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Seat of Morwell

(Eastern Victoria)
Marginal. Nationals 1.8%

Profile:

Morwell is an electorate located in Victoria's east and covers the regional centres of Morwell and Traralgon as well as the surrounding rural areas in the middle of Gippsland.

The electorate is one of the more Labor oriented rural seats owing largely to both the more suburban nature of the area compared to other rural seats, as well as the bigger working class demographic. Generally a marginal seat, it was held by Labor uninterrupted from 1970 to 2006, at which point it was gained by Russell Northe for the Nationals on the back of a large anti-Labor swing. In 2017, Northe left the Nationals to sit as an independent.

Incumbent MP:

Russell Northe (Independent, Nationals until 2017) - since 2006. Pictured right.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

Candidates:

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Sheridan Bond | Dale Harriman | Ricky Muir | Mark Richards

Sheridan Bond
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Political Party: Nationals

Sherdian Bond is the State Senior Vice President of the Nationals Victoria, previously serving several years as the party's State Treasurer. She works as an Administration Officer for Aygee Gippsland.


Dale HarrimanDale Harriman
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Political Party: Liberal.

Dale Harriman is a Councillor for the City of Latrobe and has worked with the Gippsland Carers Association and served as Chair of the National Timber Councils Association. He lives in Traralgon with his wife and children


Ricky MuirRicky Muir
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Political Party: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party.

Ricky Muir served as a Senator for Victoria from 2013 to 2016, representing the Motoring Enthusiasts Party.


Mark RichardsMark Richards
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Political Party: Labor.

Mark Richards is a member of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union (CFMMEU) and is a former worker at the Hazelwood power station up until its closure.


Assessment:

The Nationals will be aiming to gain back Morwell, as will Labor. Furthermore, if Russell Northe were to run again as an independent, or if another high profile independent candidate were to stand, the seat could very well become a three way contest.

2014 Results:

MORWELL
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Tracie Lund

Jadon Mintern (ALP) Stewart Birkett (ACA) Peter Dorian (RUAP) Dan Caffrey (GRN) Russell Northe (NAT) Jacqueline Rose
Boolarra 11.3% 30.7% 3.4% 0.7% 9.0% 44.3% 0.5%
Churchill 13.0% 41.4% 2.1% 1.4% 5.4% 35.5% 1.2%
Cowwarr 11.1% 19.6% 1.5% 0.5% 5.5% 60.8% 1.0%
Glengarry 6.7% 21.2% 3.6% 1.0% 3.6% 63.3% 0.7%
Hazelwood North 10.0% 29.6% 1.6% 0.7% 5.0% 52.8% 0.4%
Moe 9.9% 39.5% 3.7% 2.5% 6.0% 35.9% 2.5%
Morwell 17.2% 43.7% 1.5% 0.9% 4.8% 30.8% 1.0%
Morwell Central 16.0% 42.1% 1.9% 1.1% 5.4% 33.0% 0.5%
Morwell East 20.2% 39.7% 1.7% 2.2% 4.1% 31.5% 0.6%
Morwell Estate 15.5% 45.2% 2.3% 1.4% 5.0% 29.7% 0.9%
Newborough 12.4% 47.9% 2.5% 1.6% 4.6% 30.5% 0.5%
Newborough East 10.4% 54.8% 1.3% 0.8% 3.7% 27.9% 1.1%
Toongabbie 14.1% 27.0% 4.3% 0.8% 3.9% 49.7% 0.2%
Traralgon 10.0% 29.3% 2.5% 0.6% 5.5% 51.2% 1.0%
Traralgon East 10.8% 34.4% 3.1% 1.6% 4.3% 45.0% 0.8%
Traralgon North 8.3% 30.6% 1.9% 0.7% 3.8% 54.0% 0.9%
Traralgon North East 10.6% 30.1% 1.8% 1.0% 4.0% 52.0% 0.5%
Traralgon South 7.7% 27.9% 2.9% 0.7% 7.7% 52.1% 1.1%
Traralgon West 9.0% 30.2% 1.0% 0.6% 5.6% 53.2% 0.4%
Tyers 9.6% 30.9% 1.3% 1.7% 5.2% 50.8% 0.4%
Yallourn North 11.3% 43.5% 4.5% 1.9% 3.3% 33.7% 1.9%
Yinnar 10.9% 28.0% 2.5% 0.4% 7.9% 50.0% 0.4%
Absent Votes 8.3% 31.5% 4.8% 2.4% 11.0% 39.6% 2.4%
Early Votes 10.8% 36.2% 2.2% 0.9% 3.8% 45.3% 0.9%
Postal Votes 9.0% 32.2% 1.9% 0.6% 3.8% 50.8% 1.6%
Provisional Votes 11.1% 40.2% 4.3% 3.8% 8.8% 30.1% 1.8%
TOTALS 10.9% 35.6% 2.4% 1.1% 4.7% 44.4% 0.9%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 two party preferred vote by polling place

  Russell Northe (NAT) Jadon Mintern (ALP)
Boolarra 51.5% 48.5%
Churchill 40.7% 59.3%
Cowwarr 69.8% 30.2%
Glengarry 69.4% 30.6%
Hazelwood North 59.3% 40.7%
Moe 45.0% 55.0%
Morwell 40.7% 59.3%
Morwell Central 41.9% 58.1%
Morwell East 42.2% 57.8%
Morwell Estate 39.5% 60.5%
Newborough 37.3% 62.7%
Newborough East 34.6% 65.4%
Toongabbie 59.8% 40.2%
Traralgon 58.7% 41.3%
Traralgon East 52.9% 47.1%
Traralgon North 60.0% 40.0%
Traralgon North East 60.1% 39.9%
Traralgon South 58.1% 41.9%
Traralgon West 57.9% 42.1%
Tyers 57.9% 42.1%
Yallourn North 43.5% 56.5%
Yinnar 57.6% 42.4%
Absent Votes 52.0% 48.0%
Early Votes 51.8% 48.2%
Postal Votes 57.5% 42.5%
Provisional Votes 40.9% 59.1%
TOTALS 51.8% 48.2%

 

Data provided by the VEC.

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