Kate Thwaites, since 2019.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
North-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Jagajaga covers the entire Banyule council area and southern parts of Nillumbik council area. Key suburbs include Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Eaglemont, Rosanna, Viewbank, Yallambie, Montmorency, St Helena, Watsonia North and Eltham.
The north-eastern end of Jagajaga rotated away from the north and to the west, losing Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek and Plenty to McEwen and gaining Eltham from Menzies. These changes reduced the Labor margin from 6.6% to 5.9%.
Jagajaga was first won in 1984 by Peter Staples, who had previously won the seat of Diamond Valley at the 1983 election, before it was abolished in 1984.
Staples was appointed as a junior minister after the 1987 election, and served until a reshuffle in 1993, and served as a backbencher until his retirement at the 1996 election.
Jagajaga was won in 1996 by Jenny Macklin, and she was re-elected seven times, retiring in 2019. Macklin served as a shadow minister for the entirety of the Howard government. She was Deputy Leader from the 2001 election until 2006, when she was defeated by Julia Gillard when Kevin Rudd defeated Kim Beazley for the party’s leadership.
Macklin served as a minister in the Labor government from 2007 to 2013.
Macklin was succeeded in 2019 by Labor candidate Kate Thwaites.
|Maria Marcia Rigoni||United Australia Party||3,652||3.7||+3.7||3.5|
|Jeff Truscott||Rise Up Australia||1,345||1.4||+1.4||1.1|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Jagajaga have been divided into three areas: central, east and south. “East” covers all booths in the Nillumbik council area.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 54.3% in the east to 63% in the south.
The Greens vote ranged from 14% in the centre to 19.1% in the south.
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