Victorian election 2014

Werribee

Margin: Labor 11.4%
Region: Western Metropolitan
Federal: Lalor

Candidates in ballot paper order

werribee-alp

werribee-lib

TIM PALLAS
Labor (top)

TARUN SINGH
Liberal (bottom)

BRO SHEFFIELD-BROTHERTON
Greens

NHAN HOANG TRAN
Voice for the West

ANNE OKUMU
Australian Christians

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 rapid growth of western Melbourne required the creation of two new electorates in the redistribution, which in the case of Werribee has been accomplished by reviving a seat abolished at the previous redistribution in 2002, while maintaining the seat of Tarneit that was created in its place. Tarneit provides the recreated Werribee with its more populous eastern end, encompassing 25,000 voters in the bulk of Werribee proper, part of Hoppers Crossing, and the coastal stretch at Werribee South. The remainder includes Wyndham Vale and undeveloped areas further to the west, accounting for 14,000 voters who were previously in Lara.

Werribee will be consted for Labor by the member for Tarneit, Tim Pallas, former chief-of-staff to Steve Bracks who came to parliament at the 2006 election. He did so at the expense of the existing member for Tarneit, Mary Gillett, as Bracks insisted that a seat be found for him. Reflecting his seniority and backing in the Right, Pallas was immediately elevated to cabinet as Roads and Ports Minister, and further gained the major projects portfolio in December 2008. His portfolio load in opposition initially consisted of employment, industrial relations, ports and major projects and infrastructure, and he won further promotion to Shadow Treasurer in February 2013 after Tim Holding quit politics, while also retaining the employment portfolio.