Yuroke – Victoria 2014

ALP 16.0%

Incumbent MP
Liz Beattie, since 2002.  Previously Member for Tullamarine 1999-2002.

Geography
North-western fringe of Melbourne. Yuroke covers central parts of the City of Hume, including the suburbs of Craigieburn, Greenvale, Kalkallo and Yuroke and parts of Roxburgh Park and Westmeadows.

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

Redistribution
Yuroke lost southern parts of the electorate, including Melbourne Airport and the suburbs of Gladstone Park and Tullamarine. These changes increased the Labor margin from 15.3% to 16.0%.

History
Yuroke was created in 2002, replacing the abolished seat of Tullamarine. The seat has been a safe Labor seat at both elections since its creation.

The seat was won in 2002 by Liz Beattie. She had previously been Member for Tullamarine for one term, winning it off the Liberal Party in 1999. Beattie was re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

Candidates
Sitting Labor MP Liz Beattie is not running for re-election.

Assessment
Yuroke is a safe Labor seat.

2010 election result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Liz Beattie Labor 23,53755.22-7.9956.20
Philip Cutler Liberal 13,25931.11+7.1830.50
Graham Dawson Greens 4,1289.68+2.129.21
Ian CransonFamily First1,7023.99-1.304.09

2010 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Liz Beattie Labor 27,84165.29-4.9065.95
Philip Cutler Liberal 14,80234.71+4.934.05
Polling places in Yuroke at the 2010 Victorian state election. Craigieburn in yellow, Greenvale in red, North in blue, Roxburgh in green. Click to enlarge.
Polling places in Yuroke at the 2010 Victorian state election. Craigieburn in yellow, Greenvale in red, North in blue, Roxburgh in green. Click to enlarge.

Booth breakdown
Booths in Yuroke have been divided into four areas, grouped around three main suburbs of Craigieburn, Greenvale, Roxburgh, and another group covering the north of the electorate.

The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 58.2% in Greenvale to 73.3% in Craigieburn.

Voter groupGRN %ALP 2PP %Total% of votes
Craigieburn9.0773.289,34629.54
Greenvale8.5058.158,26826.13
Roxburgh9.9372.223,84612.16
North7.0563.702,6518.38
Other votes10.5662.917,53023.80
Two-party-preferred votes in Yuroke at the 2010 Victorian state election.
Two-party-preferred votes in Yuroke at the 2010 Victorian state election.

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