Let’s look at the stats for Bendigo in the last federal election in 2013
Labor just squeaked in with 51% -phew!
– after getting 80% of Greens preferences (the last to be knocked out, except the Libs)
That looks close doesn’t it?
But don’t get too excited, no one is predicting an upset here.
When Lisa Chesters took over from Steve Gibbons the vote dropped 8%
Now that we have all got used to Lisa, her vote should go back up again.
The Greens vote dropped from 12% to 9% in 2013 but it looks like it will bounce back this time and may even get a top up. At the present rate of growth The Greens should take the seat before the end of the century, if all goes according to plan.
Assorted Nutjobs 5%
Gnats 5% (slightly less than Informal – how embarrassing!)
The Gnats got up to 7% before being knocked out.
Labor got 30% of their preference and Greens got 12%
Greens got up to 12% before being knocked out
The Libs got 18% of their preferences and Labor got the rest
Now let’s have a squizz at the stats for our little shire here in Sleepy Hollow
I have painstakingly gone to the trouble of collating the stats from all eleven booths in our shire in order to get a glimpse into our own little bubble.
Assorted Nutjobs 9%
Two Party Preferred
Now let’s get up close and personal –
Top Booth for the Greens
Guildford – 28% Well done team!
The Greens out voted the Liberals in only 2 booths
Castlemaine North and Guildford
(possibly the only 2 booths to do so outside inner-city Melbourne)
Highest Labor vote in the entire electorate:
Castlemaine North – 70% (TPP)