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Seat of Malvern

(Northern Victoria)
Safe. Liberal 16.3%

Profile:

The seat of Malvern includes the suburbs of Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale, Malvern and Malvern East.

The seat contains some of Melbourne's most wealthiest "blue ribbon" suburbs and accordingly, it has always been held by the Liberal Party - usually by very large margins.

Incumbent MP:

Michael O'Brien (Liberal) - since 2006. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

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Political Party: Greens.

 


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Political Party: Liberal (Incumbent MP)

Michael O'Brien has been the MP for Malvern since the 2006 State Election and was Treasurer in the Napthine government. He worked as a barrister at the Victorian Bar practising in the fields of trade practices and commercial law. While at the Bar he also lectured part-time in trade practices at the Leo Cussen Institute of Continuing Legal Education and performed pro bono work.

Assessment:

Malvern is the safest Liberal-held seat in the state. It is also a reletively strong area for The Greens who could challenge for (albeit a distant) second place in 2018.

2014 Results:

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

MALVERN
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Michael O'Brien (LIB)

James Bennett (GRN) Les Tarczon (ALP)
Armadale 61.9% 17.7% 20.4%
Armadale East 57.0% 18.9% 25.1%
Carnegie North 56.3% 14.8% 28.9%
Chadstone 51.9% 15.9% 32.2%
Darling 62.3% 15.9% 21.8%
Gardiner 49.9% 20.3% 29.8%
Kooyong 65.6% 18.2% 16.2%
Malvern 63.5% 13.8% 22.7%
Malvern Central 56.3% 20.6% 23.1%
Malvern East 54.4% 17.9% 27.7%
Malvern Lower 76.1% 11.4% 12.6%
Malvern South 62.6% 14.7% 22.8%
Toorak 77.5% 10.5% 12.0%
Toorak Central 68.0% 16.6% 15.4%
Absent Votes 53.8% 23.8% 22.4%
Early Votes 65.8% 15.4% 18.8%
Postal Votes 69.0% 12.6% 18.4%
Provisional Votes 53.7% 19.1% 27.2%
TOTALS 62.5% 16.0% 21.4%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  Michael O'Brien (LIB) Les Tarczon (ALP)
Armadale 66.4% 33.6%
Armadale East 60.4% 39.6%
Carnegie North 59.5% 40.5%
Chadstone 56.2% 43.8%
Darling 66.2% 33.8%
Gardiner 53.9% 46.1%
Kooyong 71.3% 28.7%
Malvern 67.7% 32.3%
Malvern Central 61.2% 38.8%
Malvern East 59.9% 40.1%
Malvern Lower 78.8% 21.2%
Malvern South 65.7% 34.3%
Toorak 80.6% 19.4%
Toorak Central 72.2% 27.8%
Absent Votes 58.6% 41.4%
Early Votes 68.7% 31.3%
Postal Votes 72.3% 27.7%
Provisional Votes 56.1% 43.9%
TOTALS 66.3% 33.7%
Data provided by the VEC.

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