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Northern Victoria – regional profile

Northvic-LCNorthern Victoria is one of eight regions used for the Victorian Legislative Council. The region covers eleven seats in northern Victoria and on the northern fringe of Melbourne. The Nationals hold five of the eleven seats in the region, along with three Labor seats and three Liberal seats.

The last two elections both produced the same result: two Liberal MLCs, two Labor MLCs and one National MLC.

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Northern Metropolitan – regional profile

Northmetro-LCNorthern Metropolitan is one of eight regions used for the Victorian Legislative Council. The region covers eleven seats to the north of the Melbourne city centre, and including the city centre itself. All eleven seats in the region are held by Labor.

The first proportional representation election saw the region elect three Labor MLCs, along with one Liberal and one Green. In 2010, Labor lost its third seat to a second Liberal.

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Eastern Victoria – regional profile

Eastvic-LCEastern Victoria is one of eight regions used for the Victorian Legislative Council. The region covers eleven seats in regional Victoria to the east of Melbourne, and on the south-eastern fringe of Melbourne. The Liberal Party holds eight seats in this region, and the Nationals hold the other three seats.

The last two elections both produced the same result: two Liberal MLCs, two Labor MLCs and one National MLC.

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Eastern Metropolitan – regional profile

Eastmetro-LCEastern Metropolitan is one of eight regions used for the Victorian Legislative Council. The region covers eleven seats to the east of the Melbourne city centre – nine south of the Yarra River, and two north of the river. For lower house elections, the Liberal Party holds all nine seats south of the river, and Labor holds both seats north of the river.

The last two elections both produced the same result: three Liberal MLCs, and two Labor MLCs.

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Seat #76: Eltham

Eltham1-2PPEltham is a marginal Labor seat in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, covering Briar Hill, Diamond Creek, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Kangaroo Ground Lower Plenty, Montmorency, Research and parts of St Helena and Watsons Creek. Eltham is one of two seats on the north side of the Yarra River included in the Eastern Melbourne region.

Labor’s Steve Herbert has held Eltham since 2002, but is retiring this year. The ALP holds Eltham by a 0.8% margin.

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Seat #75: Albert Park

Albertpark1-2PPAlbert Park is a marginal Labor seat in the inner south of Melbourne, covering Albert Park, Middle Park, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne and parts of St Kilda.

Labor’s Martin Foley has held Albert Park since a 2007 by-election. The recent redistribution cut the Labor margin from 2.1% to 0.9%.

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Seat #74: Cranbourne

Cranbourne1-2PPCranbourne is a marginal Labor seat in south-eastern Melbourne, covering Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne West, Botanic Ridge, Junction Village and parts of Clyde, Clyde North, Devon Meadows, Lynbrook and Lyndhurst.

Cranbourne has been held by Labor’s Jude Perera since 2002, and following the redistribution Perera holds Cranbourne by a 1.1% margin.

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Seat #73: Buninyong

Buninyong1-2PPBuninyong is a marginal Labor seat in western Victoria, covering areas to the southeast of Ballarat, as well as Buninyong, Ballan, Haddon, Meredith and Mount Clear.

Buninyong is a new name for the seat of Ballarat East, which has been held by Labor’s Geoff Howard since 1999. Howard holds the redrawn seat by a 1.6% margin.

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Seat #72: Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe1-2PPIvanhoe is a marginal Labor seat in northern Melbourne, covering Eaglemont, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Rosanna, View Bank and parts of Macleod and Yallambie.

Labor MP Anthony Carbines won the seat in 2010 after defeating then-Labor MP Craig Langdon for preselection.

Carbines holds Ivanhoe by a 1.8% margin, and will be facing off against Langdon, running this time as an independent, as well as a Liberal opponent.

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Seat #71: Macedon

Macedon1-2PPMacedon is a marginal Labor seat to the northwest of Melbourne, covering Gisborne, Macedon, Woodend, Hepburn Springs, Malsbury and Kyneton.

Labor MP Joanne Duncan has represented the area since 1999, including in Macedon since the seat was created in 2002. Duncan currently holds Macedon by a 2.3% margin.

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