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Seat #85: Frankston

Frankston is a marginal seat in south-eastern Melbourne, covering Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South and Karingal.

Frankston has been held by Geoff Shaw since 2010. Shaw was originally a member of the Liberal Party, but resigned from the party in early 2013. Shaw has effectively held the balance of power in the Legislative Assembly since that time, barring the period when he was suspended from Parliament over electoral entitlements infractions.

Labor’s Alistair Harkness held Frankston until 2002 to 2010, when he lost to Shaw. On paper, Frankston is held by the Liberal Party by a 0.4% margin but in practice will be a three-way race between the Labor and Liberal candidates and the incumbent MP Shaw running as an independent.

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Seat #84: Bentleigh

Bentleigh1-2PPBentleigh is a marginal Liberal seat in southern Melbourne, covering Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, McKibbin and Moorabbin.

Liberal MP Elizabeth Miller has held the seat since 2010, when she defeated Labor’s Rob Hudson who had held the seat from 2002 to 2010. Miller now holds Bentleigh by a 0.9% margin.

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Seat #83: Monbulk

Monbulk1-2PPMonbulk is a marginal seat on the eastern fringe of Melbourne, covering Ferny Creek, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Montrose, Mt Dandenong, Olinda, Sassafras, Selby, Tecoma and Upwey.

Labor MP James Merlino has held Monbulk since 2002. The recent redistribution flipped Monbulk from a Labor seat with a 1.9% margin to a notional Liberal seat by a 1.1% margin.

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Seat #82: Mordialloc

Mordialloc1-2PPMordialloc is a marginal Liberal seat in south-eastern Melbourne, covering Aspendale, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Edithvale, Mentone, Mordialloc and Parkdale.

Mordialloc is held by Liberal MP Lorraine Wreford, who defeated her Labor predecessor Janice Munt in 2010. Wreford holds Mordialloc by a 1.5% margin.

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Seat #80: Bellarine

Bellarine1-2PPBellarine is a marginal seat to the south-east of Geelong, covering the Bellarine peninsula, Queenscliff and the eastern suburbs of Geelong.

Labor’s Lisa Neville has held Bellarine since 2002. She was re-elected in 2010 with a 1.4% margin, but the recent redistribution flipped the seat into a notional Liberal seat with a 2.5% margin.

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