Anthony Carbines, since 2010.
Northern Melbourne. Ivanhoe covers southern parts of the City of Banyule. Ivanhoe covers the suburbs of Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, View Bank and parts of Macleod and Yallambie.
Ivanhoe was first created for the 1945 Victorian state election. In that time, it has alternated between the major parties, although it was predominantly held by the Liberal Party before the ALP gained it most recently in 1996.
Ivanhoe was first won in 1945 by independent candidate Robert Gardner, who was a journalist and community organiser. He held the seat for one term, losing in 1947 to the Liberal Party’s Rupert Curnow.
Curnow died in December 1950, and the 1951 by-election was won by Liberal candidate Frank Block.
Block was defeated by the ALP’s Michael Lucy in 1952. Lucy left the ALP in 1955 to join the Anti-Communist ALP, which became the Democratic Labor Party. He lost his seat at the 1955 election to the Liberal Party’s Vernon Christie.
Christie held the seat for eighteen years, retiring in 1973. The seat was won by race-caller Bruce Skeggs for the Liberal Party. He lost the seat in 1982 to the ALP’s Tony Sheehan, although later won the Legislative Council province of Templestowe in 1988, holding it until 1996.
Sheehan lost Ivanhoe in 1985, but later held the neighbouring seat of Northcote from 1988 to 1998.
In 1985, Ivanhoe was won by Vin Heffernan of the Liberal Party. He held Ivanhoe until his defeat in 1996. The seat had long been a solidly Liberal seat, but the 1992 redistribution made the seat notionally Labor. Heffernan managed to hold on in 1992, but in 1996 he lost to the ALP’s Craig Langdon.
Langdon held the seat for the next fourteen years, but in 2009 was defeated for Labor preselection, and then resigned from Parliament in August 2010, predicting that his successor would fail to hold the seat.
Langdon’s prediction was proven untrue, and Anthony Carbines won the seat as the Labor candidate in 2010. Carbines was re-elected in 2014.
- Anthony Carbines (Labor)
- Craig Langdon (Independent)
- Andrew Conley (Greens)
- Monica Clark (Liberal)
- Philip Jenkins (Democratic Labour)
Ivanhoe is a marginal Labor seat, but will likely stay in Labor hands.
|Gurmender Grewal||Australian Christians||558||1.4||+1.4|
|Jesse Boer||Family First||474||1.2||+0.9|
|Abdirizak H. Mohamed||Independent||355||0.9||+0.9|
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Ivanhoe have been divided into three areas: north, south and central.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 50.2% in the south-west to 62.1% in the north-west.
The Greens primary vote ranged from 13.9% in the north-east to 18.3% in the south-west.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Ivanhoe at the 2014 Victorian state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.