Ryan Smith, since 2006.
Eastern Melbourne. Warrandyte covers parts of Maroondah and Manningham council areas, specifically the suburbs of Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Park Orchards, Ringwood North, Warrandyte, Warranwood and parts of Croydon, Donvale, Ringwood, Ringwood East and Warrandyte South.
Warrandyte was created for the 1976 election. It has been won by the Liberal Party at all elections except for two elections in the 1980s when the seat was won by the Labor Party.
Warrandyte was first won in 1976 by the Liberal Party’s Norman Lacy, who had previously won the seat of Ringwood in 1973. He held the seat for two terms, losing in 1982.
The ALP’s Lou Hill won Warrandyte in 1982, and was re-elected in 1985. In 1988 he was defeated by the Liberal Party’s Phil Honeywood.
Honeywood became a Parliamentary Secretary when the Kennett government was elected in 1992, and became a minister when the government was re-elected in 1996. He served as an Opposition frontbencher from 1999 until his retirement in 2006.
Warrandyte was won in 2006 by the Liberal Party’s Ryan Smith.
- Chris Padgham (Greens)
- Yasmin De Zilwa (Family First)
- Paul Slattery (Independent)
- Meghan Hopper (Labor)
- Ryan Smith (Liberal)
Warrandyte is a reasonably safe Liberal seat.
2006 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths in Warrandyte have been divided into three areas. Booths in the City of Manningham in the north of the seat have been grouped as Warrandyte, while booths in the City of Maroondah have been divided into Croydon in the east and Ringwood in the west.
The Liberal Party won 63% in Warrandyte, and around 57% in the other parts of the seat.
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