Electoral district of Gippsland East

The electoral district of Gippsland East is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It covers most of eastern Victoria and includes the towns of Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Orbost, Omeo, Maffra and Heyfield. Gippsland East is the state's third largest electorate in area and covers 27,544 square kilometres.[1]

Gippsland East
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Location of Gippsland East (dark green) in Victoria
MPTim Bull
PartyNational Party
NamesakeEast Gippsland
Electors46,335 (2018)
Area27,544 km2 (10,634.8 sq mi)
Electorates around Gippsland East:
Ovens Valley Benambra New South Wales
Gippsland East Tasman Sea
Gippsland South Tasman Sea Tasman Sea

The Country Party (now the National Party) held the seat without interruption from 1920 to 1999. However at the 1999 election independent candidate Craig Ingram unexpectedly won the seat after receiving preferences from the independent, One Nation and Labor candidates.[2]

Ingram's victory affected state politics—Ingram and fellow Independents Susan Davies and Russell Savage contributed to the end of the Kennett era by agreeing to back Labor to form government after the 1999 election.[1] Ingram was also returned in the 2002 and 2006 elections. He was defeated in 2010 by National candidate Tim Bull.

Members for Gippsland East edit

Member Party Term
  Henry Foster Unaligned 1889–1902
  James Cameron Ministerialist 1902–1920
  Commonwealth Liberal
  Sir Albert Lind Farmers Union 1920–1961
  Bruce Evans Country 1961–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1992
  David Treasure National 1992–1999
  Craig Ingram Independent 1999–2010
  Tim Bull National 2010–present

Election results edit

2022 Victorian state election: Gippsland East[3][4][5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Tim Bull 26,737 63.3 +6.6
Labor Stephen Richardson 7,191 17.0 −4.7
Greens Nissa Ling 2,691 6.4 +0.2
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Ricky Muir 2,460 5.8 +5.8
Freedom Ed Barnes 1,340 3.2 +3.2
Family First Carl John Fechner 1,068 2.5 +2.5
Animal Justice Sally Court 725 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 42,209 95.5 +1.2
Informal votes 1,995 4.5 −1.2
Turnout 44,204 89.0 +1.3
Two-party-preferred result
National Tim Bull 31,475 74.6 +7.0
Labor Stephen Richardson 10,734 25.4 −7.0
National hold Swing +7.0

List of towns in Gippsland East edit

Bairnsdale, Boisdale, Briagolong, Bruthen, Buchan, Cann River, Dargo, Ensay, Heyfield, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Maffra, Mallacoota, Metung, Newry, Omeo, Orbost, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Stratford, Swan Reach, Swifts Creek and Wy Yung.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Gippsland East". Victoria Votes. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Gippsland East District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  3. ^ Green, Antony (11 January 2023). "VIC22 – 2-Party Preferred Results and Swings by District". Antony Green's Election Blog. Retrieved 28 January 2023.
  4. ^ VIC 2021 Final Redistribution, ABC News. [Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  5. ^ Gippsland East District results, Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  6. ^ Full preference distributions – 2022 State election, Victorian Electoral Commission. [Retrieved 17 June 2023.

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