The Junction



Electorate:  Geelong
Held by:  Christine Couzens (Labor, 2014)
Swing +/- to MP 2014  + 2.1 per cent
2-Part Pref +/- Swing 2014  

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Ex-Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons, known for his flamboyant outfits and regular mohawk haircut, will contest the seat of Geelong as an Independent. He has regularly publicly criticised sitting member Christine Couzens, who in retaliation has often pointed out that the former paparazzi king and reality TV show contestant was sacked from his mayoral role, along with the rest of his Geelong councillors, after a bullying investigation.

 

Deakin University, Olivia Reed

Ex-Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons, a former paparazzi king and reality TV show contestant, has long been a vocal critic of sitting Labor member Christine Couzens and will run against her as an independent.

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Independent: Darryn Lyons

Darryn Lyons is best known in Geelong as the mohawked mayor. His flamboyant style saw him win the mayoral vote in 2013, but three years later he and fellow councillors were sacked.

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Independent: Gottfried Wolf

Gottfried 'Goff' Wolf, a retired Shell worker, wants to see the return of capital punishment.

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Animal Justice: Jacki Jacka

Jacki Jacka has worked as a nurse and is passionate about helping animals.

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Victorian Socialists: Sarah Hathway

Sarah Hathway played a lead role in the local campaign for marriage equality through her involvement with Geelong Rainbow Inc and Say Yes Geelong groups.

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Liberals: Freya Fidge

Freya Fidge's family has a long history in local government - both her father and grandfather have been mayors of Geelong.

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Labor: Christine Couzens

Christine Couzens has previously worked as an electorate officer for former Member for Geelong Ian Trezise, as a community law advisor and as a community development officer.

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Results of the last election

Candidate  Party  1st pref votes  % of 1st pref votes
PEGAN, Pedro SHOOTERS AND FISHERS PARTY VICTORIA 1021  2.54%
LEEN, Tony AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY ALLIANCE 564  1.40%
HATHWAY, Sarah SOCIALIST ALLIANCE 468  1.16%
MANN, Douglas James  INDEPENDENT 659  1.64%
KONTELJ, Paula LIBERAL 15232  37.84%
LINDSAY, Bruce AUSTRALIAN GREENS 4833  12.01%
CLARK, Ruth FAMILY FIRST 962  2.39%
COUZENS, Christine AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY 16516  41.03%

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