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Seat of Gippsland South

(Eastern Victoria)
Safe. Nationals 15.7%

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Gippsland South is an electorate located in the rural south east of Victoria that extends along the state's coast from Venus Bay to Loch Sport. It includes the country towns of Foster, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Port Albert, Port Welshpool, Rosedale, Sale and Yarram. The electorate includes all of South Gippsland Shire and the southern parts of Wellington Shire. The area's largest industries include agriculture, timber production and tourism, with dairying being the biggest agricultural contributor to the local economy.

The Labor Party have never held this electorate and has always been in the hands of the conservative parties. It is currently one of the Nationals' safest seats in the state.

Incumbent MP:

Danny O'Brien (Nationals) - since 2015. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

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  Danny O'Brien NAT
  Denise Ryan ALP

Danny O'BrienDanny O'Brien
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Political Party: Nationals (Incumbent MP)

Danny O'Brien has been the MP for Gippsland South since the 2015 Gippsland South state by-election and previously represented the Eastern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council from early 2014. He began his career as a journalist, and later became chief of staff to then Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, then a senior advisor to then Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile, and worked in the trade department of the Australian embassy in Jakarta. He then became chief of staff to Senator Barnaby Joyce.


Denise RyanDenise Ryan
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Political Party: Labor

Denise Ryan comes from a local dairy farming family and is also a former nurse and active in community organisations, including being the former president of the Host Farmers Association.

Prediction:

Nationals retain

Gippsland South is a safe Nationals seat.

2014 Results:

GIPPSLAND SOUTH
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place
  Patrick Winterton (RUAP) Lynn Psaila (ALP) Phil Piper Deb Meester (ACA) Peter Ryan (NAT) Ian Onley (GRN)
Alberton 2.3% 18.7% 2.9% 5.8% 66.7% 3.5%
Arawata 2.9% 12.6% 1.1% 4.0% 68.6% 10.9%
Bena 2.7% 15.9% 3.1% 4.4% 66.8% 7.1%
Berrys Creek 3.4% 8.3% 7.8% 2.5% 70.1% 7.8%
Devon North 3.0% 12.0% 2.3% 4.0% 73.3% 5.3%
Dumbalk 2.1% 10.9% 3.8% 3.2% 69.9% 10.0%
Fish Creek 0.8% 14.7% 1.4% 1.4% 60.6% 21.1%
Foster 4.5% 22.3% 1.6% 1.8% 52.8% 17.1%
Golden Beach 3.8% 39.3% 2.4% 10.9% 37.4% 6.2%
Gormandale 3.6% 16.5% 1.8% 6.3% 60.7% 11.1%
Kilmany 6.1% 14.1% 3.0% 9.1% 61.6% 6.1%
Kongwak 2.9% 16.3% 1.7% 2.9% 61.6% 14.5%
Koonwarra 1.9% 12.7% 2.9% 2.9% 67.5% 12.0%
Korumburra 6.1% 26.8% 4.9% 2.9% 49.8% 9.5%
Leongatha 3.3% 19.5% 3.5% 2.6% 62.7% 8.4%
Leongatha East 2.6% 26.6% 2.6% 4.1% 54.6% 9.5%
Leongatha South 2.6% 9.7% 2.0% 4.1% 70.9% 10.7%
Loch 3.3% 18.1% 0.7% 4.4% 61.3% 12.2%
Loch Sport 3.6% 34.8% 4.9% 2.9% 49.9% 3.9%
Longford 1.9% 24.9% 0.8% 10.0% 56.0% 6.4%
Mardan 1.6% 9.7% 3.2% 0.8% 74.2% 10.5%
Meeniyan 2.4% 12.9% 3.3% 2.1% 65.3% 14.0%
Mirboo North 2.6% 25.3% 15.0% 2.1% 45.1% 9.9%
Mount Eccles 2.5% 14.2% 1.7% 3.3% 66.7% 11.7%
Nambrok 1.9% 6.0% 1.5% 8.3% 80.5% 1.9%
Nerrena 0.3% 2.7% 1.1% 0.9% 93.8% 1.2%
Nyora 5.4% 24.9% 4.6% 6.5% 47.6% 11.0%
Poowong 1.1% 19.2% 3.1% 2.9% 62.7% 10.9%
Port Albert 3.4% 34.8% 1.9% 2.4% 53.1% 4.3%
Port Franklin 3.1% 17.3% 2.5% 4.9% 59.9% 12.3%
Rosedale 3.6% 25.3% 2.6% 8.0% 56.0% 4.5%
Sale 3.3% 19.3% 1.8% 8.5% 56.0% 11.1%
Sale East 2.3% 21.5% 1.5% 7.7% 59.7% 7.3%
Sale North 2.7% 21.8% 1.4% 10.5% 54.3% 9.3%
Sandy Point 0.7% 28.9% 2.0% 2.6% 41.4% 24.3%
Seaspray 4.8% 22.2% 4.8% 14.8% 45.5% 7.9%
Staceys Bridge 0.7% 7.2% 0.7% 2.6% 82.9% 5.9%
Stradbroke 0.8% 16.9% 0.8% 8.5% 65.3% 7.6%
Tarwin Lower 2.9% 28.4% 2.5% 3.8% 43.1% 19.3%
Toora 2.4% 24.7% 1.8% 2.4% 54.8% 13.9%
Walshpool 3.1% 16.5% 2.1% 4.7% 61.6% 12.0%
Won Wron 0.7% 14.6% 0.7% 6.9% 68.1% 9.0%
Woodside 1.0% 19.1% 0.7% 4.3% 68.6% 6.3%
Wurruk 2.0% 17.5% 1.0% 4.7% 68.0% 6.7%
Yanakie 2.7% 17.0% 2.0% 3.4% 66.7% 8.2%
Yarram 2.0% 24.3% 1.9% 2.0% 62.2% 7.6%
Absent 4.7% 25.0% 5.4% 5.1% 45.4% 14.6%
Early 2.6% 22.6% 2.3% 6.1% 58.5% 7.9%
Postal 2.5% 23.3% 3.1% 4.0% 56.3% 10.8%
Provisional 6.9% 30.1% 4.6% 5.4% 41.3% 11.7%
TOTALS 3.0% 21.9% 3.1% 5.2% 57.3% 9.6%
Data provided by the VEC

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  Peter Ryan (NAT) Lynn Psaila (ALP)
Alberton 73.2% 26.8%
Arawata 74.3% 25.7%
Bena 76.0% 24.0%
Berrys Creek 82.4% 17.6%
Devon North 78.9% 21.1%
Dumbalk 77.4% 22.6%
Fish Creek 66.1% 33.9%
Foster 59.8% 40.2%
Golden Beach 48.8% 51.2%
Gormandale 71.1% 28.9%
Kilmany 70.7% 29.3%
Kongwak 69.9% 30.1%
Koonwarra 74.8% 25.2%
Korumburra 58.3% 41.7%
Leongatha 69.5% 30.5%
Leongatha East 61.3% 38.7%
Leongatha South 80.1% 19.9%
Loch 70.2% 29.8%
Loch Sport 55.2% 44.8%
Longford 67.0% 33.0%
Mardan 82.3% 17.7%
Meeniyan 69.5% 30.5%
Mirboo North 52.3% 47.7%
Mount Eccles 70.2% 29.8%
Nambrok 87.2% 12.8%
Nerrena 84.7% 15.3%
Nyora 59.1% 40.9%
Poowong 67.6% 32.4%
Port Albert 58.4% 41.6%
Port Franklin 67.5% 32.5%
Rosedale 64.7% 35.3%
Sale 68.2% 31.8%
Sale East 69.4% 30.6%
Sale North 66.7% 33.3%
Sandy Point 50.7% 49.3%
Seaspray 60.5% 39.5%
Staceys Bridge 87.5% 12.5%
Stradbroke 72.0% 28.0%
Tarwin Lower 49.7% 50.3%
Toora 58.7% 41.3%
Walshpool 68.5% 31.5%
Won Wron 74.3% 25.7%
Woodside 72.9% 27.1%
Wurruk 74.7% 25.3%
Yanakie 71.6% 28.4%
Yarram 70.6% 29.4%
Absent 57.2% 42.8%
Early 66.7% 33.3%
Postal 64.0% 36.0%
Provisional 53.9% 46.1%
TOTALS 65.7% 34.3%
Data provided by the VEC

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