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Seat #28: Gippsland South

Gippslandsouth1-2PPGippsland South is a safe Nationals seat in south-eastern Victoria.

Deputy Premier and Nationals leader Peter Ryan has held Gippsland South since 1992, and now holds it by a 22.5% margin.

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Seat #27: Gippsland East

Gippslandeast1-2ppGippsland East is a Nationals seat in eastern Victoria.

Craig Ingram held Gippsland East as an independent from 1999 to 2010, when he was defeated by the Nationals’ Tim Bull.

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Seat #26: Shepparton

Shepparton1-NATShepparton is a safe Nationals seat in northern Victoria. The seat covers Shepparton and surrounding areas.

Nationals MP Jeanette Powell has held the seat since 2002, after previously sitting in the Legislative Council from 1996 to 2002. She is retiring this year. The Nationals hold Shepparton by a 25.9% margin.

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Seat #25: Murray Plains

Murrayplains1-2PPMurray Plains is a very safe Nationals seat in northern Victoria, covering Echuca, Swan Hill and other areas along the Murray River.

Murray Plains is a new electorate, taking in parts of the abolished electorates of Rodney and Swan Hill. Sitting Swan Hill MP Peter Walsh will be running in Murray Plains, while Rodney MP Paul Weller will be running for the Legislative Council.

Murray Plains is now the safest seat in Victoria, with a Nationals margin of 30.2%.

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Seat #24: Richmond

Richmond1-2CPRichmond is a Labor seat in the inner north of Melbourne, covering Abbotsford, Burnley, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Richmond and parts of Fitzroy North.

Richard Wynne has held Richmond since 1999, and he now holds the seat by a 6.4% margin over the Greens. In 2010, the Labor primary vote dropped by 9% while the Greens vote increased by almost 4%, but a change in Liberal preferencing decisions saw Wynne increase his margin by 2.4%.

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