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

Menzies
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Menzies 2019.png
Division of Menzies in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPKevin Andrews
PartyLiberal
NamesakeSir Robert Menzies
Electors107,834 (2019)
Area184 km2 (71.0 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

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HistoryEdit

 
Sir Robert Menzies, the division's namesake

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 14 September 1984, and was first contested at the 1984 election. The division replaced the eastern half of the abolished Division of Diamond Valley, with the western half becoming the Division of Jagajaga. The division was named after Sir Robert Menzies, the longest serving Prime Minister of Australia.

The Division has always been a safe Liberal seat. It was first held by Neil Brown, a former Fraser minister who served as John Howard's deputy from 1985 to 1987. Brown retired in 1991 and was replaced by Kevin Andrews, who has held the seat since. Andrews is currently the Father of the House, with the longest continuous tenure of any current MHR—although Warren Snowdon and Russell Broadbent were first elected earlier.

BoundariesEdit

The division is located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It is bordered by Koonung Creek to the south, and until redistribution in 2018 was also bordered by the Yarra River to the north. It covers the suburbs of Bulleen, Croydon Hills, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte and Warrandyte South. Additionally, parts of Ringwood North, Warranwood, Wonga Park and Eltham fall under the Division.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Neil Brown
(1940–)
Liberal 1 December 1984
25 February 1991
Previously held the Division of Diamond Valley. Resigned in order to retire from politics
    Kevin Andrews
(1955–)
Liberal 11 May 1991
present
Served as minister under Howard and Abbott. Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Menzies[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kevin Andrews 50,863 51.73 +1.89
Labor Stella Yee 29,539 30.04 +3.12
Greens Robert Humphreys 10,264 10.44 +0.05
Democratic Labour Teresa Kelleher 3,026 3.08 +3.08
United Australia Brett Fuller 2,605 2.65 +2.65
Reason Rachel Payne 2,029 2.06 +2.06
Total formal votes 98,326 96.68 +1.23
Informal votes 3,376 3.32 −1.23
Turnout 101,702 94.34 −0.91
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Kevin Andrews 56,568 57.53 −0.28
Labor Stella Yee 41,758 42.47 +0.28
Liberal hold Swing −0.28

ReferencesEdit

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

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