Bob Chynoweth

Bob Chynoweth
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Flinders
In office
5 March 1983 - 1 December 1984
Preceded byPeter Reith
Succeeded byPeter Reith
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dunkley
In office
1 December 1984 - 24 March 1990
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byFrank Ford
In office
13 March 1993 - 2 March 1996
Preceded byFrank Ford
Succeeded byBruce Billson
Personal details
Born (1941-06-07) 7 June 1941 (age 76)
Richmond, Victoria
Political partyAustralian Labor Party


Robert Leslie “Bob” Chynoweth (given birth to 7 June 1941) can be an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party person in the Australian Home of Reps from 1983 to 1990 and once again from 1993 to 1996. Chynoweth was created in Richmond, an inner suburb of Melbourne to a family group of Cornish descent. . Chynoweth first entered federal parliament in the federal election of March 1983, within a landslide Labor win beneath the leadership of Bob Hawke. He was the Labor applicant for the chair of Flinders, predicated on the external south eastern fringe of Melbourne. He defeated incumbent Liberal member Peter Reith. Just months previous Labor had didn’t win Flinders, having a different applicant, at a by-election kept in Dec 1982. Carrying out a redistribution of electoral boundaries in 1984, Chynoweth opted to contest the chair of Dunkley. Dunkley was among several new seats developed because of the enhancement of parliament. The chair took in a lot of the metropolitan area previously included in Flinders, and was regarded as a safer bet to get a Labor candidate compared to the redistributed Flinders. (Dunkley was made having a notional two-party margin of Labor 53.2% to Liberal 46.8%. Flinders got a notional post-redistribution two-party margin of Labor 50.7% to Liberal 49.3%.) Chynoweth earned the chair of Dunkley in the 1984 federal government election and was re-elected in 1987. Chynoweth was defeated in the 1990 federal government election as you of several Labor deficits in Victoria at that election. Nevertheless, he was to produce a return to politics by earning back the chair of Dunkley in the 1993 federal government election. He defeated Liberal MP Frank Ford, who got defeated him 3 years earlier. A redistribution that occurred prior to the 1996 federal government election transformed Dunkley from a marginal Labor chair into a chair having a notional Liberal bulk. Chynoweth re-contested the redistributed Dunkley but dropped to Liberal applicant Bruce Billson.