Labor Returns To Office After One Term In Opposition

Labor Returns To Office After One Term In Opposition

Victoria State Election 2014

Polling Day Saturday 29 November 2014

First One Term Government Since 1955

Victor P Taffa

Victoria Labor Leader Daniel Andrews has led his party to office after only one term in Opposition following the State Election held on Saturday 29 November, 2014. The defeat of the Napthine Liberal/National Coalition Government is the first time that a Government has been defeated after only one term in office since 1955.



Following a redistribution that saw the creation of 12 new seats and the re-creation of 3 seats, Labor has secured a working majority on the floor of the Legislative Assembly.

Frankston Liberal turned Independent Geoff Shaw was not re-elected however the Greens have won the seat of Melbourne.

*Counting continues in both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

The makeup of the new Parliament is likely to be:

Legislative Assembly

                                    Seats Held     

Party                           New* Old


Labor                           47        43        +4

Liberal                         31        34        -3

National                      8          10        -2

Greens                         1          0          +1

Independent                1          1          –

Total Seats                  88        88


Legislative Council

                                   Seats Held     

                                    New*   Old



Labor                                         16

Liberal                                       18

National                                    3

Greens                                       3


Total Seats                  40        40