Colin Brooks, since 2006.
Northern Melbourne. Bundoora covers parts of Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea councils, and the suburbs of Bundoora, Kingsbury and Watsonia and parts of Greensborough, Macleod, Mill Park and Yallambie.
Bundoora moved north, losing areas to Ivanhoe in the south (including most of Macleod and Yallambie) and expanded north to take in more of Bundoora and Mill Park from the seat of Mill Park. These changes increased the Labor margin from 7.6% to 10.9%.
The electoral district of Bundoora was first created prior to the 1976 election, and has always been held by the ALP.
The seat was first won in 1976 by John Cain Junior, son of the former Labor Premier. Cain was elected Labor leader in 1981, and led the party to victory at the 1982 election. Cain won re-election in 1985 and 1988. Cain resigned as Premier in 1990, and retired at the 1992 election.
In 1992, Bundoora was won by the ALP’s Sherryl Garbutt. Garbutt had been elected in the 1989 Greensborough by-election, but that seat was abolished in the redistribution before the 1992 election.
Garbutt was promoted to the Labor frontbench after their 1992 election loss, and became a minister in the Bracks government in 1999.
She retired at the 2006 election. Justin Madden, the former footballer who served as a Minister in the Legislative Council, was originally preselected to fill the seat, with his upper house seat slated to be abolished by Legislative Council reforms. Madden found another upper house seat, and the ALP preselected former Banyule councillor Colin Brooks, who won the seat in 2006.
Colin Brooks was re-elected in 2010.
Bundoora is a reasonably safe Labor seat.
2010 election result
|Luke Conlon||Family First||915||2.82||-2.06||3.41|
|Catherine O’Farrell||Democratic Labor||707||2.18||+2.18||1.86|
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Bundoora have been divided into two parts: east and west.
The ALP won a majority of two-party-preferred votes in both areas: 56% in the east and 62.7% in the west.
The Greens came third, with 7.7% in the west and 10.6% in the east.
|Voter group||GRN %||ALP 2PP %||Total||% of votes|