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Albert Park Brunswick Melbourne Northcote Richmond


Seat of Albert Park
(Central Melbourne)
Marginal. Labor 3.0%

Profile:

Covering an area of 22 square kilometres in inner suburban Melbourne, the Albert Park electorate includes the suburbs of Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne, South Wharf, and parts of St Kilda.

Albert Park has been held by Labor since the 1950's. Like with much of inner city Melbourne, the area has undergone considerable gentrification in recent years. This has contributed to a gradual decline in Labor's primary vote and a steady increase in both the Liberals and Greens primary votes. This has seen the seat become a lot more marginal in recent elections, with potential for both the Liberals or the Greens to take the seat in what will be a real three way contest in 2018.

Incumbent MP:

Martin Foley (Labor) - since 2007. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

  • Andrew Bond (Liberal)

Assessment:

Albert Park is the the type of seat that would only probably fall to the Liberals if they were on track to win in a landslide. However, the Greens performed strongly in the corresponding areas at the 2016 Federal Election. If the Greens were to get into second place in 2018, they would likely get strong preference flows from Labor voters, possibly enough to take the seat.

2014 Results:

ALBERT PARK
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

James Hurley
(ASP)

Martin Foley (ALP)

Steven Armstrong Tex Perkins Shannon Eeles (LIB) David Collis (GRN) Deborah Geyer (FFP)
Bridport 2.2% 33.1% 1.2% 2.7% 45.7% 14.8% 0.3%
Kerferd South 2.3% 32.6% 0.9% 2.9% 44.5% 16.1% 0.7%
Middle Park 1.9% 29.1% 1.0% 4.6% 46.0% 16.7% 0.7%
Port Melbourne 2.1% 34.0% 0.6% 3.1% 48.3% 11.3% 0.6%
Port Melbourne East 2.5% 38.2% 0.9% 3.3% 40.1% 14.2% 0.7%
Port Melbourne West 4.1% 36.7% 0.8% 2.7% 44.4% 10.7% 0.5%
Sanbridge 2.4% 51.4% 0.2% 2.1% 34.9% 8.1% 0.9%
South Melbourne 4.5% 35.6% 1.1% 2.9% 38.2% 17.1% 0.6%
Southbank 4.3% 25.3% 1.1% 1.8% 45.2% 21.5% 0.8%
St Kilda 5.5% 36.9% 1.0% 9.0% 21.2% 25.7% 0.6%
St Kilda Park 4.2% 32.6% 0.3% 10.3% 26.7% 25.4% 0.4%
St Kilda South 4.0% 30.6% 0.5% 13.2% 25.8% 25.3% 0.6%
Absent Votes 5.2% 29.0% 1.1% 5.1% 38.5% 20.1% 1.0%
Early Votes 3.3% 30.1% 0.6% 3.9% 43.9% 17.4% 1.0%
Postal Votes 2.3% 30.6% 0.7% 4.7% 49.3% 11.5% 0.8%
Provisional Votes 5.5% 24.9% 0.8% 6.9% 39.8% 20.9% 1.2%
TOTALS 3.5% 32.3% 0.8% 4.4% 41.5% 16.8% 0.7%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  Martin Foley (ALP) Shannon Eeles (LIB)
Bridport 50.6% 49.4%
Kerferd South 51.4% 48.6%
Middle Park 48.1% 51.9%
Port Melbourne 47.3% 52.7%
Port Melbourne East 55.9% 44.1%
Port Melbourne West 51.4% 48.6%
Sandridge 62.6% 37.4%
South Melbourne 56.0% 44.0%
Southbank 48.6% 51.4%
St Kilda 71.8% 28.2%
St Kilda Park 67.0% 33.0%
St Kilda South 66.8% 33.2%
Absent Votes 53.8% 46.2%
Early Votes 50.7% 49.3%
Postal Votes 45.1% 54.9%
Provisional Votes 51.9% 48.1%
TOTALS 53.0% 47.0%
Data provided by the VEC.

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