Electoral district of Murray Plains

Murray Plains
VictoriaLegislative Assembly

Location of Murray Plains (dark green) in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 2014
MP Peter Walsh
Party The Nationals
Electors 45,327 (2014)
Area 11,921 km2 (4,602.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Murray Plains is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia. It was created in the redistribution of electoral boundaries in 2013, and came into effect at the 2014 state election.[1]

It is a new district created due to the abolition of the districts of Swan Hill and Rodney. It is centered on the Murray River cities of Swan Hill and Echuca, including the towns of Kerang, Lake Boga, Cohuna, Rochester, and other towns in the Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Loddon and Campaspe local government areas.[2]

Murray Plains is estimated to be a safe The Nationals seat with a margin of 30.2%.[3]


  Peter Walsh National 2014–present

Election results

Victorian state election, 2014: Murray Plains[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Peter Walsh 25,406 63.3 −7.3
Labor Peter Williams 8,190 20.4 +6.6
Country Alliance Bryon Winn 2,978 7.4 +1.1
Greens Ian Christoe 1,619 4.0 −0.0
Rise Up Australia Laurie J. Wintle 1,037 2.6 +2.6
Independent Nigel Anthony Hicks 924 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 40,154 94.5 −1.2
Informal votes 2,331 5.5 +1.2
Turnout 42,485 93.7 +3.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Walsh 29,100 72.4 −7.8
Labor Peter Williams 11,111 27.6 +7.8
National hold Swing −7.8


  1. "Summary of Changes". Victorian Electoral Boundary Commission. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  2. "Map of Murray Plains District". Victorian Electoral Boundaries Commission.
  3. Green, Antony. "2013 Victorian Redistribution Analysis of Electoral Boundaries". ABC.
  4. State Election 2014: Murray Plains District, VEC.

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