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Seat of Macedon

(Northern Victoria)
Marginal. Labor 3.7%

Profile:

The seat of Macedon covers the rural area immediately to the north west of Melbourne and includes the towns of Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Macedon, Malmsbury, Mount Macedon, Riddells Creek, Romsey, Taradale, Toolern Vale, Trentham and Woodend. The economy of the area constituting this electorate is based largely on tourism.

Macedon was created in 2002, replacing the seat of Gisborne. Like it's predecessor, Macedon is a marginal electorate and Labor have held the area uninterrupted since the 1999 election. Prior to that, the seat was a reliable Liberal seat. Notably, Athol Guy, who is a member of the band The Seekers, retained the seat for the Liberal Party at the 1971 by election and held it until he resigned at the 1979 State Election.

Labor's success in this seat in recent years is largely owed to the changing demographic make up of much of the area.

Incumbent MP:

Mary-Anne Thomas (Labor) - since 2014. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

  • Amanda Millar (Liberal)

Assessment:

Macedon is a marginal seat, but it has always been held by Labor.

2014 Results:

MACEDON
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

  Neil Barker (GRN) Mary-Anne Thomas (ALP) Peter Harland (FFP) Donna Petrovich (LIB)
Blackwood 20.1% 47.2% 1.9% 30.7%
Bolinda 10.7% 28.2% 3.6% 57.5%
Bullengarook 15.9% 30.8% 2.3% 51.0%
Clarkefield 7.0% 42.0% 5.6% 45.5%
Darraweit Guim 10.5% 30.6% 3.3% 55.5%
Daylesford 27.3% 42.1% 1.2% 29.4%
Drummond 22.1% 39.5% 3.3% 35.1%
Elphinstone 14.7% 39.3% 2.7% 43.3%
Gisborne 11.6% 35.5% 3.4% 49.5%
Gisborne South 10.2% 40.2% 3.4% 46.2%
Glenlyon 24.6% 40.9% 1.9% 32.6%
Hepburn Springs 25.0% 45.1% 0.8% 29.0%
Kyneton 15.9% 41.2% 2.3% 40.5%
Kyneton East 14.6% 43.1% 1.7% 40.6%
Lancefield 10.0% 35.3% 4.7% 49.9%
Macedon 19.8% 34.5% 1.5% 44.2%
Malmsbury 20.9% 41.2% 2.4% 35.5%
Mount Macedon 18.2% 29.0% 1.4% 51.5%
New Gisborne 12.7% 35.4% 3.0% 48.8%
Newham 19.7% 26.1% 1.3% 52.9%
Riddell 13.1% 38.7% 3.3% 44.9%
Romsey 8.2% 44.1% 3.4% 44.4%
Taradale 29.3% 34.1% 5.1% 31.5%
Toolern 9.3% 33.5% 4.5% 52.7%
Trentham 20.6% 39.7% 2.1% 37.5%
Tylden 11.5% 35.8% 3.3% 49.5%
Woodend 19.3% 41.8% 2.5% 36.4%
Yandoit 22.2% 42.7% 2.7% 32.4%
Absent Votes 24.4% 37.6% 3.9% 34.1%
Early Votes 12.0% 38.8% 2.6% 46.7%
Postal Votes 11.2% 37.2% 3.1% 48.5%
Provisional Votes 21.6% 41.0% 3.3% 34.1%
TOTALS 15.4% 38.7% 2.8% 38.7%

Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place

  Mary-Anne Thomas (ALP) Donna Petrovich (LIB)
Blackwood 65.8% 34.2%
Bolinda 37.1% 62.9%
Bullengarook 46.4% 53.6%
Clarkefield 49.0% 51.0%
Darraweit Guim 41.6% 58.4%
Daylesford 69.2% 30.8%
Drummond 60.9% 39.1%
Elphinstone 54.9% 45.1%
Gisborne 46.3% 53.7%
Gisborne South 50.9% 49.1%
Glenlyon 64.8% 35.2%
Hepburn Springs 70.1% 29.9%
Kyneton 55.3% 44.7%
Kyneton East 56.9% 43.1%
Lancefield 47.0% 53.0%
Macedon 52.7% 47.3%
Malmsbury 61.8% 38.2%
Mount Macedon 45.1% 54.9%
New Gisborne 47.2% 52.8%
Newham 43.7% 56.3%
Riddell 52.3% 47.7%
Romsey 52.6% 47.4%
Taradale 65.0% 35.0%
Toolern 43.2% 56.8%
Trentham 60.4% 39.6%
Tylden 47.1% 52.9%
Woodend 60.7% 39.3%
Yandoit 64.9% 35.1%
Absent Votes 61.2% 38.8%
Early Votes 50.6% 49.4%
Postal Votes 48.5% 51.5%
Provisional Votes 61.9% 38.1%
TOTALS 53.8% 46.2%

Data provided by the VEC.

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