Heidi Victoria, since 2006.
Eastern Melbourne. Bayswater covers northwestern parts of the City of Knox and southwestern parts of the City of Maroondah, specifically the suburbs of Bayswater and Heathmont and parts of Boronia, Knoxfield, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Vermont, Wantirna, and Wantirna South.
Bayswater was created in 1992, replacing the former seat of Ringwood. It was considered to be a notional Labor seat that year, but was won by the Liberal Party’s Gordon Ashley.
Ashley held the seat until 2002, when he was defeated by the ALP’s Peter Lockwood.
In 2006, the Liberal Party initially preselected Ashley to run against Lockwood again, but the preselection was overturned and he was replaced by Heidi Victoria. Ashley ran as an independent, and Victoria won the seat.
- Sotiria Stratis (Sex Party)
- Ronald Prendergast (Democratic Labor Party)
- James Tennant (Greens)
- Gary Coombes (Family First)
- Heidi Victoria (Liberal)
- Peter Lockwood (Labor)
While Bayswater is a very marginal seat, it will probably remain in Liberal hands.
2006 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Bayswater have been divided into four areas. Heathmont in the City of Maroondah and Wantirna, Bayswater and Boronia in the City of Knox.
The formerly Liberal independent polled most strongly in Heathmont and Boronia, while the Greens polled most strongly in Heathmont. While the Liberal Party won a majority in all areas, this ranged from 50.8% in Bayswater to 54.8% in Wantirna.
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