Victorian election 2014

Mill Park

Margin: Labor 16.9%
Region: Northern Metropolitan
Federal: Scullin (83%)/McEwen (17%)

Candidates in ballot paper order

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JEREMY GRAHAM
Greens

PETER SIMMONS
Family First

LILY D’AMBROSIO
Labor (top)

GEORGE VARUGHESE
Liberal (bottom)

2010 BOOTH RESULTS MAP

PAST RESULTS

DEMOGRAPHICS

RESULTS MAP: Two-party preferred booth results from 2010 state election showing Liberal majority in blue and Labor in red. New boundaries in thicker blue lines, old ones in thinner red lines. Boundary data courtesy of Ben Raue of The Tally Room.

PAST RESULTS: Break at 1999 represents effect of the subsequent redistribution.

DEMOGRAPHICS: Based on 2012 census. School Leavers is percentage of high school graduates divided by persons over 18. LOTE is number identified as speaking language other than English at home, divided by total population.

The safe Labor seat of Mill Park is located at Melbourne’s growing northern edge, covering most of Mill Park in the south, the entirety of South Morang in the north east. Its north-west includes the eastern part of Epping, together with a corner of Wollert that encompasses a new housing estate. The redistribution has cut the Labor margin by 2.6% by shifting the electorate northwards, adding over 15,000 voters in Epping, South Morang and Wollert from Yan Yean, while in the south 8000 voters in northern Bundoora and southern Mill Park are transferred to Bundoora.

The Mill Park electorate was created in 1992, and has consistently been held for Labor by double-digit margins. Its inaugural member was Alex Adrianopolous, who shifted from the abolished western suburbs of St Albans, which he had held since 1985. Adrianopolous was succeeded upon his retirement in 2002 by his electorate officer and Socialist Left colleague Lily D’Ambrosio, who had previously been an official for the Australian Services Union. D’Ambrosio served as a parliamentary secretary after the 2006 election and then in cabinet as Community Development Minister from January 2010. In opposition she took on the portfolios of consumer protection and energy and resources, but lost the former in a reshuffle in December 2013.