippsland East[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Gippsland East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Evans 13,078 49.6 +5.5
Labor Clifford Harding 8,081 30.7 -1.7
Liberal David McInnes 5,196 19.7 +0.4
Total formal votes 26,355 98.5
Informal votes 406 1.5
Turnout 26,761 92.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Evans 17,794 67.5 +3.3
Labor Clifford Harding 8,561 32.5 -3.3
National hold Swing +3.3

Gippsland South[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Gippsland South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Tom Wallace 13,592 48.9 +16.4
Liberal Neil McInnes 7,125 25.6 -10.3
Labor Max Semken 7,061 25.4 -0.6
Total formal votes 27,778 98.5
Informal votes 435 1.5
Turnout 28,213 93.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Tom Wallace 19,945 71.8 +3.5
Labor Max Semken 7,833 28.2 -3.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Tom Wallace 18,960 68.3
Liberal Neil McInnes 8,812 31.7
National hold Swing

Gippsland West[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Gippsland West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Brown 14,561 49.3 -0.8
Labor Geoffrey Bull 10,611 35.9 -0.5
National William Ronald 4,368 14.8 +11.2
Total formal votes 29,540 98.2
Informal votes 529 1.8
Turnout 30,069 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Alan Brown 18,343 62.1 +2.0
Labor Geoffrey Bull 11,196 37.9 -2.0
Liberal hold Swing +2.0

Gisborne[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Gisborne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tom Reynolds 16,400 57.5 +10.5
Labor Douglas Bishop 12,114 42.5 -2.8
Total formal votes 28,514 98.3
Informal votes 495 1.7
Turnout 29,009 94.7
Liberal hold Swing +6.5

Glen Waverley[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Glen Waverley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Smith 16,502 60.1 +8.2
Labor John Candappa 10,963 39.9 +1.0
Total formal votes 27,465 97.5
Informal votes 694 2.5
Turnout 28,159 95.5
Liberal hold Swing +4.3

Greensborough[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Greensborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pauline Toner 14,632 55.1 +1.2
Liberal Andrew Cove 11,930 44.9 +8.3
Total formal votes 26,562 97.8
Informal votes 595 2.2
Turnout 27,157 93.8
Labor hold Swing -3.7

Hawthorn[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Hawthorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Phil Gude 15,605 55.7 +4.3
Labor Jill Eastwood 12,387 44.3 +3.2
Total formal votes 27,992 97.4
Informal votes 738 2.6
Turnout 28,730 90.5
Liberal hold Swing +1.5

Ivanhoe[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Ivanhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Vin Heffernan 14,665 51.6 +6.4
Labor Tony Sheehan 13,740 48.4 +0.1
Total formal votes 28,405 97.7
Informal votes 657 2.3
Turnout 29,062 93.6
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.7

Keilor[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Keilor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Seitz 16,636 61.5 -5.4
Liberal Graham Andersen 10,432 38.5 +8.2
Total formal votes 27,068 96.6
Informal votes 962 3.4
Turnout 28,030 94.5
Labor hold Swing -7.5

Kew[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Kew
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Prue Sibree 16,403 60.2 +4.4
Labor Annamaria Dierer 10,843 39.8 +5.8
Total formal votes 27,246 97.1
Informal votes 818 2.9
Turnout 28,064 91.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.3

Knox[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Knox
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Steve Crabb 15,236 59.3 +1.2
Liberal Jill Hall 9,480 36.9 +1.9
Public Transport Thomas Tyrer 967 3.8 +3.8
Total formal votes 25,683 97.9
Informal votes 559 2.1
Turnout 26,242 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Steve Crabb 15,769 61.4 -0.7
Liberal Jill Hall 9,914 38.6 +0.7
Labor hold Swing -0.7

Lowan[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Lowan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bill McGrath 17,138 63.2 +14.8
Labor William Albon 5,052 18.6 -3.7
Liberal John Mann 4,944 18.2 -9.0
Total formal votes 27,134 98.9
Informal votes 300 1.1
Turnout 27,434 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Bill McGrath 21,761 80.2 +4.5
Labor William Albon 5,373 19.8 -4.5
National hold Swing +4.5

Malvern[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Malvern
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Geoff Leigh 15,920 59.8 +4.3
Labor Max Dumais 10,697 40.2 +2.8
Total formal votes 26,617 97.7
Informal votes 624 2.3
Turnout 27,241 2.3
Liberal hold Swing +0.5

Melbourne[edit]

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

Mentone[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Mentone
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Peter Spyker 14,406 52.0 +0.1
Liberal Bill Templeton 13,315 48.0 -4.9
Total formal votes 27,721 97.4
Informal votes 731 2.6
Turnout 28,452 93.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing -1.7
  • After the redistribution, Mentone became a notional Labor seat. Sitting Liberal member Bill Templeton did not manage to win it back.

Mildura[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Mildura
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Milton Whiting 15,283 58.7 +4.7
Labor Lindsay Leake 5,959 22.9 -6.9
Liberal Diana Duck 4,796 18.4 +7.2
Total formal votes 26,038 97.9
Informal votes 560 2.1
Turnout 26,598 92.3
Two-party-preferred result
National Milton Whiting 19,008 73.0 +5.7
Labor Lindsay Leake 7,050 27.0 -5.7
National hold Swing +5.7

Mitcham[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Mitcham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Harrowfield 14,928 53.7 +4.9
Liberal Bruce Camfield 12,868 46.3 +5.6
Total formal votes 27,796 97.5
Informal votes 708 2.5
Turnout 28,504 94.4
Labor hold Swing +0.1

Monbulk[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Monbulk
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Neil Pope 14,239 53.7 +12.3
Liberal Raymond Yates 12,270 46.3 +7.1
Total formal votes 26,509 97.8
Informal votes 608 2.2
Turnout 27,117 92.6
Labor hold Swing +0.9

Mornington[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Mornington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robin Cooper 14,376 52.0 +7.6
Labor David Hassett 13,275 48.0 +3.8
Total formal votes 27,651 97.7
Informal votes 644 2.3
Turnout 28,295 92.4
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.4

Morwell[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Morwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Valerie Callister 14,472 52.7 -7.9
Liberal Graeme Bond 6,976 25.4 +1.3
Independent Geoffrey Francis 3,701 13.5 +13.5
National Terie Porter 2,305 8.4 -0.5
Total formal votes 27,454 97.8
Informal votes 616 2.2
Turnout 28,070 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Valerie Callister 15,759 57.4 -7.4
Liberal Graeme Bond 11,695 42.6 +7.4
Labor hold Swing -7.4

Murray Valley[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Murray Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Ken Jasper 16,880 59.0 +5.3
Labor Jill Milthorpe 7,633 26.7 -3.8
Liberal Bill Hunter 4,093 14.3 -1.3
Total formal votes 28,606 98.2
Informal votes 526 1.8
Turnout 29,132 94.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Ken Jasper 20,654 72.2 +3.9
Labor Jill Milthorpe 7,952 27.8 -3.9
National hold Swing +3.9

Narracan[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Narracan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Robin Matthews 12,619 46.3 +0.4
Liberal John Delzoppo 11,880 43.6 +5.8
National Julia Ettery 1,905 7.0 -1.8
Independent John McNamara 842 3.1 +3.1
Total formal votes 27,246 98.0
Informal votes 564 2.0
Turnout 27,810 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Delzoppo 13,716 50.4 +1.8
Labor Robin Matthews 13,522 49.6 -1.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.8
  • Narracan became a notionally Labor seat in the redistribution before the election. However, the Liberal candidate managed to win it back.

Niddrie[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Niddrie
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Simpson 17,177 63.0 +0.6
Liberal Mark Pallett 10,094 37.0 +9.0
Total formal votes 27,271 96.4
Informal votes 1,016 3.6
Turnout 28,287 95.2
Labor hold Swing -5.2

Northcote[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Northcote
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Wilkes 19,120 71.8 -2.8
Liberal William Hamilton 7,495 28.2 +2.8
Total formal votes 26,615 95.5
Informal votes 1,252 4.5
Turnout 27,867 90.8
Labor hold Swing -2.8

Oakleigh[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Oakleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Race Mathews 14,374 53.8 -0.6
Liberal Norman Kennedy 11,493 43.0 +5.1
Independent Antonios Pashos 846 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 26,713 97.1
Informal votes 783 2.9
Turnout 27,496 91.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Race Mathews 14,986 56.1 -3.0
Liberal Norman Kennedy 11,727 43.9 +3.0
Labor hold Swing -3.0

Pascoe Vale[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Pascoe Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Edmunds 16,783 61.4 +1.3
Liberal Vincenzo D'Aquino 10,571 38.6 +2.3
Total formal votes 27,354 96.4
Informal votes 1,011 3.6
Turnout 28,365 94.3
Labor hold Swing 0.0

Polwarth[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Polwarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ian Smith 16,907 54.5 -6.7
Labor Jeffery Rootes 8,401 29.4 -1.0
National David Seymour 4,626 16.2 +16.2
Total formal votes 28,608 98.4
Informal votes 453 1.6
Turnout 29,061 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Smith 19,539 68.3 +3.3
Labor Jeffery Rootes 9,069 31.7 -3.3
Liberal hold Swing +3.3

Portland[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Portland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Digby Crozier 13,562 50.3 -5.4
Labor William Sharrock 9,244 34.3 -4.2
National James Patterson 4,176 15.5 +15.5
Total formal votes 26,982 98.6
Informal votes 388 1.4
Turnout 27,370 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Digby Crozier 17,080 63.3 +4.7
Labor William Sharrock 9,902 36.7 -4.7
Liberal hold Swing +4.7

Prahran[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Prahran
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Don Hayward 14,582 53.4 +3.9
Labor Hendrik van Leeuwen 11,250 41.2 -3.4
Independent Norman Long 746 2.7 +2.7
Public Transport Alan Parker 714 2.6 +2.6
Total formal votes 27,292 97.2
Informal votes 788 2.8
Turnout 28,080 88.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Don Hayward 15,502 56.8 +5.1
Labor Hendrik van Leeuwen 11,790 43.2 -5.1
Liberal hold Swing +5.1

Preston[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Carl Kirkwood 19,473 69.6 -1.5
Liberal Mark Leaman 8,517 30.4 +20.0
Total formal votes 27,990 95.8
Informal votes 1,234 4.2
Turnout 29,224 91.3
Labor hold Swing -5.3

Reservoir[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Reservoir
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Simmonds 18,837 68.7 -2.2
Liberal Rae Kennett 8,597 31.3 +2.4
Total formal votes 27,434 95.8
Informal votes 1,209 4.2
Turnout 28,643 93.8
Labor hold Swing -2.4

Richmond[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Theo Sidiropoulos 18,396 71.4 +2.1
Liberal John Sevior 7,366 28.6 +10.0
Total formal votes 25,762 95.2
Informal votes 1,290 4.8
Turnout 27,052 87.1
Labor hold Swing -6.5

Ringwood[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Ringwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kay Setches 14,466 52.7 +5.5
Liberal Michael Dobson 12,986 47.3 +6.8
Total formal votes 27,452 97.9
Informal votes 593 2.1
Turnout 28,045 93.9
Labor hold Swing +0.1

Ripon[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Ripon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tom Austin 15,861 56.5 +2.1
Labor John McQuilten 12,204 43.5 -2.0
Total formal votes 28,065 98.2
Informal votes 501 1.8
Turnout 28,566 95.5
Liberal hold Swing +2.0

Rodney[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Rodney
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Eddie Hann 19,893 70.4 +8.2
Labor Denise MacDonald 5,430 19.2 -0.4
Liberal John Adams 2,917 10.3 -4.3
Total formal votes 28,240 98.6
Informal votes 393 1.4
Turnout 28,633 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Eddie Hann 22,620 80.1 +2.0
Labor Denise MacDonald 5,620 19.9 -2.0
National hold Swing +2.0

St Albans[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: St Albans
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alex Andrianopoulos 19,642 71.0 -5.1
Liberal Martin Power 8,033 29.0 +6.4
Total formal votes 27,675 93.8
Informal votes 1,823 6.2
Turnout 29,498 93.4
Labor hold Swing -6.2

St Kilda[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: St Kilda
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Andrew McCutcheon 13,918 52.7 +3.6
Liberal Richard Stevenson 12,518 47.3 +4.4
Total formal votes 26,436 96.4
Informal votes 973 3.6
Turnout 27,409 88.9
Labor hold Swing +0.2

Sandringham[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Sandringham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Lea 15,330 54.9 +4.9
Labor Ann Corcoran 12,603 45.1 +1.3
Total formal votes 27,933 97.8
Informal votes 640 2.2
Turnout 28,573 92.8
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.3

Shepparton[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Shepparton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Ross-Edwards 15,428 56.6 +9.0
Labor David Wauchope 7,090 26.0 -4.0
Liberal Alan Fitzgerald 4,721 17.3 -5.0
Total formal votes 27,239 98.0
Informal votes 545 2.0
Turnout 27,784 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Ross-Edwards 19,830 72.8 +4.9
Labor David Wauchope 7,409 27.2 -4.9
National hold Swing +4.9

South Barwon[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: South Barwon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harley Dickinson 14,218 53.4 +3.8
Labor Harry Naylor 12,406 46.6 +2.8
Total formal votes 26,224 98.0
Informal votes 535 2.0
Turnout 27,159 95.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.0

Springvale[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Springvale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Eddie Micallef 15,207 57.0 +3.0
Liberal Therese Marley 11,465 43.0 +2.5
Total formal votes 26,672 95.9
Informal votes 1,130 4.1
Turnout 27,802 93.8
Labor hold Swing -0.8

Sunshine[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Sunshine
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Fogarty 19,032 71.1 -3.2
Liberal Aldous Hicks 7,748 28.9 +6.8
Total formal votes 26,780 95.5
Informal votes 1,251 4.5
Turnout 28,031 92.4
Labor hold Swing -5.1

Swan Hill[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Swan Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Barry Steggall 15,192 58.4 +38.6
Liberal Ian Ray 5,450 20.9 -35.7
Labor Ronald Stanton 5,388 20.7 +0.5
Total formal votes 26,030 98.5
Informal votes 398 1.5
Turnout 26,428 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Barry Steggall 20,199 77.6 +3.7
Labor Ronald Stanton 5,831 22.4 -3.7
National gain from Liberal Swing N/A
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Liberal and National candidates for Swan Hill.

Syndal[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Syndal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Geoff Coleman 13,492 49.7 +6.3
Labor David Gray 12,862 47.4 +0.8
Independent Edward Hawthorn 773 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 27,127 97.5
Informal votes 696 2.5
Turnout 27,823 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Geoff Coleman 13,929 51.4 +1.5
Labor David Gray 13,198 48.6 -1.5
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +1.5

Thomastown[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Thomastown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Beth Gleeson 19,802 73.9 -1.0
Liberal Adam Barr 6,994 26.1 +11.4
Total formal votes 26,796 95.4
Informal votes 1,303 4.6
Turnout 28,099 94.5
Labor hold Swing -6.6

Wantirna[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Wantirna
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Carolyn Hirsh 14,624 55.3 +3.1
Liberal Karen Dettmann 11,838 44.7 +5.5
Total formal votes 26,462 97.3
Informal votes 724 2.7
Turnout 27,186 95.4
Labor hold Swing -2.1

Warrandyte[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Warrandyte
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lou Hill 12,879 48.7 +3.1
Liberal Gracia Baylor 12,270 46.4 +4.8
Independent Timothy Connellan 1,275 4.8 +4.8
Total formal votes 26,424 98.2
Informal votes 483 1.8
Turnout 26,907 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lou Hill 13,254 50.2 -4.5
Liberal Gracia Baylor 13,167 49.8 +4.5
Labor hold Swing -4.5

Warrnambool[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Warrnambool
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Adam Kempton 11,417 41.4 -17.7
National John McGrath 8,871 32.2 +32.2
Labor Peter Cox 7,265 26.4 -8.6
Total formal votes 27,553 99.0
Informal votes 288 1.0
Turnout 27,841 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
National John McGrath 18,130 65.8 +0.7
Labor Peter Cox 9,423 34.2 -0.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
National John McGrath 15,578 56.5 +56.5
Liberal Adam Kempton 11,975 43.5 -21.6
National gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Werribee[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Werribee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ken Coghill 14,376 53.8 -8.6
Liberal Thomas Hudson 10,268 38.4 +8.4
Weekend Trading Robert Wolstenholme 2,083 7.8 +7.8
Total formal votes 26,727 97.8
Informal votes 592 2.2
Turnout 27,319 92.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ken Coghill 15,021 56.2 -10.4
Liberal Thomas Hudson 11,706 43.8 +10.4
Labor hold Swing -10.4

Whittlesea[edit]

Victorian state election, 1985: Whittlesea
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Max McDonald 15,209 54.6 +3.6
Liberal Haydn Gregson 12,640 45.4 +2.8
Total formal votes 27,849 97.7
Informal votes 652 2.3
Turnout 28,501 94.4
Labor hold Swing -1.1

Williamstown[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election held on 2 March 1985". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia. 
  2. ^ Statistics relating to the general election held on 2 March 1985 : together with summary of provisions relating to qualifications and enrolment of electors, postal voting, absent voting, unerolled voting, &c. / prepared by the Chief Electoral Officer for the State of Victoria. Victorian Electoral Office. 1985. 
  3. ^ "Cain's Historic Win - Legislative Assembly Results". The Age. 4 March 1985.