Christine Campbell, since 1996.
Northern Melbourne. Pascoe Vale covers northern parts of the City of Moreland, specifically the suburbs of Coburg North, Hadfield, Oak Park and Pascoe Vale and parts of the suburbs of Coburg, Glenroy and Pascoe Vale South.
Pascoe Vale’s northern boundaries underwent some changes, losing Gowanbrae to Sunbury and gained parts of Glenroy and Hadfield from Broadmeadows. These changes increased the Labor margin from 17.8% to 18.5%.
Pascoe Vale has existed in two incarnations, first for a single term in the 1950s and then again since 1985. In that time it has always been held by the ALP.
The original Pascoe Vale was created for the 1955 election, when it was won by the ALP’s Arthur Drakeford. He had previously held the seat of Essendon for one term in the 1940s. The seat was abolished after only one term.
Pascoe Vale was recreated in 1985, and was won by the ALP’s Cyril Edwards. He had previously been Member for Moonee Ponds and Ascot Vale, serving continuously from 1967 until his retirement at the 1988 election.
In 1988 Pascoe Vale was won by Deputy Mayor of Coburg, Kelvin Thomson. He served as Member for Pascoe Vale until he resigned in March 1996 to contest the federal seat of Wills. The federal election was held only four weeks before the Victorian state election, so no by-election was held. Thomson has served as Member for Wills ever since, and served as a shadow minister prior to the ALP winning government in 2007.
Pascoe Vale was won at the 1996 state election by Christine Campbell. Campbell served as a minister from 1999 to 2010, and was re-elected at the 1999, 2002, 2006 and 2010 elections.
Sitting Labor MP Christine Campbell is not running for re-election.
- Sean Brocklehurst (Socialist Alliance)
- Liam Farrelly (Greens)
- Thomas Ha (Family First)
- Jacqueline Khoo (Liberal)
- Lizzie Blandthorn (Labor)
- Francesco Timpano (Independent)
Pascoe Vale is a very safe Labor seat.
2010 election result
2010 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Pascoe Vale have been divided into three areas, named after the three main suburbs in the electorate: Coburg in the south-east, Glenroy in the north-west, and Pascoe Vale in the centre.
The ALP won a large majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 66.7% in Pascoe Vale to 73% in Coburg.
The Greens vote ranged from 11.4% in Glenroy to 22.9% in Coburg.
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