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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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Age just a number for Greens candidate Amy Gregorovich

La Trobe, Kate Pantelidis, Stephanie Arturi

Running a political campaign isn’t easy - especially when you’re going to university at the same time.

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La Trobe UAP candidate focuses campaign on energy and environment

La Trobe University, Chloe Simmons

Former tour company owner and managing director Duncan Dean has put his hand up to run for the United Australia Party in La Trobe. Mr. Dean believes that the current ‘two party’ system is failing Australians. He sees both the Liberal Party and the ALP as self-interested entities out of touch with the needs of everyday people. The leadership turmoil experienced by the major parties over...

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In marginal La Trobe, Labor candidate pledges education, mental health funding

La Trobe University, Sunehra Ahmed

If elected he plans to set up a $AU22.4 million mental health ward in Casey Hospital, with the endorsement of Labor leader Bill Shorten

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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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Election day: view from La Trobe

La Trobe University, Matthew Ellis, Louis Phillips

In order for Labor to take La Trobe, it would need a swing of four percentage points in the classic swing seat.Matthew Ellis reports from La Trobe for Election 2019.

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La Trobe residents say local fire warning system is working

La Trobe University, Matthew Lynch, Matthew Ellis

Local residents have refuted concerns raised at a CFA organised community meeting in Warburton, over the loss of landline telephones and poor mobile coverage.

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La Trobe residents voice frustrations over crime and safety

La Trobe University, Marcus Uhe

What followed the state election in the federal seat of La Trobe in Melbourne’s south east raised eyebrows.

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Muted response to law and order campaign in La Trobe

La Trobe University, Josie Douglass, Natasha Pietrobuono

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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