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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Fiona Patten’s Reason Party: Franca Smarrelli

Monash University, Marcus Chick

According to this candidate healthy communities need culture to stay resilient.

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Liberals: John MacIsaac

Monash University, Sarah Emery

A very small l Liberal candidate nominated in the 11th hour in Northcote.

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Labor: Kat Theophanous

Monash University, Nora Elbaroudi

Public transport, school funding and gender equality top of the agenda for this second generation Labor candidate.

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Liberal Democrats: Samuel Fink

Monash University, Marcus Chick

The remote candidate - a Gippsland resident is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Northcote.

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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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Labor takes back Northcote

Monash University, Sarah Emery and Marcus Chick

Labor won the day in Northcote taking back its traditional strong hold.

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Animal Justice Party: David Bramante

Monash University, Marcus Chick

According to the AJP, animals need a voice in the Victorian parliament. This candidate promises to be that voice.

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Northcote parents blast government for lack of school funding

Monash University, Marcus Chick

Parents in Northcote launch new lobby and advocacy group. They've had enough of governments not providing basic funding for schools.

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