South Barwon covers the Geelong suburbs of Grovedale, Highton, and Waurn Ponds and the growth area of Armstrong Creek, and extends out to the Surf Coast region, including the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc and the rural towns of Barrabool, Bellbrae, Connewarre, Gnarwarre, Modewarre, Moriac and Mount Moriac.
Once a relatively safe Liberal seat, the South Barwon district has become increasingly marginal in recent years. Labor were able to win the seat for the first time at the 2002 State Election and also successfully retained it in 2006, before the Liberal Party regained it in 2010.
Due to demographic changes, South Barwon represents the most likely gain for the Labor Party in 2018 and will be a key target for the party; who are banking on the profile of former Federal MP for Corangamite, Darren Cheeseman, to help them get over the line.
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Matt Hrkac is a writer and photographer based in Geelong. He has particular interests in politics, elections, social movements and the trade union movement.
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Spam (17 September 2018 5:34 PM)
I Think this Former Labor MP of Corangamite Darren Cheeseman Will Wins this seat. he will become the First New Zealander to be Elected in Victorian Parliament by the 24th of November State Election Day.