Division of Aston

The Division of Aston is an Australian Federal Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. The division is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Rowville, Scoresby, The Basin, Wantirna and Wantirna South; and parts of Lysterfield, Sassafras and Upper Ferntree Gully.

Aston
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Aston in Victoria, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPAlan Tudge
PartyLiberal
NamesakeTilly Aston
Electors110,377 (2019)
Area113 km2 (43.6 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

History

The division was created in 1984 and is named after Tilly Aston, a blind writer and teacher who helped found the Library of the Victorian Association of Braille Writers in 1894.

The current Member for Aston, since the 2010 federal election, is Alan Tudge, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia who currently serves as a minister in the Morrison Government.

A classic "mortgage belt" seat, it was held by the Australian Labor Party until 1990, but since then it has become increasingly safe for the Liberal Party.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  John Saunderson
(1948–)
Labor 1 December 1984
24 March 1990
Previously held the Division of Deakin. Lost seat
  Peter Nugent
(1938–2001)
Liberal 24 March 1990
24 April 2001
Died in office
  Chris Pearce
(1963–)
Liberal 14 July 2001
19 July 2010
Retired
  Alan Tudge
(1971–)
Liberal 21 August 2010
present
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Aston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Alan Tudge 54,744 54.69 +5.24
Labor Kadira Pethiyagoda 29,839 29.81 −1.17
Greens Asher Cookson 8,867 8.86 −0.14
United Australia Matthew Sirianni-Duffy 3,611 3.61 +3.61
Democratic Labour Anna Kennedy 3,029 3.03 +3.03
Total formal votes 100,090 96.32 +0.52
Informal votes 3,829 3.68 −0.52
Turnout 103,919 94.18 −0.69
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Alan Tudge 60,180 60.13 +2.72
Labor Kadira Pethiyagoda 39,910 39.87 −2.72
Liberal hold Swing +2.72

References

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

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