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The electoral district of Evelyn is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly covering the urban fringe north east of Melbourne. It was first proclaimed in 1859.[1]

Evelyn
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Evelyn District 2014.png
Location of Evelyn (dark green) in Victoria
StateVictoria
Created1859
MPBridget Vallence
PartyLiberal Party
Electors43,159 (2018)
Area252 km2 (97.3 sq mi)
DemographicRural
Coordinates37°45′S 145°22′E / 37.750°S 145.367°E / -37.750; 145.367Coordinates: 37°45′S 145°22′E / 37.750°S 145.367°E / -37.750; 145.367

The seat has shrunk considerably in size as the eastern suburbs of Melbourne grew. It now includes the suburbs and towns of Coldstream, Gruyere, Lilydale, and Wonga Park.

The seat is usually safe for the Liberal Party but it was won by the Labor Party during their three landslide victories of 1952, 1982 and 2002.

At the 2006 election Christine Fyffe regained the seat for the Liberals, defeating Heather McTaggart. Fyffe was re-elected to the district during at the 2010 and 2014 Victorian state elections.[2]

Contents

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  John Charles King Unaligned 1859–1859
  William Bell Unaligned 1859–1860
  William Jones Unaligned 1860–1863
  John Thomson Unaligned 1863–1865
  William Watkins Unaligned 1866–1874
  Ewen Hugh Cameron Conservative 1874–1909
  Comm Liberal 1909–1914
  James Rouget Comm Liberal 1914–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  William Everard Economy 1917–1918
  Nationalist 1918–1924
  Independent 1924–1924
  United Australia 1924–1945
  Liberal / LCP 1945–1950
  Roland Leckie LCP 1950–1952
  Phillip Connell Labor 1952–1958
  Russell Stokes LCP / Liberal 1958–1973
  Jim Plowman Liberal 1973–1982
  Max McDonald Labor 1982–1985
  Jim Plowman Liberal 1985–1999
  Christine Fyffe Liberal 1999–2002
  Heather McTaggart Labor 2002–2006
  Christine Fyffe Liberal 2006–2018
  Bridget Vallence Liberal 2018–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 Victorian state election: Evelyn[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bridget Vallence 18,566 49.49 −4.04
Labor Gail Ritchie 15,166 40.42 +8.21
Greens Brodie Everist 3,786 10.09 +3.44
Total formal votes 37,518 94.20 −0.08
Informal votes 2,311 5.80 +0.08
Turnout 39,829 92.28 −2.70
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bridget Vallence 19,753 52.65 −6.94
Labor Gail Ritchie 17,765 47.35 +6.94
Liberal hold Swing −6.94

Historical mapsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Victorian Electoral Commission, Electoral Boundaries, Evelyn District profile". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Victorian Parliament, Ministers and Members, Christine Fyffe". Parliament of Victoria. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ State Election 2018: Evelyn District, VEC.