- Held by: Lorraine Wreford (Lib)
- Since: 2010
- Swing at 2010 election: +6.1 per cent
- Redistribution details: Mordialloc has changed significantly. It has been extended south along the bay and along the Nepean Highway. It has lost large portions of Highett and Springvale and gained Aspendale and Chelsea. Consequently it has become a little more ALP-inclined with its Liberal margin falling from 2.1 per cent to 1.5 per cent
- Size of electorate: 38 square kilometres
KEY COMMENTS: Labor is confident it can regain the seat. Main issues are public transport, particularly rail safety, law and order, protection of the Green Wedge and planning.
Mordialloc a crucial shifting sandbelt seat
Mordialloc, a suburban electorate on Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, will be a key battleground for the major parties with a swing of just 1.5 per cent needed to return it to the Labor Party.
It is one of so-called sandbelt electorates in Melbourne’s south-east that delivered the election to the Liberals in the last election and could easily swing the other way this time round.
Public transport, education and environmental protection are major issues first-time ALP candidate Tim Richardson believes will help turn swinging Mordialloc voters in his direction. Mordialloc is a bellwether for the state campaign because the winner…