Electoral district of Murray Plains

The electoral district of Murray Plains is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It is a new district created due to the abolition of the districts of Swan Hill and Rodney. It is centered on the Murray River cities of Swan Hill and Echuca, including the towns of Kerang, Lake Boga, Cohuna, Rochester, and other towns in the Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon and Campaspe local government areas.[2]

Murray Plains was contested in the 2014 election by the sitting National party MP for the abolished district of Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, who retained the seat.

Members

Member Party Term
  Peter Walsh National 2014–present

Election results

2018 Victorian state election: Murray Plains[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Walsh 24,234 60.33 −2.94
Labor Peter Williams 7,790 19.39 −1.00
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Daniel Straub 6,438 16.03 +16.03
Greens Ian Christoe 1,706 4.25 +0.22
Total formal votes 40,168 94.59 +0.08
Informal votes 2,297 5.41 −0.08
Turnout 42,465 90.50 −3.23
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Walsh 29,703 73.95 +1.59
Labor Peter Williams 10,461 26.05 −1.59
National hold Swing +1.59

References

  1. ^ “Summary of Changes”. Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  2. ^ “Map of Murray Plains District”. Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission.
  3. ^ State Election 2018: Murray Plains District, VEC.

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