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LA TROBE

Held by: Jason Wood

Party: Liberal Party

Since: September 2013 Federal election, when he won the seat back from Laura Smyth (ALP). Wood previously held La Trobe from 2004 – 2010.

Margin: LIB 3.2

Redistribution details: NA

Key Comments: Jason Wood (LNP) is the incumbent representative contesting La Trobe. It’s a “marginal” seat which has the potential to swing either way. La Trobe is one of 30% of seats in which the competition between the ALP and Liberal party will determine which of the major parties will form government. Education, roads and cost of living are the greatest concerns for this electorate.

Fierce contest expected in classic swing seat of La Trobe

La Trobe University, Nadia Mahroof

Historically unpredictable, the seat of La Trobe has the propensity to swing either way.

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One Nation fields La Trobe candidate for the first time

La Trobe University, Ashleigh Phillips

Despite running her own business and juggling the demands of having a young family Esther Baker has recently taken on a new challenge, running for the seat of La Trobe as a One Nation representative.

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Law enforcement high on agenda for La Trobe incumbent

La Trobe University, Brittany Carlson

If re-elected in La Trobe, former detective Jason Wood (LNP) says he will pursue a strong law enforcement agenda.

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Muted response to law and order campaign in La Trobe

La Trobe University

Residents in the outer metropolitan seat of La Trobe have rejected a dramatic law and order campaign by local political representatives, while acknowledging that safety can be an issue in the electorate.

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