Lyndhurst – Victoria 2010

ALP 21.5%

Incumbent MP
Tim Holding, since 2002. Previously Member for Springvale 1999-2002.

Geography
Southeastern Melbourne. Lyndhurst covers a majority of the City of Greater Dandenong and part of the City of Casey, specifically the suburbs of Bangholme and Lyndhurst and parts of the suburbs of Dandenong South, Hampton Park, Keysborough, Lynbrook, Noble Park and Springvale.

History
Lyndhurst was created in 2002. It was won by the ALP’s Tim Holding, who had previously been elected to Springvale in 1999, before it was abolished in the 2002 redistribution. Holding has served as a minister in the Labor government since the 2002 election and was re-elected in 2006.

Candidates

Political situation
Lyndhurst is a very safe Labor seat.

2006 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Tim HoldingALP20,68165.29-2.97
Gary AndertonLIB7,18922.69+1.79
Jenny WalshFF2,0356.42+6.42
Andrew HenleyGRN1,3974.41-3.09
Gordon FordIND3751.18-2.16

2006 two-candidate-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Tim HoldingALP22,64271.48-3.60
Gary AndertonLIB9,03428.52+3.60

Booth breakdown
Booths in Lyndhurst have been divided into three areas. Hampton Park covers the small number of booths in the City of Casey, which are separated from the remaining booths. Those other booths have been grouped as Springvale, at the northern end of the seat, and Keysborough.

The ALP’s majority varied from 68% in Hampton Park to 74% in Springvale.

 

Polling booths in Lyndhurst at the 2006 state election. Springvale in green, Keysborough in yellow, Hampton Park in blue.
Voter groupGRN %FF %ALP 2CP %Total votes% of votes
Springvale4.006.1274.9714,61346.13
Hampton Park4.547.8668.115,39717.04
Keysborough3.336.1271.085,28016.67
Other votes6.146.1766.666,38620.16
Two-party-preferred votes in Lyndhurst at the 2006 state election.