Jude Perera, since 2002.
Southern Melbourne. Cranbourne covers parts of the cities of Casey and Frankston, specifically the suburbs of Carrum Downs, Cranbourne, Frankston North and Skye and parts of Baxter, Clyde, Cranbourne North, Langwarrin, Lyndhurst and Seaford.
Cranbourne was first created as an electoral district for the 1992 election. It was first won in 1992 by the Liberal Party’s Gary Rowe. He was re-elected in 1996 and 1999.
Prior to the 2002 election, the redistribution redraw the boundaries to make it much more favourable to the ALP. The margin shifted from 5.7% for the Liberal Party to 1.6% for the ALP. The ALP’s Jude Perera gained a 9.2% swing, winning the seat off Rowe.
Perera was re-elected in 2006, gaining a slight swing to increase his margin from 10.8% to 11.3%.
- Hilary Bray (Greens)
- Bob Halsall (Independent)
- Luke O’Connor (Democratic Labor Party)
- Geoff Ablett (Liberal)
- Amanda Stapledon (Independent)
- Jude Perera (Labor)
- Steve Funke (Family First)
Cranbourne is reasonably safe for the Labor Party.
2006 two-candidate-preferred result
Polling booths in Cranbourne have been divided into four areas: Cranbourne in the west, Langwarrin in the south, Frankston in the east, and Carurm Downs in the middle of the other three.
The ALP’s margin varied from 66% in Frankston to 56% in Langwarrin. Family First outpolled the Greens in Cranbourne, Carrum Downs and Frankston, while the Greens outpolled Family First in Langwarrin.
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