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Division of Melbourne

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Created  1901
Electors  111,628 (2016)
Founded  1901
Member of parliament  Adam Bandt
Namesake  Melbourne
MP  Adam Bandt
Demographic  Inner Metropolitan
Area  46 kmĀ²
Elector  111,628
Party  Australian Greens
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The Division of Melbourne is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria, represented since the 2010 election by Adam Bandt, a member of the Greens.

The Division was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. The Division of Melbourne encompasses the City of Melbourne and the suburbs of Abbotsford, Ascot Vale, Burnley, Carlton, Carlton North, Collingwood, Cremorne, Docklands, East Melbourne, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Kensington, North Melbourne, Parkville, Princes Hill, Richmond, Travancore and West Melbourne. The area has heavy and light engineering, extensive manufacturing, commercial and retail activities (including Melbourne markets and central business district), dockyards, clothing and footwear industries, warehousing and distributing of whitegoods, building and other general goods. This capital city electorate's northern boundary is formed by Maribyrnong Road, Ormond Road, Park Street, Sydney Road and Glenlyon Road between the Yarra River, Maribyrnong River and Merri Creek.

Traditionally a very safe Labor seat, Melbourne was held by Labor for 106 years from 1904 to 2010, with former Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell the highest profile member. At the 2007 election, Melbourne became a marginal seat for the first time, with the Greens candidate Adam Bandt taking second place on a two candidate preferred basis, leaving Labor with 54.71 percent of the vote. On a two party preferred basis with the Liberals, Labor finished with 72.27, an increase of 1.13 percentage points. At the 2010 election however, following the retirement of former member and Minister for Finance and Deregulation Lindsay Tanner, Labor lost Melbourne to the Greens, with Bandt securing victory over Labor candidate Cath Bowtell. Bandt retained his seat at the 2013 and 2016 elections.

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Division of Melbourne Wikipedia


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