Heidi Victoria, since 2006.
Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Bayswater covers the suburbs of Bayswater, Heathmont, Kilsyth South and The Basin, and parts of Bayswater North, Boronia and Wantirna. Bayswater covers northern parts of the City of Knox and southern parts of the City of Maroondah.
Bayswater was created in 1992, replacing the former seat of Ringwood. It was considered to be a notional Labor seat that year, but was won by the Liberal Party’s Gordon Ashley.
Ashley held the seat until 2002, when he was defeated by the ALP’s Peter Lockwood.
In 2006, the Liberal Party initially preselected Ashley to run against Lockwood again, but the preselection was overturned and he was replaced by Heidi Victoria. Ashley ran as an independent, and Victoria won the seat.
Heidi Victoria was re-elected in 2010 and 2016.
Bayswater is a marginal Liberal seat.
|Robert Smyth||Animal Justice||1,313||3.4||+3.4|
|Tristan Conway||Australian Christians||785||2.1||+2.1|
|Jeremy Cass||Country Alliance||583||1.5||+1.0|
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Bayswater have been divided into three parts: central, east and west.
The Liberal Party polled a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 52.1% in the east to 56.1% in the west.
|Voter group||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Bayswater at the 2014 Victorian state election