Electoral district of Shepparton

The electoral district of Shepparton is a rural Lower House electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Northern Victoria Region of the Legislative Council.

Shepparton
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Location of Shepparton (dark green) in Victoria
StateVictoria
Dates current1945–1955, 1967–present
MPSuzanna Sheed
PartyIndependent
Electors48,765 (2018)
Area3,288 km2 (1,269.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The electoral district of Shepparton covers an area of 3,288 square kilometres.[1]

Shepparton includes the country towns of Ardmona, Barmah, Congupna, Dookie, Katunga, Kialla, Mooroopna, Nathalia, Picola, Shepparton, Strathmerton, Tallygaroopna, Tatura and Toolamba.[1] The district also includes the Barmah National Park.

It is a rich agricultural area with orchards, vineyards and dairy farms. Much of the electorate is an important irrigation area served by water from the Main East Goulburn Channel. The rest of the land is used for pasture, fodder crops and cattle and sheep grazing.

Shepparton was held by the National/Country Party from its creation in 1945 until 2014, although it was abolished for a twelve-year period between 1955 and 1967.[2] The current member is independent Suzanna Sheed, who was elected at the 2014 state election.[3]

Members for Shepparton

First incarnation (1945–1955)
MemberPartyTerm
  John McDonald         Country   1945–1955    
Second incarnation (1967–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Peter Ross-Edwards Country 1967–1975
  National /
Country
1975–1982
  National 1982–1991
  Don Kilgour National 1991–2002
  Jeanette Powell National 2002–2014
  Suzanna Sheed Independent 2014–present

Election results

2018 Victorian state election: Shepparton[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Suzanna Sheed 15,856 38.40 +5.68
Liberal Cheryl Hammer 10,967 26.56 +26.56
National Peter Schwarz 5,382 13.03 −22.32
Labor Bill Heath 4,772 11.56 −6.32
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Murray Willaton 3,314 8.03 +8.03
Greens Nickee Freeman 999 2.42 −0.96
Total formal votes 41,290 94.52 +0.36
Informal votes 2,396 5.48 −0.36
Turnout 43,686 89.58 −3.24
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Cheryl Hammer 25,484 61.72 −1.56
Labor Bill Heath 15,806 38.28 +1.56
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Suzanna Sheed 22,833 55.30 +2.67
Liberal Cheryl Hammer 18,457 44.70 +44.70
Independent hold Swing N/A

References

  1. "Shepparton District profile". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  2. "Victoria Government Gazette" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 4 August 1966. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. "State Election 2014: Shepparton District". Victorian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. State Election 2018: Shepparton District, VEC.


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