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Seat of Melton

(Western Victoria)
Safe. Labor 11.2%

Profile:

Melton is an electorate located immediately to the north west of the Melbourne metropolitan area and is centered on the City of Melton. It also contains the towns of Bacchus Marsh, Balliang, Balliang East, Blackwood, Brookfield, Greendale, Kurunjang, Mount Cottrell, Sydenham West, and Toolern Vale as well as parts of Diggers Rest, Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina

The Melton district was created prior to the 1992 election and has always been held and retained by the Labor Party since that time, usually by large margins. Demographically, it fits a working class profile, with trades workers making up the bulk of the workforce, combined with administrative and clerical workers. Machinery operators also make up a significant portion of the workforce.

Incumbent MP:

Don Nardella (Independent. Labor until 2017) - since 1999. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

  • Ryan Farrow (Liberal)
  • Justin Mammarella (Labor)

Assessment:

Labor should have no trouble regaining Melton.

2014 Results:

MELTON
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place
  Matt DeLeon Daryl Lang (LIB) Sav Mangion (ACA) Victor Bennett Don Nardella (ALP) Mabor Chaudhuol (AC) Marie-Anne Cooper (GRN) Mohamad Aljofan Monika Thomas (VFTW)
Bacchus Marsh 3.2% 39.7% 1.0% 0.5% 42.6% 1.6% 9.7% 0.0% 1.8%
Bacchus Marsh Central 2.7% 37.6% 0.9% 0.3% 43.8% 1.1% 11.2% 0.1% 2.2%
Brookfield 2.5% 33.1% 0.9% 0.2% 49.0% 2.8% 6.8% 1.0% 3.7%
Bulmans 2.6% 29.3% 1.2% 0.5% 52.0% 1.7% 6.1% 0.4% 6.2%
Coburn 4.6% 22.6% 0.8% 0.9% 56.1% 1.3% 7.8% 0.4% 5.5%
Darley 2.6% 37.7% 1.6% 0.5% 45.6% 0.8% 8.6% 0.1% 2.6%
Exford 1.6% 39.0% 2.2% 0.3% 45.6% 2.5% 5.8% 0.0% 3.0%
Eynesbury 1.5% 42.3% 0.3% 0.2% 40.6% 2.0% 9.5% 0.0% 3.5%
Kurunjang 3.5% 26.5% 0.9% 0.6% 54.4% 1.2% 7.7% 0.3% 4.8%
Melton 2.3% 25.3% 0.9% 0.7% 59.2% 1.1% 6.8% 0.4% 3.3%
Melton Central 5.4% 27.5% 1.0% 0.8% 50.8% 1.5% 5.9% 0.0% 7.0%
Melton South 4.8% 23.3% 1.3% 1.7% 56.2% 1.2% 7.6% 0.7% 3.2%
Melton West 4.7% 28.1% 1.2% 0.9% 53.3% 1.7% 6.6% 0.3% 3.2%
Absent 4.3% 24.7% 2.7% 0.8% 47.7% 2.9% 11.7% 0.5% 4.8%
Early 4.4% 31.2% 1.1% 1.3% 50.0% 1.1% 6.2% 0.3% 4.4%
Postal 2.2% 35.1% 1.0% 0.5% 50.9% 0.9% 4.9% 0.2% 4.3%
Provisional 4.7% 17.7% 2.0% 2.0% 56.9% 3.8% 7.5% 0.4% 4.9%
TOTALS 3.6% 30.8% 1.2% 0.9% 50.5% 1.4% 7.3% 0.3% 4.0%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 two party preferred vote by polling place

  Don Nardella (ALP) Daryl Lang (LIB)
Bacchus Marsh 54.3% 45.7%
Bacchus Marsh Central 56.7% 43.3%
Brookfield 58.9% 41.1%
Bulmans 61.1% 38.9%
Coburn 68.3% 31.7%
Darley 56.4% 43.6%
Exford 54.4% 45.6%
Eynesbury 50.5% 49.5%
Kurunjang 65.8% 34.2%
Melton 69.2% 30.8%
Melton Central 62.1% 37.9%
Melton South 68.6% 31.4%
Melton West 63.5% 36.5%
Absent 64.5% 35.5%
Early 60.1% 39.9%
Postal 59.1% 40.9%
Provisional 70.9% 29.1%
TOTALS 61.2% 38.8%
Data provided by the VEC.

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