Sharon Knight, since 2014. Previously member for Ballarat West 2010-2014.
Wendouree covers the western suburbs of Ballarat, including Wendouree, Brown Hill, Delacombe, Alfredton and Redan. The seat lies entirely within the City of Ballarat.
The seat of Ballarat West was renamed as Wendouree in 2014 after a long history under the former name.
Ballarat West first existed as an electoral district from 1859 to 1927, and again since 1992. The original district elected two members from 1859 until 1904, when it became a single-member district. Conservative parliamentarian Matthew Baird held the seat from 1911 to 1927.
The new Ballarat West was created at the 1992 election, and was won by the Liberal Party’s Paul Jenkins. He was re-elected in 1996, but retired in 1999, and the seat was lost to the ALP’s Karen Overington. Overington was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. She increased her margin to 9% in 2002, before it fell to 6.5% in 2006.
Overington retired in 2010, and Ballarat West was won by Labor’s Sharon Knight. Knight was re-elected in the renamed seat of Wendouree in 2014.
Sitting Labor MP Sharon Knight is not running for re-election.
- Alice Barnes (Greens)
- Amy Johnson (Liberal)
- Bryn Hills (Animal Justice)
- Jeremy Smith (Socialists)
- Alison May Smith (Independent)
- Juliana Addison (Labor)
Wendouree is a marginal Labor seat, but would require a strong result from the Liberal Party to take the seat.
|Liam Hastie||Sex Party||1,387||3.8||+3.8|
|Cielo Fenn||Family First||653||1.8||-1.3|
|John Buchholz||Country Alliance||343||0.9||-0.6|
|Sheila O’Shea||Rise Up Australia||201||0.6||+0.6|
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Wendouree have been divided into four areas: central, east, north and west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 54% in the west to 61% in the north.
The Greens primary vote ranged from 8% in the north to 15.2% in the centre.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Wendouree at the 2014 Victorian state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.