Cause of by-election
Sitting Liberal MP Ryan Smith is retiring.
Margin – LIB 4.2%
Eastern Melbourne. Warrandyte covers the suburbs of Parkwood, Warrandyte, North Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Wonga Park and parts of Donvale and Doncaster East. The electorate mostly covers eastern parts of the City of Manningham, as well as the suburb of North Warrandyte on the northern side of the Yarra River in Nillumbik Shire, and small parts of Maroondah and Yarra Ranges council areas.
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. Smith was re-elected four times and retired in 2023.
- Jack Corcoran (Sustainable Australia)
- Nicole Werner (Liberal)
- Greg Cheesman (Freedom Party)
- Cary De Wit (Democratic Labour)
- Wai Man Chow (Independent)
- Morgan Ranieri (Independent)
- Colleen Bolger (Victorian Socialists)
- Richard Griffith-Jones (Family First)
- Philip Jenkins (Independent)
- Maya Tesa (Independent)
- Tomas Lightbody (Greens)
- Alan Menadue (Independent)
|Richard Vernay||Family First||1,823||4.0||+4.0|
|Nicola Rae||Animal Justice||1,020||2.3||-1.5|
2022 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas: east, north and west.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the east (54.2%) and north (52.9%) while Labor won 50.4% in the west. The Liberal Party also won larger majorities on the special votes, which made up almost two thirds of the total vote.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 10.4% in the west to 17.1% in the north.
|Voter group||GRN prim||LIB 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|