Victorian election 2014

Sandringham

Margin: Liberal 15.6%
Region: Southern Metropolitan
Federal: Goldstein (77%)/Isaacs (13%)/Hotham (10%)

Candidates in ballot paper order

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sandringham-alp

ADAM McBETH
Greens

CHRISTINA ZIGOURAS
Labor (bottom)

MURRAY THOMPSON
Liberal (top)

CLARKE MARTIN
Independent

2010 BOOTH RESULTS MAP

PAST RESULTS

DEMOGRAPHICS

RESULTS MAP: Two-party preferred booth results from 2010 state election showing Liberal majority in blue and Labor in red. New boundaries in thicker blue lines, old ones in thinner red lines. Boundary data courtesy of Ben Raue of The Tally Room.

PAST RESULTS: Break at 1999 represents effect of the subsequent redistribution.

DEMOGRAPHICS: Based on 2012 census. School Leavers is percentage of high school graduates divided by persons over 18. LOTE is number identified as speaking language other than English at home, divided by total population.

Sandringham covers expensive bayside real estate south of the city, encompassing Sandringham, Black Rock, Beamaris and Mentone on the coast, along with Highett and western Cheltenham further inland. The redistribution has added 1700 voters east of the Nepean Highway in Highett from Mordialloc, shaving 0.3% from the Liberal margin. The electorate has existed since 1955, and has only ever been won by Labor at the 1982 election that brought John Cain to power. It has been held since 1992 by Murray Thompson, who held front-bench positions from 2002 until February 2008, when he was dropped to make way for Nationals members brought in under the new coalition agreement.