Division of Hotham

Hotham
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hotham 2010.png
Division of Hotham (green) in Victoria
Created: 1969
MP: Simon Crean
Party: Labor
Namesake: Charles Hotham
Area: 72 km² (28 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Hotham is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1969 and is named for Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria 1854-55. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Hotham covers an area of approximately 72 square kilometres from Oakleigh in the north to Dingley Village in the south. The main suburbs include Bentleigh East, Dingley Village, Moorabbin, and parts of Carnegie, Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Cheltenham, Murrumbeena, Noble Park, Oakleigh, Oakleigh South, Springvale and Springvale South. It was originally created as a safe Liberal seat. However, demographic changes resulted in Labor taking it in 1980, and it is now considered a fairly safe Labor seat. Its current member, Simon Crean, was party leader from 2001 until December 2003, and is currently the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government.

Members

Member Party Term
  Don Chipp Liberal 1969–1977
  Independent 1977–1977
  Democrats 1977–1977
  Roger Johnston Liberal 1977–1980
  Lewis Kent Labor 1980–1990
  Simon Crean Labor 1990–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Hotham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Simon Crean 42,920 54.08 -1.07
Liberal Fazal Cader 26,110 32.90 -0.85
Greens Geoff Payne 8,086 10.19 +3.34
Family First Gary Ong 1,688 2.13 +0.09
Secular Trent Reardon 556 0.70 +0.70
Total formal votes 79,360 95.56 -1.14
Informal votes 3,684 4.44 +1.14
Turnout 83,044 92.70 -2.09
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Simon Crean 50,394 63.50 +0.50
Liberal Fazal Cader 28,966 36.50 -0.50
Labor hold Swing +0.50

References

Coordinates: 37°56′46″S 145°05′49″E / 37.946°S 145.097°E / -37.946; 145.097


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