ALP 2.2% vs GRN
Jane Garrett, since 2010.
Inner north of Melbourne. Brunswick covers the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West and parts of Coburg, Fitzroy North and Parkville. Brunswick covers southern parts of the City of Moreland, and small parts of the City of Melbourne.
There has been a state electorate of Brunswick at three different periods in Victorian history. The seat first existed from 1904 to 1955, when it was won at every election by the ALP, before sitting member Peter Randles was expelled from the ALP in 1955 as part of the DLP split.
The seat was re-created in 1976. It was won by the ALP’s Tom Roper, who had previously held the seat of Brunswick West since 1973. Roper served as a minister in the Labor government from 1982 to 1992. At the 1992 election, the Labor government was defeated, and Roper moved to the new seat of Coburg, with Brunswick being abolished. He resigned in 1994, and succeeded in Coburg by the ALP’s Carlo Carli.
In 2002, Coburg was again replaced by the seat of Brunswick, and Carli moved to the new seat. He was re-elected to the seat in 2006.
Carlo Carli retired in 2010. Brunswick was won by Labor’s Jane Garrett, who was re-elected in 2014.
Sitting Labor MP Jane Garrett is not running for re-election.
- George Georgiou (Independent)
- Catherine Deveny (Reason)
- Noel Collins (Liberal Democrats)
- Cindy O’Connor (Labor)
- Kerry Sourasis (Independent)
- Adam Wojtonis (Liberal)
- Tim Read (Greens)
- Christopher Anderson (Independent)
- Christopher Miles (Animal Justice)
Brunswick is very marginal, and will be a key contest between Labor and the Greens. Recent by-election contests in the neighbouring state seat of Northcote and federal seat of Batman suggest that there is potential for a large swing to the Greens, but also that Labor has the capacity to hold its ground.
|Ward Young||Animal Justice||714||1.8||+1.8|
|Stella Kariofyllidis||People Power/No Smart Meters||670||1.7||+1.7|
|Frank Giurleo||Family First||396||1.0||+1.0|
|Babar Peters||Australian Christians||214||0.5||+0.5|
2014 two-candidate-preferred result
2014 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Brunswick have been split into three areas: East, North and West.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two out of three areas, polling 51.2% in the west and 59.6% in the north. The Greens won a narrow majority of 50.3% in the east.
The Liberal primary vote ranged from 14.2% in the west to 20% in the north.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||ALP 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Brunswick at the 2014 Victorian state election
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