27 April, 2013
Cause of by-election
Tim Holding, Labor Member for Lyndhurst, resigned from Parliament on 18 February. Read the profile for the seat of Lyndhurst at the 2010 state election.
Margin – ALP 13.9%
Tim Holding, 2002-2013. Previously Member for Springvale 1999-2002.
Southeastern Melbourne. Lyndhurst covers a majority of the City of Greater Dandenong and part of the City of Casey, specifically the suburbs of Bangholme and Lyndhurst and parts of the suburbs of Dandenong South, Hampton Park, Keysborough, Lynbrook, Noble Park and Springvale.
Lyndhurst was created in 2002. It was won by the ALP’s Tim Holding, who had previously been elected to Springvale in 1999, before it was abolished in the 2002 redistribution.
Holding has served as a minister in the Labor government since the 2002 election and was re-elected in 2006.
At the 2010 election, Holding held on to his seat, although the margin was cut from 21.5% to less than 14%. Holding served as Shadow Treasurer until he resigned in February 2013.
The ALP is running Martin Pakula, who has been a Member of the Legislative Council for the Western Metropolitan region since 2006. Pakula served as a minister in the Brumby government from 2008 to 2010. The Greens are again running 2010 candidate Nina Springle.
- Martin Leahy (Sex Party)
- Nina Springle (Greens)
- Hung Vo (Independent)
- Bobby Singh (Independent)
- Stephen Nowland (Family First)
- David Linaker (Independent)
- Martin Pakula (Labor)
- Geraldine Gonsalvez (Democratic Labor Party)
Lyndhurst is a safe Labor seat, and should be easily retained.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Lyndhurst have been divided into three areas. Hampton Park covers the small number of booths in the City of Casey, which are separated from the remaining booths. Those other booths have been grouped as Springvale, at the northern end of the seat, and Keysborough.
The ALP’s majority varied from 61% in Hampton Park to 67% in Springvale.
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