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Seat of Williamstown

(Inner Western Melbourne)
Safe. Labor 16.5%

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Williamstown is an electorate located within the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. It is also one of only three electorates to have existed continuously since the first state election in 1856.

Once of a staunch working class nature, it has always been held by the Labor Party, by very large margins, uninterrupted since the early 1900's and has been held by two Victorian Premiers; Joan Kirner, from 1988 to 1994 and Steve Bracks, from 1994 to 2007. The current incumbent MP, Wade Noonan, has held the seat since 2007; retained in a by-election following Bracks' retirement.

In recent years, Williamstown has gentrified considerably, giving rise to an increasing Greens vote and a mild increase to the Liberal vote.

Incumbent MP:

Wade Noonan (Labor) - since 2007. Pictured right. He is not standing for reelection in 2018.

Electorate Boundaries and 2014 Polling Places:

The numbers on the map below represent the two party preferred result (percentage) for each polling place in 2014.

Candidates:

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  Melissa Horne ALP
  Sam Long GRN
  Virginia Saint-James AJP
  Lisa Bentley Ind
  Peter Hemphill Ind
  Pallavee Joshi LIB

Melissa HorneMelissa Horne
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Political Party: Labor

Melissa Horne is Director of the state government's Level Crossing Removal Authority and also heads the SKY High lobby group.


Sam LongSam Long
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Political Party: Greens.

 


Virginia Saint-JamesVirginia Saint-James
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Political Party: Animal Justice Party

Virginia Saint-James has a working background in education and education management and has worked in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. She has also been an active trade unionist being an elected official at both state and federal levels. She has also been involved in a range of public protests regarding animal welfare and has trained and volunteered as a wildlife rescuer.


Lisa BentleyLisa Bentley
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Political Party: Independent

 


Peter HemphillPeter Hemphill
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Political Party: Independent

Peter Hemphill has served on the Hobsons Bay City Council for more than 20 years, is an award winning journalist, and is an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate. He lives in Newport with his wife and children.


Pallavee JoshiPallavee Joshi
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Political Party: Liberal

Pallavee Josji is a lawyer and small business owner and holds a Law degree, a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Information Technology.


Prediction:

Labor retain

Williamstown is a potential future Greens seat, but in 2018; it should safely remain with the Labor Party.

2014 Results:

WILLIAMSTOWN
2014 Primary Vote by Polling Place

  Libby Krepp (VFTW)

Alan Shae (LIB)

Wade Noonan (ALP) Simon Crawford (GRN) Khalil Wehbe
Altona North 7.0% 25.9% 55.9% 9.0% 2.5%
Brooklyn 5.4% 29.1% 54.3% 10.2% 1.1%
Footscray Central 5.2% 17.5% 39.6% 36.8% 0.8%
Kingville 6.9% 23.5% 42.6% 26.3% 0.6%
Kingville South 8.4% 26.3% 44.4% 19.8% 1.0%
Newport 5.9% 28.1% 39.9% 24.6% 1.4%
Newport East 2.7% 28.6% 47.2% 20.8% 0.7%
Newport West 6.4% 20.9% 54.5% 14.3% 3.9%
Seddon 5.2% 22.8% 37.3% 34.3% 0.4%
Spotswood 5.7% 27.1% 40.9% 26.2% 0.1%
Spotswood West 5.0% 26.9% 50.5% 16.4% 1.2%
Williamstown 4.2% 32.1% 43.5% 19.5% 0.7%
Williamstown South 5.2% 29.7% 42.7% 20.9% 1.5%
Williamstown West 4.0% 36.7% 43.3% 15.1% 0.9%
Yarraville 4.5% 25.5% 42.1% 27.4% 0.5%
Yarraville Central 5.3% 23.7% 41.8% 29.0% 0.2%
Absent Votes 8.2% 25.2% 39.3% 25.6% 1.6%
Early Votes 4.8% 30.5% 42.7% 21.4% 0.7%
Postal Votes 6.1% 31.6% 48.6% 12.8% 0.9%
Provisional Votes 8.7% 25.0% 40.4% 24.3% 1.5%
TOTALS 5.5% 28.0% 44.6% 20.7% 1.1%
Data provided by the VEC.

 

2014 Two Party Preferred Vote by Polling Place
  Wade Noonan (ALP) Alan Shae (LIB)
Altona North 68.4% 31.6%
Brooklyn 67.3% 32.7%
Footscray Central 77.6% 22.4%
Kingville 70.5% 29.5%
Kingville South 67.0% 33.0%
Newport 67.4% 32.6%
Newport East 67.9% 32.1%
Newport West 73.2% 26.8%
Seddon 71.6% 28.4%
Spotswood 66.5% 33.5%
Spotswood West 68.0% 32.0%
Williamstown 63.2% 36.8%
Williamstown South 64.7% 35.3%
Williamstown West 59.4% 40.6%
Yarraville 69.8% 30.2%
Yarraville Central 71.6% 28.4%
Absent Votes 66.9% 33.1%
Early Votes 63.7% 36.3%
Postal Votes 63.0% 37.0%
Provisional Votes 66.5% 33.5%
TOTALS 66.5% 33.5%
 
Data provided by the VEC.

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