Maria Vamvakinou, since 2001.
Outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. Calwell covers the eastern half of the Hume council area, and a small part of the Brimbank council area. Calwell covers the suburbs of Broadmeadows, Tullamarine, Coolaroo, Meadow Heights, Greenvale, Yuroke, Mickleham, Kalkallo and Roxburgh Park, as well as Melbourne Airport.
Calwell shifted north, gaining Kalkallo and Mickleham from McEwen, and losing Calder Park, Keilor and Sydenham to Fraser. These changes increased the margin from 17.9% to 19.8%.
Calwell was created for the expansion of the House of Representatives in 1984. It has always been a safe Labor seat.
The seat was first won in 1984 by Andrew Theophanous. Theophanous had previously held Burke since 1980. He served as a Parliamentary Secretary in the final term of the Labor government from 1993 to 1996. He came under fire for allegations of migration fraud. He resigned from the ALP in 2000 and served out his term as an independent, losing in 2001. He later served time in prison.
Calwell was won in 2001 by Maria Vamvakinou, and she has held the seat ever since.
- Maria Vamvakinou (Labor)
Calwell is a very safe Labor seat.
|Megan Deanne Searls||Animal Justice||3,229||3.6||+3.6||3.4|
|Michael Amon Lakkis||Independent||3,115||3.5||+3.5||3.0|
2016 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Calwell have been divided into three parts: north, south-east and south-west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 63.7% in the south-west to 81.7% in the south-east.
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Two-party-preferred votes in Calwell at the 2016 federal election
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