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Seat of Hawthorn

(Eastern Melbourne)
Fairly Safe. Liberal 8.6%

Profile:

The Hawthorn electorate is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It consists primarily of the suburb of Hawthorn, but also includes Camberwell and parts of Canterbury.

It has a high proportion of people employed in professional occupations and managerial roles and also has a relatively high Chinese population. The seat has been in existence since the 1880's and has usually being held by the Liberal Party by large margins, with Labor last (and only) holding the seat in the 1950's. Among its former MPs is former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu.

Incumbent MP:

John Pesutto (Liberal) - since 2014. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

The numbers on the map below represent the two party preferred result (percentage) for each polling place in 2014.

Candidates:

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  Nicholas Bieber GRN
  John Pesutto LIB
  Richard Grummet Ind
  Catherine Wright AJP
  John Ormond Kennedy ALP
  Sophie Peterson SUS

Nicholas BieberNicholas Bieber
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Political Party: Greens

Nicholas Bieber is a social worker working in mental health in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. He was raised in the rural town of Terang.


John PesuttoJohn Pesutto
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Political Party: Liberal (Incumbent MP)

John Pesutto has been the MP for Hawthorn since the 2014 State Election. Before his election, he worked in the private sector as a lawyer and successfully ran his own small business.


Catherine WrightCatherine Wright
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Political Party: Animal Justice Party

 


John KennedyJohn Ormond Kennedy
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Political Party: Labor

 

Prediction:

Liberal retain

Hawthorn is a safe Liberal seat. It is also a good area for the Greens, who could challenge for second in 2018.

2014 Results:

This electorate was a pretty standard affair in 2014, with no parties standing candidates other than the main three.

HAWTHORN
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Tim Hartnett (GRN)

John Pesutto (LIB) John McNally (ALP)
Auburn 25.3% 46.1% 28.2%
Auburn North 24.4% 51.1% 24.5%
Auburn South 15.8% 62.0% 22.2%
Burwood West 19.8% 54.1% 26.1%
Camberwell 24.2% 50.6% 25.2%
Camberwell Middle 16.7% 57.7% 25.6%
Camberwell South 18.0% 53.9% 28.0%
Canterbury 14.8% 60.3% 24.9%
Canterbury South 20.1% 57.6% 22.2%
Chatham South 20.6% 59.3% 20.1%
Glen Iris 19.1% 63.2% 17.8%
Glenferrie 25.9% 42.2% 31.9%
Glenferrie Central 25.2% 51.4% 23.3%
Glenferrie South 25.2% 53.9% 20.9%
Hawthorn 25.3% 49.9% 24.8%
Highfield 14.7% 60.3% 25.0%
Willison 18.7% 56.4% 25.3%
Absent Votes 26.6% 49.0% 24.4%
Early Votes 20.8% 55.9% 23.3%
Postal Votes 17.1% 61.0% 21.9%
Provisional Votes 31.2% 40.5% 28.1%
TOTALS 21.3% 54.5% 24.2%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  John Pesutto (LIB) John McNally (ALP)
Auburn 50.2% 49.8%
Auburn North 55.9% 44.1%
Auburn South 65.7% 34.3%
Burwood West 57.6% 42.4%
Camberwell 54.1% 45.9%
Camberwell Middle 60.5% 39.5%
Camberwell South 62.8% 37.2%
Canterbury 64.6% 35.4%
Canterbury South 61.4% 38.6%
Chatham South 66.1% 33.9%
Glen Iris 70.4% 29.6%
Glenferrie 46.1% 53.9%
Glenferrie Central 56.2% 43.8%
Glenferrie South 58.3% 41.7%
Hawthorn 54.7% 45.3%
Highfield 62.6% 37.4%
Willison 57.9% 42.1%
Absent Votes 54.8% 45.2%
Early Votes 59.7% 40.3%
Postal Votes 64.8% 35.2%
Provisional Votes 51.9% 48.1%
TOTALS 58.6% 41.4%
Data provided by the VEC.

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