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Seat of Bendigo West

(Bendigo region)
Safe. Labor 12.2%

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Bendigo West is an electorate centred on the city of Bendigo west of the Yungera railway line, and including surrounding rural towns to the west and south-west. It encompasses the localities of Bendigo City, California Gully, Castlemaine, Harcourt, Long Gully, Maldon, Marong, Newstead and West Bendigo. It also includes parts of the Bendigo suburbs of Eaglehawk, Golden Square and Kangaroo Flat.

The electorate is the more Labor oriented of the two Bendigo seats. In its current incarnation, since 1985, it has always been held by the Labor Party with exception to a four year stint between 1992 and 1996, when it was held by the Liberal Party.

Incumbent MP:

Maree Edwards (Labor) - since 2010. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

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Maree Edwards Laurie Whelan

Maree EdwardsMaree Edwards
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Political Party: Labor (Incumbent MP)

Maree Edwards has been the MP for Bendigo West since the 2010 State Election and currently serves as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. She worked as an electorate officer for the former MP Rob Cameron for 11 years before her election.


Laurie WhelanLaurie Whelan
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Political Party: Greens.

 

Assessment:

Bendigo West has firmed up for Labor over the last few elections and is currently safe for them.

2014 Results:

BENDIGO WEST
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Amanda Moskalewicz (FFP)

Michael Langdon (LIB)

Maree Edwards (ALP) John Brownstein (GRN) Sandra Caddy (RUAP) Elise Chapman (ACA)
Bendigo Central 4.2% 31.3% 44.9% 13.5% 2.7% 3.4%
Bendigo North 4.7% 30.1% 44.1% 12.5% 3.7% 4.9%
Big Hill 2.9% 43.7% 43.3% 6.3% 1.2% 2.6%
California Gully 3.4% 28.5% 56.9% 6.6% 2.0% 2.7%
Campbells Creek 2.9% 28.8% 49.8% 14.3% 1.9% 2.2%
Castlemaine 2.6% 23.2% 45.4% 24.7% 2.7% 1.4%
Castlemaine North 1.8% 24.4% 46.0% 24.7% 1.8% 1.2%
Chewton 1.3% 21.5% 44.7% 28.3% 0.9% 3.4%
Comet Hill 6.6% 22.5% 57.7% 8.4% 2.6% 2.2%
Eaglehawk West 3.0% 29.3% 55.3% 6.5% 2.5% 3.4%
Golden Square 3.3% 31.2% 52.5% 7.9% 2.4% 2.7%
Golden Square South 3.8% 40.0% 44.2% 6.9% 2.5% 2.6%
Guildford 3.5% 22.0% 43.3% 29.9% 0.4% 0.8%
Harcourt 2.3% 33.6% 44.9% 14.6% 1.1% 3.5%
Ironbark 2.9% 28.9% 49.2% 13.8% 2.5% 2.7%
Kangaroo Flat 4.0% 32.7% 52.4% 5.2% 1.8% 3.9%
Kangaroo Flat South 3.5% 33.7% 52.5% 5.9% 1.4% 2.9%
Lockwood 3.6% 41.7% 42.8% 7.1% 1.1% 3.7%
Maiden Gully 2.9% 43.0% 43.5% 5.2% 2.4% 3.0%
Maldon 1.7% 34.3% 44.5% 16.3% 1.3% 1.7%
Marong 3.4% 41.7% 41.0% 6.8% 2.2% 4.9%
Newstead 2.0% 30.3% 41.2% 21.5% 1.6% 3.5%
Sandhurst 1.1% 35.7% 44.6% 16.1% 1.1% 1.4%
Sparrowhawk 5.5% 21.0% 59.5% 8.7% 1.5% 3.8%
Specimen Hill 2.7% 29.2% 54.5% 9.5% 1.2% 3.0%
Winters Flat 1.2% 28.3% 46.1% 21.8% 1.2% 1.5%
Absent Votes 6.0% 26.8% 42.0% 18.0% 2.6% 4.6%
Early Votes 3.6% 35.7% 47.1% 9.5% 1.5% 2.6%
Postal Votes 2.9% 33.4% 52.9% 7.3% 1.1% 2.3%
Provisional Votes 8.2% 23.3% 45.3% 15.3% 3.2% 4.7%
TOTALS 3.4% 32.3% 47.9% 11.8% 1.8% 2.8%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 two party preferred vote by polling place

 

Maree Edwards (ALP)

Michael Langdon (LIB)
Bendigo Central 61.3% 38.7%
Bendigo North 65.7% 34.3%
Big Hill 52.2% 47.8%
California Gully 65.7% 34.3%
Campbells Creek 67.6% 32.4%
Castlemaine 71.7% 28.3%
Castlemaine North 72.2% 27.8%
Chewton 74.8% 25.2%
Comet Hill 71.6% 28.4%
Eaglehawk West 66.1% 33.9%
Golden Square 63.6% 36.4%
Golden Square South 54.7% 45.3%
Guildford 73.6% 26.4%
Harcourt 62.0% 38.0%
Ironbark 63.9% 36.1%
Kangaroo Flat 61.7% 38.3%
Kangaroo Flat South 61.6% 38.4%
Lockwood 52.3% 47.7%
Maiden Gully 51.6% 48.4%
Maldon 61.7% 38.3%
Marong 50.7% 39.3%
Newstead 65.5% 34.5%
Sandhurst 59.5% 40.5%
Sparrowhawk 72.9% 27.1%
Specimen Hill 66.7% 33.3%
Winters Flat 68.2% 31.8%
Absent Votes 63.5% 36.5%
Early Votes 58.6% 41.4%
Postal Votes 62.3% 37.7%
Provisional Votes 66.3% 33.7%
TOTALS 62.2% 37.8%
Data provided by the VEC.

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