Murray Thompson, since 1992.
Southern Melbourne. Sandringham covers the southern half of the City of Bayside, covering suburbs along Port Phillip Bay, including Beaumaris, Black Rock, Highett and Sandringham and parts of the suburbs of Cheltenham, Hampton and Mentone.
Sandringham was first created for the 1955 election. It has been won by the Liberal Party at all but one election, with the ALP only winning the seat in 1982.
The seat was first won in 1955 by the Liberal Party’s Murray Porter. He became a minister in the Liberal government in 1956, and served as a minister until his retirement in 1970.
He was succeeded by Maxwell Crellin at the 1970 election. He held the seat until 1982, when he lost his seat, defeated by the ALP’s Graham Ihlein.
Ihlein held his seat for one term. Following a redistribution, he contested the seat of Evelyn unsuccessfully, with Sandringham won by the Liberal Party’s David Rea.
Rea held the seat until 1992, when he retired. He was succeeded by Murray Thompson. Thompson has held Sandringham ever since.
Sitting Liberal MP Murray Thompson is not running for re-election.
- Brad Rowswell (Liberal)
- Liz Freeman (Democratic Labour)
- Snezana Redford (Animal Justice)
- Clarke Martin (Independent)
- Anita Horvath (Labor)
- Dominic Phillips (Greens)
- Creighton King (Sustainable Australia)
Sandringham is a reasonably safe Liberal seat.
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Sandringham have been divided into three parts: north, south-east and south-west.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 51.8% in the south-east to 63.2% in the south-west.
The Greens primary vote ranged from 11.2% in the south-west to 16.2% in the north. The primary vote for independent candidate Clarke Martin ranged from 8.2% in the north to 13.7% in the south-west.
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Election results in Sandringham at the 2014 Victorian state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes, Greens primary votes and primary votes for independent candidate Clarke Martin.