Michael Danby MHR

Tel:  (03) 9534 8126
Fax: (03) 9534 1575

117 Fitzroy Street
St Kilda VIC 3182

PO Box 2086
St Kilda West 3182

Michael Danby, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports, has defied predictions and increased his margin in the seat of Melbourne Ports. Despite a national swing against the Labor Party in Australia and Victoria, Mr Danby has, to date, increased his majority from 5.8% to 6.2%

“I put this result down to hard work and a commitment to the community I represent. Despite the changing demographic and increased affluence moving into this electorate, it’s reassuring to know people here still vote with their conscience, said Mr Danby.

“I am honoured to represent this electorate for another three years. I have lived in Melbourne Ports all my life and I value the opportunity to represent this diverse and tolerant section of Australia.

“I want to thank everyone who voted in Melbourne Ports. I will continue to provide strong representation in Canberra for all Melbourne Ports residents, regardless of whether they voted Labor, Liberal, Green, or Democrat.

Although the ALP primary vote dropped in most booths, this was mainly due to increases in the Green and Democrat vote, nearly all of which came back to the ALP as preferences. The highest primary vote for the ALP was 69.6% at Sandridge, which also recorded the highest two-party ALP vote at 76.2%. The biggest two-party swings to the ALP were at St Kilda Beach (7.3%) and Ripponlea East (4.3%).

Labor recorded solid or increased majorities in the St Kilda and Elwood area, a lower but still comfortable majority in the South Melbourne and Port Melbourne areas, and held its own in Caulfield, a traditionally Liberal area. There is every indication that Labor retained its basis of support in the Jewish community, the ethnic communities, among the elderly and in the gay and lesbian community, either as primary votes or
second preferences.


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