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Seat of Polwarth

(Western Victoria)
Safe. Liberal 10.6%

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The seat of Polwarth is located in south-west rural Victoria, west of Geelong, and covers the Colac and Corangamite local government areas (LGA), parts of the Moyne, Golden Plains and Surf Coast LGAs, and slivers of the Ararat and Greater Geelong LGAs, running along the Great Ocean Road taking in the coastal towns of Anglesea, Cape Otway, Peterborough, Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell, covering the inland towns of Winchelsea, Colac, Camperdown and Terang along the Princes Highway, and Inverleigh, Cressy, Lismore and Mortlake on the Hamilton Highway. The electorate also includes the Otway Ranges and Lake Corangamite.

The area constituting this electorate consists of a mix of tourist seaside resort towns, agriculture (it is one of the most fertile dairying and pastoral areas in Victoria) and more typical semi-suburban areas within the larger towns such as Colac.

Polwarth has been in existence since the 1880s and has always been held by the conservative parties, specifically the Liberal Party and its predecessors, usually by large margins. The Nationals have on occasion been able to challenge the Liberal hold on the seat but have not held it since the 1940's.

Incumbent MP:

Richard Riordan (Liberal) - since 2015. 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)

Richard Riordan has been the MP for Polwarth since the 2015 Polwarth state by-election. He was managing director of his family's businesses, Riordan Colac Hire and Riordan LPG. He also served as director of the board of Colac Area Health

Assessment:

Polwarth is a safe Liberal seat.

2014 Results:

POLWARTH
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

 

Terry Mulder (LIB)

Simon Northeast (GRN) Philip Edge (ACA) Libby Coker (ALP)
Aireys Inlet 29.4% 28.7% 1.9% 40.0%
Anglesea 40.0% 23.1% 1.6% 35.3%
Apollo Bay 43.0% 28.9% 2.1% 26.0%
Bannockburn 39.3% 5.9% 7.1% 47.7%
Beeac 61.1% 5.0% 7.1% 26.8%
Birregurra 57.0% 16.4% 3.2% 23.5%
Camperdown 59.2% 7.8% 4.3% 28.8%
Carpendeit 72.7% 8.1% 4.7% 14.5%
Cobden 68.5% 8.1% 2.9% 20.5%
Colac East 56.4% 7.3% 7.7% 28.6%
Colac West 48.0% 7.6% 9.0% 35.3%
Cororooke 61.0% 6.4% 6.8% 25.9%
Cressy 78.5% 3.5% 0.7% 17.4%
Deans Marsh 29.6% 35.4% 7.5% 27.4%
Derrinallum 65.4% 4.1% 3.1% 27.4%
Ecklin 89.0% 2.1% 2.1% 6.8%
Elliminyt 59.6% 7.9% 8.7% 23.8%
Forrest 43.4% 26.4% 2.5% 27.7%
Fyansford 55.6% 7.2% 8.0% 29.2%
Gellibrand River 47.1% 16.7% 9.3% 27.0%
Inverleigh 48.5% 11.6% 8.1% 31.9%
Irrewillipe Easr 68.9% 7.3% 8.7% 15.1%
Lavers Hill 35.9% 32.0% 7.2% 24.8%
Lismore 70.3% 5.5% 4.6% 19.6%
Lorne 50.4% `18.4% 1.7% 29.5%
Mortlake 62.5% 8.9% 3.1% 25.5%
Noorat 74.9% 6.6% 3.3% 15.1%
Nullawarre 81.7% 5.8% 3.1% 9.3%
Petersborough 70.6% 8.2% 2.9% 18.2%
Port Campbell 56.6% 19.4% 4.7% 19.4%
Rokewood 60.3% 7.7% 5.1% 26.9%
Scotts Creek 84.5% 6.5% 1.0% 8.0%
Simpson 79.0% 5.5% 6.7% 8.0%
Skipton 50.2% 12.6% 5.0% 32.2%
Teesdale 40.7% 10.1% 6.5% 42.8%
Terang 65.4% 6.6% 2.8% 25.2%
Timboon 69.2% 9.8% 4.3% 16.8%
Warrion 63.9% 4.5% 12.0% 19.5%
Winchelsea 49.2% 8.8% 6.6% 35.3%
Winchelsea South 48.0% 19.5% 3.6% 28.9%
Wiridjil 84.7% 6.1% 3.1% 6.1%
Absent Votes 47.1% 18.4% 6.3% 28.2%
Early Votes 55.3% 9.0% 6.9% 28.8%
Postal Votes 62.3% 9.6% 4.0% 24.1%
Provisional Votes 35.4% 23.6% 6.9% 34.0%
TOTALS 55.4% 11.0% 5.6% 28.0%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place

  Terry Mulder (LIB) Libby Coker (ALP)
Aireys Inlet 32.6% 67.4%
Anglesea 42.5% 57.5%
Apollo Bay 47.8% 52.2%
Bannockburn 44.7% 55.3%
Beeac 66.8% 33.2%
Birregurra 60.4% 39.6%
Camperdown 64.3% 35.7%
Carpendeit 77.2% 22.8%
Cobden 73.3% 26.7%
Colac East 63.0% 37.0%
Colac West 62.2% 37.8%
Cororooke 66.1% 33.9%
Cressy 79.2% 20.8%
Deans Marsh 43.9% 56.1%
Derrinallum 69.5% 30.5%
Ecklin 91.6% 8.4%
Elliminyt 66.5% 33.5%
Forrest 47.9% 52.1%
Fyansford 63.1% 36.9%
Gellibrand River 52.0% 48.0%
Inverleigh 55.3% 44.7%
Irrewillipe East 75.8% 24.2%
Lavers Hill 41.8% 58.2%
Lismore 74.4% 25.6%
Lorne 54.4% 45.6%
Mortlake 66.1% 33.9%
Noorat 79.0% 21.0%
Nullewarre 85.6% 14.4%
Petersborough 75.0% 25.0%
Port Campbell 63.0% 37.0%
Rokewood 63.9% 36.1%
Scotts Creek 87.0% 13.0%
Simpson 84.1% 15.9%
Skipton 54.9% 45.1%
Teesdale 45.2% 54.8%
Terang 68.9% 31.1%
Timboon 74.4% 25.6%
Warrion 73.1% 26.9%
Winchelsea 54.9% 45.1%
Winchelsea 52.7% 47.3%
Wiridjil 89.0% 11.0%
Absent Votes 53.7% 46.3%
Early Votes 61.1% 38.9%
Postal Votes 65.7% 34.3%
Provisional Votes 45.0% 55.0%
TOTALS 60.6% 39.4%
Data provided by the VEC.

 


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