Division of Wannon

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Wannon
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wannon 2019.png
Division of Wannon in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1901
MP Dan Tehan
Party Liberal
Namesake Wannon River
Electors 114,617 (2019)
Area33,419 km2 (12,903.1 sq mi)
DemographicRural

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

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History

Wannon River, the division's namesake Wannon River Cavendish.JPG
Wannon River, the division's namesake

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The division was named after the Wannon River. For the first half-century after Federation, it regularly traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties. However, a 1955 redistribution removed most of the seat's Labor-friendly territory, and it has been a safe Liberal seat for most of its history since then.

The seat's most notable member was Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, to date the last prime minister from a country seat. His successor, David Hawker, was Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives during the last term of the Howard Government. Hawker retired in 2010 and was succeeded by Dan Tehan.

Boundaries

The division is located in the south-west of the state, and encompasses most of the Western District of the state. It adjoins the South Australian border in the west, and the Bass Strait coast in the south. The division encompasses the towns of Warrnambool, Portland, Ararat, Hamilton and Halls Gap. The Grampians and the Port Campbell National Parks are in the division. Maryborough and Avoca became part of Wannon at the 2013 federal election due to a redistribution that took place on 24 December 2010.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  Samuel Cooke.jpg Samuel Cooke
(1847–1929)
Free Trade 29 March 1901
23 November 1903
Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Retired
  Arthur Robinson 1900s.png Arthur Robinson
(1872–1945)
Free Trade 16 December 1903
1906
Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Dundas. Lost seat. Later elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1912
  Anti-Socialist 1906 –
12 December 1906
  John Keith McDougall - Swiss Studios (cropped).jpg John McDougall
(1867–1957)
Labor 12 December 1906
31 May 1913
Lost seat
  Portrait of Arthur S. Rodgers (cropped).jpg Arthur Rodgers
(1876–1936)
Liberal 31 May 1913
17 February 1917
Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
16 December 1922
  John James McNeill (cropped).jpg John McNeill
(1868–1943)
Labor 16 December 1922
14 November 1925
Lost seat
  Portrait of Arthur S. Rodgers (cropped).jpg Arthur Rodgers
(1876–1936)
Nationalist 14 November 1925
12 October 1929
Lost seat
  John James McNeill (cropped).jpg John McNeill
(1868–1943)
Labor 12 October 1929
19 December 1931
Served as minister under Scullin. Lost seat
  Thomas Scholfield.jpg Thomas Scholfield
(1894–1964)
United Australia 19 December 1931
21 September 1940
Lost seat
  Donald McLeod.jpg Don McLeod
(1892–1963)
Labor 21 September 1940
10 December 1949
Lost seat
  DanMackinnon1956.jpg Dan Mackinnon
(1903–1983)
Liberal 10 December 1949
28 April 1951
Lost seat. Later elected to the Division of Corangamite in 1953
  Donald McLeod.jpg Don McLeod
(1892–1963)
Labor 28 April 1951
4 November 1955
Retired
  Malcolm Fraser 1977 - crop.jpg Malcolm Fraser
(1930–2015)
Liberal 10 December 1955
31 March 1983
Served as minister under Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon. Served as Opposition Leader in 1975. Served as Prime Minister from 1975 to 1983. Resigned in order to retire from politics
  No image.svg David Hawker
(1949–)
Liberal 7 May 1983
19 July 2010
Served as Speaker during the Howard Government. Retired
  Dan Tehan speaks with outside supporters (22298134110) (cropped).jpg Dan Tehan
(1968–)
Liberal 21 August 2010
present
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Wannon [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Dan Tehan 53,09451.11+0.69
Labor Maurice Billi27,15026.13−3.87
Independent Alex Dyson 10,79710.39+10.39
Greens Zephlyn Taylor6,5906.34−1.86
United Australia Joshua Wallace6,2586.02+6.02
Total formal votes103,88996.15+0.55
Informal votes4,1613.85−0.55
Turnout 108,05094.31−1.18
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dan Tehan 62,73360.38+1.23
Labor Maurice Billi41,15639.62−1.23
Liberal hold Swing +1.23

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References

  1. Wannon, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 37°42′11″S142°26′53″E / 37.703°S 142.448°E / -37.703; 142.448