Electoral district of Albert Park

Albert Park
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Albert Park (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
StateVictoria
Created1889
MPMartin Foley
PartyLabor Party
Electors48,949 (2018)
Area22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Coordinates37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950Coordinates: 37°50′S 144°57′E / 37.833°S 144.950°E / -37.833; 144.950

Albert Park is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Australia. It covers an area of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) in inner suburban Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Wharf, and parts of St Kilda. It lies within the Southern Metropolitan Region of the upper house, the Legislative Council.[1]

It was first proclaimed in 1889.

Albert Park has been held continuously by the Labor Party since the 1950 election.

John Thwaites was the member from 1992 until his resignation on 30 July 2007, along with Steve Bracks, the member for Williamstown. A by-election was held on 15 September 2007, which resulted in the election of Labor's Martin Foley.

Members for Albert Park[]

Member Party Term
  John Nimmo Liberal 1889–1892
  John White Conservative 1892–1902
  George Elmslie Labour 1902–1918
  Joseph Hannan Labor 1918–1919
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1919–1927
  Robert Cuthbertson Nationalist 1927–1929
  Arthur Wallace Labor 1929–1932
  Harry Drew United Australia 1932–1937
  Independent
  William Haworth United Australia 1937–1944
  Liberal 1944–1945
  Frank Crean Labor 1945–1947
  Roy Schilling Liberal 1947–1950
  Keith Sutton Labor 1950–1970
  Val Doube Labor 1970–1979
  Bunna Walsh Labor 1979–1992
  John Thwaites Labor 1992–2007
  Martin Foley Labor 2007–present

Election results[]

2018 Victorian state election: Albert Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Foley 17,287 43.37 +11.04
Liberal Andrew Bond 12,457 31.25 −10.24
Greens Ogy Simic 6,601 16.56 −0.21
Animal Justice Tamasin Ramsay 1,555 3.90 +3.90
Reason Jarryd Bartle 1,079 2.71 −0.75
Sustainable Australia Steven Armstrong 597 1.50 +1.50
Independent Joseph Toscano 282 0.71 +0.71
Total formal votes 39,858 95.23 −0.64
Informal votes 1,997 4.77 +0.64
Turnout 41,855 85.51 −2.94
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Foley 25,159 63.13 +10.17
Liberal Andrew Bond 14,695 36.87 −10.17
Labor hold Swing +10.17

External links[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Albert Park district profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  2. ^ State Election 2018: Albert Park, VEC.