Scoresby – Victoria 2010

LIB 11.2%

Incumbent MP
Kim Wells, since 2002. Previously Member for Wantirna 1992-2002.

Geography
Eastern Melbourne. Scoresby covers eastern parts of the City of Monash and southwestern parts of the City of Knox. The seat covers the suburbs of Scoresby and Wantirna South and parts of Glen Waverley, Knoxfield and Rowville.

History
The current district of Scoresby was first created at the 2002 election.  It had previously existed from 1945 to 1976, when it was always held by the Liberal Party.

Scoresby was won in 2002 by Liberal MP Kim Wells, whose seat of Wantirna had been abolished in the recent redistributiion. He was re-elected in 2006, and has served as Shadow Treasurer since the 2006 state election.

Candidates

Political situation
Scoresby is quite safe for the Liberal Party.

2006 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Kim WellsLIB18,33353.12+1.79
Gerry RaleighALP11,18132.39-8.74
Peter LakeFF2,3386.77+6.77
Rex ThompsonGRN2,2466.51-1.03
John TibblePP4171.21+1.21

2006 two-candidate-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Kim WellsLIB21,11061.17+7.85
Gerry RaleighALP13,40038.83-7.85

Booth breakdown
Booths in Scoresby have been divided into three areas: Glen Waverley in the west, Rowville in the southeast and Wantirna in the northeast.

The Liberal Party polled over 63% in Glen Waverley, and under 60% in the remaining areas. Family First outpolled the Greens in Wantirna and Rowville, but the Greens came third in Glen Waverley.

Polling booths in Scoresby at the 2006 state election. Glen Waverley in blue, Rowville in green, Wantirna in yellow.
Voter groupGRN %FF %LIB 2CP %Total votes% of votes
Wantirna6.397.6759.3013,68339.65
Glen Waverley6.585.5063.408,87825.73
Rowville5.767.6057.844,07711.81
Other votes7.026.2263.637,87222.81
Two-party-preferred votes in Scoresby at the 2006 state election.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Labor do quite well out of the boundaries in this area. Scoresby neatly locks up most of the better Liberal bits of Knox (Wantirna South, Rowville) and Monash (Wheelers Hill, eastern Glen Waverley) in one seat. While it gives the Libs a safe seat, it makes the neighbouring marginals of Mount Waverley, Forest Hill, Bayswater, and Ferntree Gully much better for Labor.

    Not suprised Family First racks up a strong vote here, Wantirna South is the home of the evangelical CityLife Church, and is also apparently the suburb where Steve Fielding lives.

  2. Candidates in ballot paper order are:

    Garry Nightingale – Labor
    Salore Craig – Greens
    Kim Wells – Liberal
    Rachel Hanna – Family First

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