Electoral district of Malvern
The electoral district of Malvern is an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It is named for the suburb of Malvern and also includes Malvern East, Armadale, Kooyong and parts of Glen Iris and Toorak.
Location of Malvern (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Area||19 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
The electorate has been held by the Liberal Party (or its predecessor) since its creation in 1945, and for most of that time has been regarded as one of the Liberal Party‘s safest seats in Melbourne. In all but one election, the Liberals have won enough votes on the first count to win the seat outright. As a measure of how safe Malvern is for the Liberals, Opposition Leader Robert Doyle easily retained the seat with 60.2 percent of the two-party vote even as Labor won its biggest majority ever at the state level.
The current member is Michael O'Brien, who succeeded Doyle at the 2006 Victorian election and served as Treasurer in the Napthine government. At the 2014 State election, O'Brien‘s margin over Labor was 16.3%, down from 20.6%, but his margin was reduced to 6.1% at the 2018 State election. On 6 December 2018 O’Brien was elected leader of the Liberal Party and became Opposition Leader.
The seat's best-known member was Lindsay Thompson, who served as Premier of Victoria from 1981 to 1982 and served as a minister without interruption from 1958 to 1982–the longest-serving state minister in Australian history.
Members for MalvernEdit
|Sir John Bloomfield||Liberal||1953–1970|
|Sustainable Australia||Michaela Moran||1,161||3.13||+3.13|
|Animal Justice||Candace Feild||1,116||3.01||+3.01|
|Total formal votes||37,080||96.06||+0.08|
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- 'New day for the party': Vic Liberals pick Michael O'Brien as leader
- "Oldham, Trevor Donald". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
- State Election 2018: Malvern District, VEC.
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