Western Port Province

Western Port Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1] It was created in 2002 as a replacement for the abolished South Eastern Province. It was intended to be a two-member electorate, but it was abolished in 2006 as part of the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council, before the second member was due to be elected. The electorate would have normally been expected to be reasonably safe for the Liberal Party, but it was narrowly won by the Labor Party in their landslide victory at the 2002 state election.

Western Port Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
StateVictoria
Created2002
Abolished2006

It was located in the south-east of the state. In 2002, when it was last contested, it covered an area of 2,866 km2 and included the towns of Cowes, Hastings, Inverloch, Mornington, Mount Eliza, Pakenham, Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento and Wonthaggi.

Members for Western Port ProvinceEdit

Year Member Party
2002 Geoff Hilton[1]   Labor Party

Election resultsEdit

2002 Victorian state election: Western Port Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Cameron Boardman 61,364 47.0 -7.1
Labor Geoff Hilton 53,781 41.2 +4.8
Greens Ian Hutchison 15,334 11.8 +7.9
Total formal votes 130,479 97.0 -0.3
Informal votes 3,997 3.0 +0.3
Turnout 134,476 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Geoff Hilton 65,441 50.2 +8.5
Liberal Cameron Boardman 65,030 49.8 -8.5
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +8.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hilton, John Geoffrey ('Geoff')". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2013.