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The Division of Gorton is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.

Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Gorton 2019.png
Division of Gorton in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created2004
MPBrendan O'Connor
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir John Gorton
Electors110,424 (2019)
Area540 km2 (208.5 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

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HistoryEdit

 
Sir John Gorton, the division's namesake

The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named for Sir John Gorton, Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Aintree, Albanvale, Brookfield, Bonnie Brook, Burnside, Cairnlea, Caroline Springs, Cobblebank, Deanside, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Grangefields, Harkness, Hillside, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Plumpton, Ravenhall, Strathtulloh, Taylors Hill and Thornhill Park; parts of Deer Park, Derrimut, Diggers Rest and Truganina; as well as the townships of Exford, Eynesbury, and Rockbank, and parts of Mount Cottrell, Parwan, and Toolern Vale.

The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments in the working-class outer western suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area.

The current member for Gorton since its creation at the 2004 election is Brendan O'Connor, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Brendan O'Connor
(1962–)
Labor 9 October 2004
present
Previously held the Division of Burke. Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Gorton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brendan O'Connor 47,398 50.08 −11.16
Liberal Nathan Di Noia 24,677 26.07 −2.69
Independent Jarrod Bingham 8,363 8.84 +8.84
United Australia Richard Turton 7,473 7.90 +7.90
Greens Harkirat Singh 6,730 7.11 −2.89
Total formal votes 94,641 94.08 −0.87
Informal votes 5,957 5.92 +0.87
Turnout 100,598 91.11 +4.10
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brendan O'Connor 61,861 65.36 −3.13
Liberal Nathan Di Noia 32,780 34.64 +3.13
Labor hold Swing −3.13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gorton, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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