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Coastalis
哥斯达洛斯
Gēsīdáluòsī
Craftian House of Representatives Division
Division Details
Created 1963
MP Kai Geller
Party Conservative
Namesake Filippos Kostalos (romanisation)
Electors 100,264 (2070)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Coastalis (/koʊ'stɑːlɪs/ koh-stah-lis, locally /kə'stælɪs/ kə-sta-lis) is a Craftian federal division in the state of Jebsten. It was created in 1963 and first contested in the general election later that year. The division was named in honour of early European explorer Filippos Kostalos (1651–1702) whose surname was romanised as "Coastalis" by British settlers in the region. Coastalis is an early and now archaic name for the region the division roughly covers. It is one of the few remaining divisions to have been contested before independence and the first federal election in 1986. It has always been based around the south coast of Jebsten.

The sitting member, since the 2049 federal election, is Kai Geller, a member of the Craftian Conservative Party.

History

Coastalis is located in rural Conservative heartland and has always been a very safe seat for right-of-centre parties. Prime Minister and longtime leader of the Protection of Craftia Party Edwin Stevenson held the seat for 28 years between its establishment in 1963 and his death in 1991. The division has only had six members in its 110-year history. Only at 11 elections out of the 37 in which Coastalis has been contested, the primary vote for the Protection/Conservative candidate dropped below 60%, and at most elections the two-party-preferred percentage reaches more than 70%, making it a very safe seat for the Conservatives. It has only been lost at three elections, all of which recorded landslide swings against the Conservative Party. The Craftian Reform Party won the seat as part of its landslide victory in 2013. The National United Party narrowly held it for two terms during the highly popular LeonardMcKay Governments before it reverted to its former status which it maintains to this day.

Members

# Member Party Term
1 Edwin Stevenson Protection 1963–1991
2 Martin Slaby Conservative 1991–2013
3 Ben Hendrix Reform 2013–2016
4 Gerry Haas Conservative 2016–2019
5 Josephine May United 2019–2025
(4) Gerry Haas Conservative 2025–2049
6 Kai Geller Conservative 2049–

Election results

Craftian federal election, 2070: Coastalis
Party Candidate Votes  % ±%
Conservative Kai Geller 56,758 66.11 –1.38
United James McCain 14,964 17.43 +2.42
Liberal Mei Linfan 5,812 6.77 –1.40
RUC–LA Pete Anderson 4,336 5.05 +5.05
Reform Tim Noah 3,984 4.64 –1.99
Total formal votes 85,854 98.08 +2.15
Informal votes 1,684 1.92 –2.15
Turnout 87,538 87.31 –3.24
Two-party-preferred result
Conservative Kai Geller 63,060 73.45 –0.12
United James McCain 22,794 26.55 +0.12
Conservative hold Swing –0.12