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The electoral district of Footscray is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It lies just north of Melbourne and covers the suburbs of Footscray, Maribyrnong and Seddon.

Footscray
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
VIC Footscray District 2014.png
Location of Footscray (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
StateVictoria
Dates current1877–1904, 1927–present
MPKatie Hall
PartyLabor Party
NamesakeFootscray, Victoria
Electors51,602 (2018)
Area39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Coordinates37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867Coordinates: 37°48′S 144°52′E / 37.800°S 144.867°E / -37.800; 144.867

The seat was first created by The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876 taking effect at the 1877 elections.[1] It was abolished in 1904 and recreated in 1927. In its current incarnation it has been held by the Labor Party for its entire existence. It has usually been a comfortably safe Labor seat, as it lies in Labor's traditional heartland of western and northern Melbourne.

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Members for FootscrayEdit

First incarnation (1877–1904)
Member Party Term
  Mark King Unaligned 1877–1879
  William Clark Unaligned 1879–1894
  John Hancock Labor 1894–1899
  Samuel Mauger Independent 1900–1901
  Jacob Fotheringham Liberal 1901–1902
  Alexander McDonald Liberal 1902–1904
Second incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  George Prendergast Labor 1927–1937
  Jack Mullens Labor 1937–1945
  Jack Holland Labor 1945–1955
  Roy Schintler Labor 1955–1958
  Ernie Shepherd Labor 1958
  William Divers Labor 1958–1970
  Robert Fordham Labor 1970–1992
  Bruce Mildenhall Labor 1992–2006
  Marsha Thomson Labor 2006–2018
  Katie Hall Labor 2018–present

Election resultsEdit

2018 Victorian state election: Footscray[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Katie Hall 23,877 57.12 +11.98
Liberal Emete Joesika 7,753 18.55 −8.18
Greens Angus McAlpine 6,996 16.74 −0.46
Animal Justice Shan Sun 3,177 7.60 +7.60
Total formal votes 41,803 93.96 −0.17
Informal votes 2,686 6.04 +0.17
Turnout 44,489 86.22 −3.32
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Katie Hall 32,642 78.11 +13.62
Liberal Emete Joesika 9,147 21.89 −13.62
Labor hold Swing +13.62

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1876". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ State Election 2018: Footscray District, VEC.