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Electoral district of Hawthorn

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State  Victoria
MP  John Pesutto
Area  19 km (7.3 sq mi)
Founded  1889
Created  1889
Electors  42,149 (2014)
Demographic  Inner metropolitan
Member of parliament  John Pesutto
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Party  Liberal Party of Australia

The Electoral district of Hawthorn is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. It was first proclaimed in 1888 taking effect at the 1889 elections. It has usually been a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors, who have held it for all but eight years in its history (from 1940 to 1945 and 1952 to 1955).

The electorate is located to the east of Melbourne and centres on the suburb of Hawthorn, after which it is named. It also includes parts of Camberwell, Burwood and Glen Iris.

Notable former members for Hawthorn include former Premiers William Murray McPherson and Ted Baillieu and Hamer government minister Walter Jona.

References

Electoral district of Hawthorn Wikipedia


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