- Held by: Bill Sykes – Nationals (Benalla), Cindy McLeish – Liberal (Seymour), Paul Weller – Nationals (Rodney)
- Since: 2002 (Benalla), 2010 (Seymour), 2006 for (Rodney)
- Redistribution details: A new seat that combines the previous electorates of Benalla, Seymour, Rodney and a small part of Shepparton. Other parts of Benalla and Seymour now form part of the new seat of Eildon.
- Size of electorate: 11,635 sq. km
KEY COMMENTS: This big new electorate encompasses many communities that don’t necessarily cohere. The boundary redraw was controversial, and with the Liberal Party deciding to contest the seat there is now a strong three-way battle, with the possibility of popular independents yet to nominate.
Anything could happen in Euroa mash
A diversity of people and landscapes have been mashed together to form the new electorate of Euroa. Tree-changers, commuters, farmers, viticulturists and country people are all part of a notionally conservative area, but in fact the different parts of the electorate have little in common.
Towns on Melbourne’s urban fringe are combined with more distant rural townships such as Violet Town and Benalla.
The seat has been formed out of the abolished National Party held seats of Benalla and Rodney, and the Liberal seat of Seymour. Euroa is considered by many to be a safe National seat with a notional 13.6 per cent margin, but in fact it may not be that simple…
By Ronelle Richards. The rivalry between Labor and Nationals candidates for the seat of Euroa escalated on a radio interview on Friday morning. The interview on local radio ABC Goulburn Murray featured the National’s candidate Ms Stephanie Ryan, the Labor candidate Ms Clare Malcolm and Liberal candidate Mr Tony Schneider.read more
By Ronelle Richards. A former Victorian Environmental Sustainability Commissioner who quit last March in protest at the Napthine government’s policies has started a new political group in the seat of Euroa.read more