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Seat of Brunswick
(Central Melbourne)
Marginal. Labor 2.2% (vs Greens)

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The seat of Brunswick is located within the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, and Brunswick West, and parts of Coburg, Fitzroy North, Parkville and Pascoe Vale South.

Brunswick has existed in three different incarnations and during all three periods of existence, has always been retained and held by the Labor Party. It was held briefly, in 1955, by the Democratic Labour Party when sitting member Peter Randles split from Labor. The seat, however, was abolished leading up to that year's state election and would not come into existence again until 1976.

The current incarnation of Brunswick has existed since 2002. During this period, the seat has seen considerable gentrification but remains one of the strongest areas in Victoria for the political left; with an increasing Greens vote eroding Labor's primary vote, as well as their margin, over successive elections.

Incumbent MP:

Jane Garrett (Labor) - since 2010. Pictured right. The incumbent is not running for re-election in 2018.

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Tim Read


Tim ReadTim Read
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Political Party: Greens.

Tim Read is a doctor and has lived in Brunswick for more than 20 years. He was the Greens candidate for Brunswick at the 2014 State Election.

Key issues: better public services, creation of the Great Forests National Park, political donations reform, better public transport, climate change.

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Assessment:

Brunswick is a very marginal seat, and based on current trends favouring the Greens in inner city Melbourne, Labor may find it hard to hold on.

2014 Results:

BRUNSWICK
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Tim Read
(GRN)

Ward Young (AJP)
 

Frank Giurleo (FFP)  Jane Garrett (ALP) Dean O'Callaghan Giuseppe Vellotti (LIB) Stella Kariofyllidis (PPV) Babar Peters (AC)
Blyth 52.5% 1.2% 0.8% 29.7% 1.3% 12.9% 1.1% 0.6%
Brunswick East 48.4% 1.2% 0.6% 35.3% 1.5% 11.2% 1.4% 0.4%
Brunswick North 38.4% 1.7% 0.8% 41.7% 1.7% 12.4% 2.8% 0.6%
Brunswick North West 33.5% 1.1% 1.0% 45.1% 1.3% 15.6% 1.8% 0.5%
Brunswick South 44.3% 1.1% 0.6% 38.2% 0.9% 12.7% 1.9% 0.2%
Brunswick South West 38.7% 1.1% 0.8% 38.3% 1.0% 18.0% 1.4% 0.5%
Coburg 43.6% 3.1% 1.6% 40.5% 0.8% 9.9% 0.3% 0.3%
Coburg East 32.5% 1.4% 1.6% 43.2% 0.9% 17.8% 1.9% 0.8%
Coburg West 27.6% 2.5% 0.8% 45.7% 1.4% 18.7% 3.0% 0.4%
Edward 48.5% 2.8% 0.4% 32.2% 2.1% 12.8% 0.8% 0.5%
Glen Nichol 48.2% 1.4% 0.5% 31.8% 0.9% 15.5% 1.4% 0.2%
Melville 28.1% 1.8% 2.5% 45.0% 1.2% 19.4% 1.2% 0.8%
Merri 44.7% 1.1% 0.7% 38.1% 0.7% 14.0% 0.4% 0.1%
Mitchell Street 36.6% 1.9% 0.6% 40.9% 1.3% 15.2% 2.7% 0.7%
Moreland 34.3% 2.1% 1.5% 40.1% 0.9% 18.5% 2.1% 0.5%
Pascoe Vale South 17.2% 1.6% 2.3% 43.8% 0.7% 32.4% 1.6% 0.4%
Absent Votes 46.8% 2.6% 1.3% 30.1% 1.7% 15.8% 1.0% 0.8%
Early Votes 40.6% 1.6% 0.9% 37.9% 1.1% 15.5% 1.9% 0.5%
Postal Votes 28.3% 2.1% 1.0% 43.0% 1.1% 22.5% 1.2% 0.7%
Provisional Votes 52.0% 2.3% 1.2% 27.8% 1.7% 12.7% 1.9% 0.3%
TOTALS 39.6% 1.8% 1.0% 38.0% 1.2% 16.2% 1.7% 0.5%

Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  Jane Garrett (ALP) Tim Read (GRN)
Blyth 41.0% 59.0%
Brunswick East 45.7% 54.3%
Brunswick North 53.9% 46.1%
Brunswick North West 60.2% 39.8%
Brunswick South 51.2% 48.8%
Brunswick South West 55.3% 44.7%
Coburg 46.4% 53.6%
Coburg East 57.6% 42.4%
Coburg West 61.6% 38.4%
Edward 43.4% 56.6%
Glen Nichol 45.5% 54.5%
Melville 61.5% 38.5%
Merri 49.2% 50.8%
Mitchell Street 54.7% 45.3%
Moreland 57.5% 42.5%
Pascoe Vale South 69.0% 31.0%
Absent Votes 41.0% 59.0%
Early Votes 51.7% 48.3%
Postal Votes 60.6% 39.4%
Provisional Votes 38.7% 61.3%
TOTALS 52.2% 47.8%

Data provided by the VEC.

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