The Junction



Northcote
Electorate: Northcote
Held by: Lidia Thorpe (Australian Greens) 2017
Swing +/- to MP 2014:
Margin: 29.82 ** based on ALP win at 2014 election, seat now held by Greens after a by-election

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Northcote is famous for its city views and high concentration of ‘hipsters’. The change in demographics has transformed this once Labor strong-hold to a Green electorate. Lidia Thorpe, Greens, convincingly beat the Labor candidate, Clare Burns, in the 2017 by-election.

 


Monash University, Sarah Emery

Anchored between Merri Creek and Darebin Creek is the district of Northcote, an inner metropolitan seat first established in 1927 and held successively by Labor until the 2017 by-election. Since 2002, the Greens have gained momentum in Northcote, adding pressure to Labor and pushing Liberal candidates further out of the contest. The electorate includes the suburbs of Alphington, Fairfield, Thornbury,...

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Greens: Lidia Thorpe

Monash University, Sarah Emery

Lidia Thorpe won Northcote after a major swing away from Labor in the 2017 by election.

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Save the Planet Party: Bryony Edwards

Monash University, Marcus Chick

To Bryony Edwards, candidate for the Save the Planet Party, changing the system is more important than winning votes.

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