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Seat of Dandenong

(Eastern Melbourne)
Safe. Labor 12.9%

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Dandenong is a district located in the east of Melbourne and includes the suburbs of Dandenong, Doveton and Eumemmerring, as well as parts of Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Endeavour Hills, Noble Park, Noble Park North and Rowville.

The seat has been a reliable retain for the Labor Party since the late 1960's, before which it was a marginal seat that changed hands relatively regularly.

The area is ethnically diverse. It has large Afghan, Indian and Sri Lankan populations; with Islam being the largest religious group. Most people work in blue-collar occupations; trades workers, labourers and machinery operators making up the majority of the workforce.

Incumbent MP:

Gabrielle Williams (Labor) - since 2014. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

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Political Party: Labor (Incumbent MP)

Gabrielle Williams has been the MP for Dandenong since the 2014 State Election, currently serving as Parliamentary Secretary for Health, and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers. Before her election, she practiced as a solicitor in a large Melbourne law firm. She has also worked as an adviser in both state and federal government, and served as a director of a not-for-profit disability sport organisation. She most recently workinh as Project Manager in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor at The University of Melbourne

Prediction:

Labor retain

Dandenong is a safe Labor seat.

2014 Results:

DANDENONG
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

  Noelle Walker (FFP) Carlton King (RUAP)

John Gulzari (GRN)

Joanna Palatsides (LIB) Gabrielle Williams (ALP) Dale Key
Cheeland 4.9% 2.0% 8.5% 25.8% 57.8% 0.9%
Dandenong Central 6.0% 3.4% 7.7% 27.6% 53.7% 1.7%
Dandenong North 6.0% 3.4% 7.3% 26.1% 55.7% 1.5%
Dandenong South 5.1% 1.9% 10.8% 20.7% 60.1% 1.4%
Dandenong West 7.0% 2.9% 7.4% 24.8% 55.6% 2.3%
Doveton Noth 8.0% 4.1% 6.3% 22.7% 57.6% 1.3%
Doveton West 6.4% 3.8% 9.0% 25.2% 54.0% 1.7%
Endeavour Hills 4.4% 3.6% 7.3% 32.7% 50.8% 1.1%
Endeavour Hills North 4.6% 2.1% 6.1% 36.9% 48.1% 2.1%
Glen Eagles 6.1% 1.3% 6.3% 36.6% 47.6% 2.1%
Lyndale 6.7% 2.1% 6.4% 26.4% 57.1% 1.2%
Rosewood Downs 3.5% 2.3% 5.5% 40.6% 47.4% 0.6%
Wooranna Park 5.5% 2.5% 6.3% 27.3% 57.4% 1.0%
Wyarraman Oaks 5.3% 2.7% 5.9% 27.7% 56.9% 1.5%
Absent Votes 12.0% 2.8% 11.5% 24.2% 47.1% 2.3%
Early Votes 6.2% 2.9% 9.7% 30.0% 49.6% 1.6%
Postal Votes 5.9% 2.3% 3.4% 33.6% 53.4% 1.4%
Provisional Votes 12.5% 6.1% 12.3% 15.3% 51.5% 2.2%
TOTALS 6.2% 2.8% 7.7% 29.0% 52.8% 1.5%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 two party preferred vote by polling place

  Gabrielle Williams (ALP)

Joanna Palatsides (LIB)

Cheeland 67.4% 32.6%
Dandenong Central 64.0% 36.0%
Dandenong North 65.6% 34.4%
Dandenong South 69.9% 30.1%
Dandenong West 65.5% 34.5%
Doveton North 68.3% 31.7%
Doveton West 65.9% 34.1%
Endeavour Hills 59.3% 40.7%
Endeavour Hills North 56.0% 44.0%
Glen Eagles 55.8% 44.2%
Lyndale 66.1% 33.9%
Rosewood Downs 55.5% 44.5%
Wooranna Park 65.9% 34.1%
Wyarraman Oaks 64.7% 35.3%
Absent Votes 62.8% 37.2%
Early Votes 61.1% 38.9%
Postal Votes 60.0% 40.0%
Provisional Votes 71.2% 28.8%
TOTALS 62.9% 37.1%
Data provided by the VEC.

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