Suburbs: Armstrong Creek, Bannockburn, Barrabool, Barwon Heads, Bellarine, Bellbrae, Bells Beach, Breamlea, Buckley, Clifton Springs, Connewarre, Curlewis, Freshwater Creek, Gherang, Gheringhap, Gnarwarre, Grovedale, Hesse, Indented Head, Inverleigh, Leopold, Marcus Hill, Modewarre, Moriac, Moolap, Mount Duneed, Mount Moriac, Murgheboluc, Ocean Grove, Paraparap, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Queenscliff, St Leonards, Swan Bay, Swan Island, Torquay, Wallington, Waurn Ponds, Wurdiboluc. parts of Batesford, Newcomb and Stonehaven
Voters: 116,461 voters
Area: 1509 sq km.
Quota: 58,231 votes required to be elected, subject to change based on voter turnout, informal votes and changes to the roll
Candidates Forum: TBA
Current Representative: Libby Coker (Labor)
Number of Candidates Last Time: 8 candidates in 2019
The purple area indicates the new boundaries for the 2022 election, the grey area indicates the 2019 boundaries.
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Interview with Mitchell Dye on May 18th 2021:
Interview with Mitchell Dye on September 13th 2021:
Interview with Mitchell Dye on August 23rd 2021:
Political views: Liberal[source]
Interview with Mitchell Dye on September 20th 2021:
Other electorates in this election:
Corangamite has previously been a safe seat for the Liberal party, with MP Stewart McArthur representing the electorate from 1984-2007. Electoral boundary changes have progressively made Corangamite less of a rural Western District electorate and more of a second Geelong electorate. This has seen the seat become increasingly marginal over time. In 2007, Labor won the seat for the first time since 1929 with Darren Cheeseman achieving a 6% swing to gain the seat for Labor. Cheeseman was re-elected in 2010. In 2013, Sarah Henderson took the seat back for the Liberal party with a 4% swing and was re-elected in 2016. In 2019, electoral boundary changes made the seat notionally Labor, and Libby Coker won the seat back for the Labor party with a 1% swing.
The 2019 election in Corangamite saw eight candidates stand – incumbent MP Sarah Henderson, Labor’s Libby Coker, Simon Northeast from The Greens, Independent Damien Cole, Mandy Grimley from the Justice Party, Neil Harvey for the United Australia Party, Naomi Adams for the Animal Justice Party and Ian Erskine for Rise Up Australia. Only the Liberal and Labor candidates achieved a primary vote greater than 10%. The final 2PP figure was 51-49 in favour of Labor.
For the 2022 election, the seat has seen further boundary changes, losing big parts of the Surf Coast and making the seat effectively a Bellarine Peninsula and southern Geelong electorate.
The 2019 Corangamite Candidates forum was held at The Pulse on 30 April 2019. Five of the eight candidates attended. You can listen back to the forum here.
The 2016 Corangamite Candidates forum was held at The Pulse on 21 June 2016. You can listen back to the forum here.
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