Sonya Kilkenny, since 2014.
South-eastern Melbourne. Carrum covers the suburbs of Seaford, Skye, Carrum Downs, Bonbeach, Carrum and Patterson Lakes. Most of the electorate lives in the Frankston and Kingston council areas, and a small part of the Greater Dandenong council area.
Carrum was first created for the 1976 election. It has been won by the ALP at every election except for the 1996 election, when it was won by the Liberal Party.
Carrum was first won in 1976 by the ALP’s Ian Cathie, who had previously been a member of the Legislative Council for South East Province from 1964 to 1970. Cathie served as a minister in the Labor state government from 1982 until his retirement at the 1988 election.
Cathie was succeeded in 1988 by Mal Sandon. He had previously been an MLC representing Chelsea Province from 1982 until earlier in 1988. He served as a minister in the state government from 1990 until 1992. Sandon lost his seat in 1996 to the Liberal Party’s David Lean.
Lean held the seat for one term, losing in 1999 to the ALP’s Jenny Lindell.
Lindell was re-elected in 2002 and 2006, and was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in 2006.
Lindell was defeated in 2010 by Liberal candidate Donna Bauer. Bauer only held Carrum for one term, losing in 2014 to Labor candidate Sonya Kilkenny.
- Santosh Yadav (Transport Matters)
- Donna Bauer (Liberal)
- Simone Philpott-Smart (Derryn Hinch’s Justice)
- Braeden Thompson (Greens)
- Michael Tellesson (Independent)
- Sonya Kilkenny (Labor)
- Jennifer Bowden (Democratic Labour)
Carrum is a very marginal Labor seat. While Labor should benefit from incumbency, the return of the former sitting member may blunt this effect.
|Richard Vernay||Family First||1,281||3.2||+0.6|
|Margaret Quinn||Rise Up Australia||708||1.8||+1.8|
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Carrum have been divided into three areas: East, West and North-West. The ‘East’ area mostly covers Carrum Downs, while West and North-West cover areas closer to the Bay.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two out of three areas, polling 55.2% in the east and 57.5% in the south-west. The Liberal Party polled 54% in the north-west.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Carrum at the 2014 Victorian state election