Mill Park – Victoria 2014

ALP 16.9%

Incumbent MP
Lily D’Ambrosio, since 2002.

Geography
Outer northern Melbourne. Mill Park covers southern parts of the Ctiy of Whittlesea, specifically the suburb of South Morang and parts of Epping, Mill Park and Wollert.

Map of Mill Park's 2010 and 2014 boundaries. 2010 boundaries marked as red lines, 2014 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.
Map of Mill Park’s 2010 and 2014 boundaries. 2010 boundaries marked as red lines, 2014 boundaries marked as white area. Click to enlarge.

Redistribution
Mill Park shifted north, losing part of Mill Park to Bundoora and the remainder of Lalor and Thomastown to Thomastown. In exchange, Mill Park gained parts of Epping and South Morang from Epping. These changes cut the Labor margin from 19.5% to 16.9%.

History
The electoral district of Mill Park was first created prior to the 1992 redistribution. It has been won by the ALP at all five elections since it’s creation.

Mill Park was first won in 1992 by Alex Andrianopoulos who had held the seat of St Albans since 1985, before his district was abolished in 1992. He was elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly after the ALP’s election win in 1999 and served in the role until his retirement in 2002.

Andrianopoulos was succeeded in 2002 by his former electorate officer Lily D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio was re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Candidates

Assessment
Mill Park is a safe Labor seat.

2010 election result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Lily D’Ambrosio Labor 21,86160.89-1.1657.32
Peter Chugha Liberal 9,53726.56+4.329.05
Gurm Sekhon Greens 2,6057.26+1.226.64
Phillip CoggerFamily First1,9015.29-2.204.85
Democratic Labor2.13

2010 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Lily D’Ambrosio Labor 24,96669.45-1.3466.90
Peter Chugha Liberal 10,98230.55+1.3433.10
Polling places in Mill Park at the 2010 Victorian state election. East in green, South in orange, West in blue. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Mill Park at the 2010 Victorian state election. East in green, South in orange, West in blue. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths in Mill Park have been divided into three areas: east, south and west.

The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote ranging from 59.5% in the east to 69% in the south.

Voter groupGRN %ALP 2PP %Total% of votes
South6.9469.019,32330.35
East5.9159.507,81825.45
West6.8968.867,72625.15
Other votes6.8265.225,84919.04
Two-party-preferred votes in Mill Park at the 2010 Victorian state election.
Two-party-preferred votes in Mill Park at the 2010 Victorian state election.