- Nazih Elasmar (Labor), since 2006
- Jenny Mikakos (Labor), since 2006. Previously MLC for Jika Jika 1999-2006
- Craig Ondarchie (Liberal), since 2010
- Fiona Patten (Reason), since 2014
- Samantha Ratnam (Greens), since 20171
1Samantha Ratnam replaced Greg Barber on 19 October 2017 following Greg Barber’s resignation.
|Broadmeadows||ALP 27.8%||Mill Park||ALP 19.9%||Richmond||ALP 1.9% vs GRN|
|Brunswick||ALP 2.2% vs GRN||Northcote||GRN 5.6% vs ALP||Thomastown||ALP 28.4%|
|Bundoora||ALP 12.2%||Pascoe Vale||ALP 16.8%||Yuroke||ALP 18.5%|
|Melbourne||GRN 2.4% vs ALP||Preston||ALP 24.7%|
Northern Metropolitan covers the Melbourne CBD and areas to the north of Melbourne, with the southern boundary following the Yarra River.
Nine out of eleven seats in this region are held by the ALP, while Melbourne and Northcote are held by the Greens.
There is a cluster of four seats at the southern end of the region where the Greens are the main rival to the ALP.
Further north, there is a large cluster of very safe Labor seats, ranging from 12.2% in Bundoora to 28.4% in Thomastown.
The Northern Metropolitan region was created in 2006, when proportional representation was introduced.
At the first election in 2006, Labor won three seats, while the Liberal Party and the Greens win one seat each. In 2010, the Liberal Party won a second seat off Labor.
That second Liberal seat fell to Fiona Patten of the Sex Party (now Reason) in 2014.
|Democratic Labour Party||12,126||2.9||0.0||0.1766|
|Basics Rock ‘N’ Roll||6,340||1.5||+1.5||0.0923|
|Palmer United Party||4,899||1.2||+1.2||0.0713|
|Shooters and Fishers||4,476||1.1||+1.1||0.0652|
On primary votes, Labor won two seats, while the Liberal and Greens parties each won one.
Let’s fast forward to the last ten candidates competing for the final seat. The Sex Party, Family First and Animal Justice had done best out of the early counting:
- Burhan Yigit (ALP) – 0.4202 quotas
- Gladys Liu (LIB) – 0.3107
- Fiona Patten (SXP) – 0.2552
- Brendan Fenn (FF) – 0.2318
- Bruce Poon (AJP) – 0.1809
- Michael Murphy (DLP) – 0.1793
- Alex Bhathal (GRN) – 0.1246
- Kris Schroeder (BRRP) – 0.0975
- David Limbrick (LDP) – 0.0914
- Maria Bengtsson (CHR) – 0.0873
Australian Christians preferences flowed to Family First, and then the LDP’s preferences flowed to the Sex Party:
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4207
- Liu (LIB) – 0.3123
- Patten (SXP) – 0.3422
- Fenn (FF) – 0.3102
- Poon (AJP) – 0.1831
- Murphy (DLP) – 0.1805
- Bhathal (GRN) – 0.1256
- Schroeder (BRRP) – 0.0984
Preferences from the Basics Rock N Roll Party pushed the Sex Party ahead of the Liberal Party, and close to catching up with Labor:
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4217
- Patten (SXP) – 0.4186
- Liu (LIB) – 0.3141
- Fenn (FF) – 0.3114
- Poon (AJP) – 0.1865
- Murphy (DLP) – 0.1813
- Bhathal (GRN) – 0.1316
Greens preferences favoured the Sex Party, pushing Fiona Patten into the lead:
- Patten (SXP) – 0.4755
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4480
- Liu (LIB) – 0.3150
- Fenn (FF) – 0.3118
- Poon (AJP) – 0.1965
- Murphy (DLP) – 0.1823
DLP preferences flowed almost entirely to Family First, pushing Fenn into the lead:
- Fenn (FF) – 0.4781
- Patten (SXP) – 0.4764
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4499
- Liu (LIB) – 0.3164
- Poon (AJP) – 0.1993
Animal Justice preferences mostly flowed to the Sex Party, putting Patten back in the lead.
- Patten (SXP) – 0.6129
- Fenn (FF) – 0.5135
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4558
- Liu (LIB) – 0.3176
The Liberal Party, being almost entirely starved of preferences, were excluded next. Their preferences flowed mostly to Family First:
- Fenn (FF) – 0.8073
- Patten (SXP) – 0.6153
- Yigit (ALP) – 0.4578
Labor preferences elected Patten in the final seat. The margin was just over 15,000 votes.
- Patten (SXP) – 1.0297
- Fenn (FF) – 0.8101
- A – Nathan Purcell (Vote 1 Local Jobs)
- B – Walter Mikac (Aussie Battler)
- C – Mark McDonald (Sustainable Australia)
- D – Cameron Stoddart (Country Party)
- E – Fiona Patten (Reason)
- F – Sandra McCarthy (Voluntary Euthanasia)
- G – Louise Hitchcock (Liberal Democrats)
- H – Pippa Campbell (Health Australia)
- I – Liberal
- Craig Ondarchie
- Evan Mulholland
- Neelam Rai
- J – Samantha Ratnam (Greens)
- K – Moti Visa (Transport Matters)
- L – Stephen Jolly (Socialists)
- M – John McBride (Democratic Labour)
- N – Russell Gomez (Australian Liberty Alliance)
- O – Labor
- Jenny Mikakos
- Nazih Elasmar
- Burhan Yigit
- P – Carmela Dagiandis (Derryn Hinch’s Justice)
- Q – Bruce Poon (Animal Justice)
- R – Ethan Constantinou (Shooters, Fishers & Farmers)
- S – Madison Wright (Hudson for Northern Victoria)
Fiona Patten, now representing the renamed Reason party, benefited from a very strong preference flow. She’ll be hoping to increase her primary vote, but those preference flows can be fickle and hard to predict.
The ALP would be hoping to regain their third seat.
Labor topped the primary vote in this region.
Labor comfortably topped the primary vote in the seven northernmost districts, while the Greens topped the primary vote in the four southernmost districts.
Labor’s vote was strongest at the northern end of the region and gradually dropped as you move south, while the Greens were the opposite.
The Liberal vote was strongest in the two easternmost districts of Bundoora and Mill Park.
Results of the 2014 Victorian upper house election in the Northern Metropolitan region