Division of Bruce

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Bruce
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Bruce in Victoria, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1955
MP Julian Hill
Party Labor
Namesake Stanley Bruce
Electors 96,716 (2016)
Area 73 km2 (28.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Stanley Bruce

The Division of Bruce is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was created in 1955 and is named for Stanley Bruce,[1] who was Prime Minister of Australia from 1923 to 1929. It covers an area of 73 km² in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.[1] Until 1996 it was based on Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley. It now includes parts of Dandenong, Noble Park and Springvale.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Billy Snedden Liberal 1955–1983
  Ken Aldred Liberal 1983–1990
  Julian Beale Liberal 1990–1996
  Alan Griffin Labor 1996–2016
  Julian Hill Labor 2016–present

Its most famous member has been Sir Billy Snedden, Liberal Party leader from 1972 to 1975 and Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives from 1976 to 1983. Alan Griffin was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.[2]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Bruce (Vic) - Australian Electoral Commission". aec.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. "Alan Griffin MP - Home". griffinmp.com. 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°55′52″S 145°11′10″E / 37.931°S 145.186°E / -37.931; 145.186