For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Division of Gorton.

Division of Gorton

Gorton
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Gorton in Victoria, as of the 2022 federal election
Created2004
MPBrendan O'Connor
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir John Gorton
Electors110,928 (2022)
Area217 km2 (83.8 sq mi)
DemographicOuter metropolitan

The Division of Gorton is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.

History

Sir John Gorton, the division's namesake

The division was created in 2004 to replace the abolished Division of Burke, and is named in honour Sir John Gorton, who served as Prime Minister of Australia from 1968 to 1971. Gorton had served in the Senate from 1949 to 1968, before switching houses to represent the Victorian federal seat of Higgins until 1975.

The constituency of Gorton features a high proportion of young families and new suburban developments in the working-class outer western suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area.

The incumbent member for Gorton is Brendan O'Connor, a member of the Australian Labor Party. O'Connor has represented Gorton since its creation at the 2004 federal election.

Boundaries

Federal electoral division boundaries in Australia are determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]

Gorton is located in the outer western suburbs of Melbourne. As of 2021, it includes the suburbs of Aintree, Bonnie Brook, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Deanside, Deer Park, Delahey, Grangefields, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Kings Park, Ravenhall, Rockbank, Sydenham, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Thornhill Park, Truganina and parts of Deer Park, Derrimut, Hillside and Mount Cottrell.[2][3]

It previously included the suburbs of Albanvale, Brookfield, Cairnlea, Cobblebank, Harkness, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Plumpton and Strathtulloh; parts of Diggers Rest, Parwan, and Toolern Vale; as well as the townships of Exford and Eynesbury prior to past redistributions.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Brendan O'Connor
(1962–)
Labor 9 October 2004
present
Previously held the Division of Burke. Served as minister under Rudd and Gillard. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Albanese

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Gorton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brendan O'Connor 38,178 41.30 −10.13
Liberal John Fletcher 25,350 27.42 −0.56
Greens Praise Morris 8,325 9.01 +1.58
United Australia Michael Virag 7,082 7.66 +0.36
One Nation Daniel Connor 6,719 7.27 +7.27
Independent Steven Loncar 2,341 2.53 +2.53
Victorian Socialists Belle Gibson 2,064 2.23 +2.23
Great Australian Tony Dobran 1,312 1.42 +0.64
Australian Federation Paul Lassig 1,063 1.15 +1.15
Total formal votes 92,434 92.88 −1.04
Informal votes 7,089 7.12 +1.04
Turnout 99,523 89.77 −1.24
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brendan O'Connor 55,434 59.97 −4.27
Liberal John Fletcher 37,000 40.03 +4.27
Labor hold Swing −4.27
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
Primary vote results in Gorton (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Labor
  Liberal
  Greens
  Family First
  Palmer United/United Australia Party
  One Nation
  Independent
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
Two-candidate-preferred results in Gorton

References

  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "July 2021 MAP OF COMMONWEALTH ELECTORAL DIVISION OF GORTON" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  3. ^ "augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria, Redistribution of Victoria into electoral divisions" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. augmented Electoral Commission for Victoria. p. 101. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  4. ^ Gorton, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

37°44′20″S 144°45′32″E / 37.739°S 144.759°E / -37.739; 144.759

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Division of Gorton
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?