Western Metropolitan Region

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Western Metropolitan Region
VictoriaLegislative Council
VIC Western Metropolitan Region 2014.png
Location of Western Metropolitan Region (dark green) in Victoria
StateVictoria
Created2006
MPCatherine Cumming (Independent)
Bernie Finn (Liberal)
Cesar Melhem (Labor)
Ingrid Stitt (Labor)
Kaushaliya Vaghela (Labor)
Party     Labor (3)
     Liberal (1)
     Independent (1)
Electors532,262 (2018)
Area1,352 km2 (522.0 sq mi)
DemographicMetropolitan
Coordinates37°45′S 144°42′E / 37.750°S 144.700°E / -37.750; 144.700Coordinates: 37°45′S 144°42′E / 37.750°S 144.700°E / -37.750; 144.700

Western Metropolitan Region is one of the eight electoral regions of Victoria, Australia, which elects five members to the Victorian Legislative Council (also referred to as the upper house) by proportional representation. The region was created in 2006 following the 2005 reform of the Victorian Legislative Council.

The region comprises the Legislative Assembly districts of Altona, Essendon, Footscray, Kororoit, Niddrie, St Albans, Sunbury, Sydenham, Tarneit, Werribee and Williamstown.

Members[edit]

Members for Western Metropolitan Region, 2006 onwards
Election 2006 2010 2014 2018
MLC
Party
Khalil Eideh
Labor
Ingrid Stitt
Labor
MLC
Party
Martin Pakula
Labor (2006–2013)
Cesar Melhem
Labor (2013–)[1]
MLC
Party
Colleen Hartland
Greens (2006–2018)
Huong Truong
Greens (2018)[2]
Kaushaliya Vaghela
Labor
MLC
Party
Bernie Finn
Liberal
MLC
Party
Justin Madden
Labor
Andrew Elsbury
Liberal
Rachel Carling-Jenkins
Democratic Labour (2014–2017)
Conservatives (2017–2018)[3]
Independent (2018)[4]
Catherine Cumming
Justice (2018)
Independent (2018–)[5]
1.^ Assumed office on 9 May 2013 following the resignation of Martin Pakula.
2.^ Assumed office on 21 February 2018 following the resignation of Colleen Hartland.
3.^ Defected to the Australian Conservatives on 26 June 2017.
4.^ Departed the Australian Conservatives on 3 August 2018 to sit as an independent.
5.^ Elected as a candidate of Derryn Hinch's Justice Party, but was sworn in as an independent on 19 December 2018.

Returned MLCs by seat[edit]

Seats are allocated by single transferable vote using group voting tickets. Changes in party membership between elections have been omitted for simplicity.[1][2][3]

Election 1st MLC 2nd MLC 3rd MLC 4th MLC 5th MLC
2006 Labor
(Justin Madden)
Liberal
(Bernie Finn)
Labor
(Khalil Eideh)
Labor
(Martin Pakula)
Greens
(Colleen Hartland)
2010 Labor
(Martin Pakula)
Liberal
(Bernie Finn)
Labor
(Khalil Eideh)
Liberal
(Andrew Elsbury)
Greens
(Colleen Hartland)
2014 Labor
(Cesar Melhem)
Liberal
(Bernie Finn)
Labor
(Khalil Eideh)
Greens
(Colleen Hartland)
Democratic Labour
(Rachel Carling-Jenkins)
2018 Labor
(Cesar Melhem)
Liberal
(Bernie Finn)
Labor
(Ingrid Stitt)
Labor
(Kaushaliya Vaghela)
Justice
(Catherine Cumming)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Election 2006 : Western Metropolitan Region". Victorian Electoral Commission.
  2. ^ "State Election 2010 : Western Metropolitan Region". Victorian Electoral Commission.
  3. ^ "State Election 2014 : Western Metropolitan Region". Victorian Electoral Commission.

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