Electoral district of Lowan

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Lowan
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electoral district of Lowan (Victoria) 2022.svg
Location of Lowan (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Dates current1889–1945
1955–1992
2002–present
MP Emma Kealy
Party The Nationals
Electors 51,182 (2022)
Area41,858 km2 (16,161.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural
Coordinates 37°S142°E / 37°S 142°E / -37; 142 Coordinates: 37°S142°E / 37°S 142°E / -37; 142

The electoral district of Lowan is a rural Victorian Legislative Assembly (Lower House) electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Western Victoria Region of the Legislative Council. It was initially created by the Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888, [1] taking effect at the 1889 elections. It is the state’s biggest electorate by area, covering about 41,858 km².

Contents

Lowan includes the country towns of Casterton, Coleraine, Dartmoor, Dimboola, Hamilton, Horsham, Jeparit, Kaniva, Nhill and Rainbow. The current seat was established in 2002 although several previous seats held the same name.

The current member is The Nationals' Emma Kealy.

Members for Lowan

First incarnation (1889–1945)
MemberPartyTerm
  Richard Baker Unaligned1889–1894
 Sir William Irvine Unaligned1894–1906
  Robert Stanley Ministerialist1906–1911
  Comm Liberal
  James Menzies Comm Liberal 1911–1920
  Nationalist
  Marcus Wettenhall Farmers Union 1920–1935
  Country
  Hamilton Lamb Country 1935–1943
  Wilfred Mibus Country 1944–1945
Second incarnation (1955–1992)
MemberPartyTerm
  Wilfred Mibus Liberal and Country 1955–1964
  Jim McCabe Liberal 1964–1967
  Ray Buckley Country 1967–1970
  Jim McCabe Liberal 1970–1979
  Bill McGrath National Country 1979–1982
  The Nationals 1982–1992
Third incarnation (2002–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Hugh Delahunty The Nationals 2002–2014
  Emma Kealy The Nationals 2014–present

Election results

2022 Victorian state election: Lowan [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Emma Kealy 25,48259.0–0.7
Labor Mick Monaghan8,45419.6−1.8
Greens Richard Lane2,5756.0+0.6
Independent Amanda Mead2,3845.5+5.5
Angry Victorians Richard Etherton1,7103.9+3.9
Family First Robert Coleman1,5733.6+3.6
Animal Justice Tamasin Ramsay1,0192.4+2.1
Total formal votes43,29794.3−0.5
Informal votes2,6125.7+0.5
Turnout 45,90989.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Emma Kealy 30,99171.6+0.6
Labor Mick Monaghan12,28828.4−0.6
National hold Swing +0.6

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References

  1. "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. Lowan District results, Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 1 December 2022.