Division of Calwell


Division of Calwell
Calwell
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Calwell 2010.png
Division of Calwell (green) in Victoria
Created: 1984
MP: Maria Vamvakinou
Party: Labor
Namesake: Arthur Calwell
Area: 504 km² (195 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Calwell is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1984 and is named for Arthur Calwell, who was Minister for Immigration 1945-49 and Leader of the Australian Labor Party 1960-67. In fact it is the only seat to be named after an Opposition Leader who never became Prime Minister.

It is located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, and includes the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Tullamarine. It is a fairly safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.

Members

Member Party Term
  Andrew Theophanous Labor 1984–2000
  Independent 2000–2001
  Maria Vamvakinou Labor 2001–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Calwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Maria Vamvakinou 49,580 56.63 -3.59
Liberal Wayne Tseng 22,556 25.76 -0.79
Greens Lenka Thompson 10,386 11.86 +7.50
Family First Jeff Truscott 3,851 4.40 +0.06
Socialist Equality Peter Byrne 1,181 1.35 +1.03
Total formal votes 87,554 93.47 -1.68
Informal votes 6,114 6.53 +1.68
Turnout 93,668 92.45 -2.39
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Maria Vamvakinou 61,045 69.72 +0.39
Liberal Wayne Tseng 26,509 30.28 -0.39
Labor hold Swing +0.39

References

Coordinates: 37°35′20″S 144°49′30″E / 37.589°S 144.825°E / -37.589; 144.825


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