Kevin Andrews, since 1991.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Menzies covers the entirety of Manningham council area as well as parts of Whitehorse council area and southern parts of the Nillumbik council area. Suburbs include Blackburn North, Bulleen, Doncaster, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe and Warrandyte.
Menzies shifted south, losing most of its territory north of the Yarra, including Eltham, to Jagajaga, also losing Warranwood to Deakin, and gaining part of Mitcham from Deakin and Blackburn North and part of Nunawading from Chisholm. These changes reduced the Liberal margin from 7.5% to 7.0%.
The seat was first won in 1984 by Liberal candidate Neil Brown. Brown had previously held the marginal seat of Diamond Valley on two occasions, holding it from 1969 to 1972 and 1975 to 1983. He had served as a minister in the Fraser government from 1981 to 1983. Brown was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from 1985 to 1987, and retired in 1991.
The Menzies by-election in 1991 was easily won by Liberal candidate Kevin Andrews, with no Labor candidate standing. Andrews was a strongly conservative backbencher, and pushed through a private members’ bill in 1996 overturning the Northern Territory’s euthanasia laws. Andrews has been re-elected ten times.
Andrews was appointed as a junior minister in 2001 and was promoted to Cabinet in 2003. He was originally responsible for implementing the Workchoices policy after the 2004 election, and then served as Minister for Immigration.
Andrews moved to the backbench after the 2007 election, but returned to the frontbench after Tony Abbott was elected leader in late 2009. He served as a minister in the Abbott government, but was sacked after Malcolm Turnbull replaced Abbott as Prime Minister in 2015.
|Teresa Mary Kelleher||Democratic Labour Party||3,026||3.1||+3.1||2.8|
|Brett Stephen Fuller||United Australia Party||2,605||2.6||+2.7||2.4|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas: central, east and west
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 53.8% in the east to 54.2% in the west.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 9.4% to 13.7%.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|