Nick Staikos, since 2014.
Southern Melbourne. Bentleigh covers the suburbs of Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, McKibbin and Moorabbin. Most of the electorate is contained in southern parts of the City of Glen Eira, as well as small parts of the Bayside and Kingston council areas.
Bentleigh was first created prior to the 1967 election. In thirteen elections, Bentleigh has been won by the party that formed government eleven times.
Bentleigh was first won in 1967 by the Liberal Party’s Bob Suggett, who had previously held the seat of Moorabbin since 1955. He held the seat until his defeat in 1979 by the ALP’s Gordon Hockley.
Hockley was re-elected in 1982 and 1985, and retired in 1988, when he was succeeded by the ALP’s Ann Barker.
Barker held the seat for only one term, losing Bentleigh in 1992 to the Liberal Party’s Inga Peulich. Peulich held Bentleigh for three terms, losing her seat in 2002. She later won a Legislative Council seat in the South Eastern Metropolitan region in 2006.
Bentleigh was won in 2002 by the ALP’s Rob Hudson, who had previously been an advisor to Deputy Prime Minister Brian Howe and Premier Steve Bracks.
Hudson was re-elected in 2006, and lost his seat in 2010 to Liberal candidate Elizabeth Miller. Miller served one term, losing in 2014 to Labor’s Nick Staikos.
- Oscar Lobo (Independent)
- Asher Judah (Liberal)
- Nick Staikos (Labor)
- Sarah Dekiere (Greens)
- Dave Stott (Reason)
- Hans Verzijl (Sustainable Australia)
- Naren Chellappah (Animal Justice)
- Fi Fraser (Democratic Labour)
- Ellie Jean Sullivan (Derryn Hinch’s Justice)
- George Mavroyeni (Independent)
Bentleigh is a very marginal Labor seat, and could be vulnerable to the Liberal Party if they are doing well in the polls.
|Ross James Mccawley||Sex Party||688||1.9||+1.9|
|David Clark||Family First||451||1.2||+0.2|
|Sofia Telemzouguer||People Power/No Smart Meters||260||0.7||+0.7|
|Kelley Moldovan||Rise Up Australia||124||0.3||+0.3|
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Bentleigh have been divided into three parts: North, South-East and South-West.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 51.4% in the south-east to 52.4% in the north.
The Greens primary vote ranged from 9.7% in the south-east to 12% in the south-west.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Bentleigh at the 2014 Victorian state election
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