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MELBOURNE

Held by: Adam Bandt

Party: Australian Greens

Since: 2010

Margin: GRN 19.0

Redistribution details: The seat becomes a slightly stronger hold for the incumbent Greens’ MP Adam Bandt, with some strong Labor areas lost to Maribyrnong, while picking up small parts of Brunswick East and Clifton Hill.

Key Comments: With its intense inner city focus, Melbourne is one of the most progressive seats in the country, recording the nation’s equal highest Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. It had been held by Labor since 1904 until insurgent Greens made it marginal in 2007, before Bandt captured the seat in 2010. He was returned in 2013 and 2016.

Melbourne: battle for a Greens stronghold

Macleay College, Wolfgang Buckley

Once considered a safe Labor seat, the electorate of Melbourne has been in the hands of the Greens since 2010 and has become a symbol of progressive Victoria. But is this the year the ALP regains its long-held seat?

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Adam Bandt: Greens lower house hero not taking things for granted

Macleay College, Fatima Halloum

When Adam Bandt gave up his position as a partner in a successful law firm, he didn’t imagine fulfilment of his political ambitions would be so swift and resounding.

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A low-key Liberal hope in Melbourne

Fatima Halloum, Macleay College

Liberal candidate Lauren Sherson has kept her fight to win the seat of Melbourne on the down-low.

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Once a Green, he’s now for Clive Palmer

Helena Abdou, Macleay College

Tony Pecora is the standout odd candidate in the progressive seat of Melbourne: he was once a member of the Greens but is standing for Clive Palmer's conservative, controversial and potentially influential United Australia Party.

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