Corangamite

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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

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The purple area indicates the new boundaries for the 2022 election, the grey area indicates the 2019 boundaries.

Candidates

Candidates (5):

Stephanie AsherLiberalView
Paul BarkerLiberal DemocratsView
Libby CokerLaborView
Alex MarshallGreensView
Tom RoeIndependentView

 Stephanie Asher

Stephanie AsherLiberal

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Interview with Mitchell Dye on November 2nd 2021:

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 Paul Barker

Paul BarkerLiberal Democrats

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Interview with Mitchell Dye on November 16th 2021:

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 Libby Coker

Libby CokerLabor

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Interview with Mitchell Dye on August 23rd 2021:

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 Alex Marshall

Alex MarshallGreens

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Interview with Mitchell Dye on August 6th 2019:

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 Tom Roe

Tom RoeIndependent

Political views: Liberal[source]

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Interview with Mitchell Dye on November 15th 2021:

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Other electorates in this election:

Corio- 1 candidates | Victoria (Senate)- 6 candidates

Last Time

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.

Previous Candidates Forums

Mitchell Dye with corangamite Candidates2019 Candidates Forum

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.

2016 Candidates Forum

The 2016 Corangamite Candidates forum was held at The Pulse on 21 June 2016. You can listen back to the forum here.