Michael Sukkar, since 2013.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The main suburbs are Ringwood, Heathmont, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Kilsyth South, Warranwood, Forest Hill and Vermont. The seat covers all of the Maroondah council area, and part of the Whitehorse council area.
Deakin lost part of Mitcham and Nunawading to Menzies, gaining Warranwood from Menzies and Forest Hill from Chisholm. These changes slightly reduced the Liberal margin from 4.8% to 4.7%.
Deakin was first created in 1937, and has been almost always held by the United Australia Party and Liberal Party.
The seat originally covered rural areas to the east and north-east of Melbourne, until the 1968 redistribution moved the seat into the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, in the same sort of area that the seat covers today.
The seat was first won by the UAP’s William Hutchinson in 1937. Hutchinson had previously held the neighbouring seat of Indi. Hutchinson joined the Liberal Party in 1944 and retired from Parliament at the 1949 election. Frank Davis then held it until 1966, when Alan Jarman won the seat. Jarman was defeated by John Saunderson (ALP) in 1983. Saunderson moved to the new seat of Aston in 1984, when Julian Beale won the seat for the Liberals.
Beale was succeded in 1990 by Ken Aldred. Aldred had previously been elected at the 1983 Bruce by-election and held Bruce until the 1990 redistribution. Aldred was disendorsed before the 1996 election after raising conspiracy theories in Parliament, based on documents supplied by the Citizens Electoral Council. Aldred was later selected by local branches to run in the marginal seat of Holt at the 2007 election before having his preselection vetoed by the state party.
The seat was won in 1996 by Phil Barresi, who held it until his defeat in 2007 by the ALP’s Mike Symon.
Symon held Deakin for two terms, but in 2013 he lost to Liberal candidate Michael Sukkar. Sukkar has been re-elected twice.
|Ellie Jean Sullivan||Derryn Hinch’s Justice||3,386||3.5||+3.5||3.3|
|Milton Wilde||United Australia Party||1,997||2.1||+2.1||2.1|
|Vinita Costantino||Animal Justice||1,964||2.0||-1.0||2.0|
|Joel Van Der Horst||Democratic Labour Party||1,394||1.4||+1.4||1.5|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Deakin have been divided into three parts: central, east and west. The “west” covers those booths in Whitehorse council area.
The Liberal Party won 53.3% of the two-party-preferred vote in the east and 50.1% in the west, while Labor polled 50.4% in the centre.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 9.3% in the east to 11.3% in the centre.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|