Nicola Roxon, since 1998.
Southwestern suburbs of Melbourne. Gellibrand covers most of the Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay council areas. Suburbs include Altona, Seaholme, Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, Kingsville, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray, Tottenham, Braybrook and Maidstone.
Gellibrand lost Seabrook and areas near Laverton to Lalor in the south-west and lost Braybrook and parts of Maidstone and Maribyrnong to Maribyrnong in the north. Gellibrand expanded to the north-west, taking in Albion, Ardeer, Sunshine and Sunshine West from Gorton and Maribyrnong. The ALP’s margin was increased from 23.9% to 24.1%.
Gellibrand was created for the expansion of the House of Representatives in 1949. It has always been won by the ALP.
Gellibrand was first won in 1949 by the ALP’s John Mullens, a former state MP for Footscray. Mullens was expelled from the ALP in 1955 and joined the ALP (Anti-Communist), which evolved into the Democratic Labor Party. He lost his seat at the 1955 election.
Hector McIvor defeated Mullens in 1955. He held the seat for the next seventeen years, retiring at the 1972 election.
Ralph Willis won Gellibrand in 1972. He joined the Labor frontbench after the 1975 election defeat. Willis served as Shadow Treasurer for most of the Fraser government, but was replaced by Paul Keating shortly before the 1983 election.
Willis served as a cabinet minister for the entirety of the Hawke government, and upon the election of Paul Keating as Prime Minister, he was appointed Treasurer. He served in that role until the 1996 election, and retired in 1998.
Gellibrand was won in 1998 by Nicola Roxon. Roxon was promoted to the shadow ministry in 2001 and was appointed Minister for Health in the Rudd government after the 2007 election. She served as Attorney-General from 2011 until February 2013, when she returned to the backbench.
Sitting Labor MP Nicola Roxon is not running for re-election.
- Kerry Arch (Family First)
- David McConnell (Liberal)
- Anthony O’Neill (Australian Christians)
- Tim Watts (Labor)
- Dwayne Singleton (Palmer United Party)
- Rod Swift (Greens)
- Allan Cashion (Sex Party)
Gellibrand is the safest Labor seat in the country.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four areas. Polling places in the City of Maribyrnong have been grouped as “Footscray-Yarraville”. Those in the City of Brimbank have been grouped as “North-West”. Those in Hobsons Bay have been split into Altona in the west and Williamstown in the east.
The ALP won large majorities in all four areas, varying from 68.6% in Williamstown to 77.7% in the north-west. The Greens vote varied from 10.1% in Altona to 21.8% in Footscray-Yarraville.
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