Federal Melbourne declared, now Greens/Liberal seat

The Australian Electoral Commission today declared the Federal Electorate of Melbourne for the Greens’ Adam Bandt and confirmed that this election’s results place it as a Greens/Liberal seat. Mr Bandt has been re-elected to serve his third term as Federal Member for Melbourne after first being elected in 2010.

“I am extremely proud to have been re-elected to represent the wonderful people of Melbourne for a third term, “ Mr Bandt said.

“Melbourne is leading the country in standing up for what matters and fighting for a clean economy and caring society.”

“I will continue to fight to close the camps for people seeking asylum, to make marriage equality happen and to transition from dirty, coal-fired power to clean energy.”

“I will continue to work to address the needs of Melbourne’s people and to oppose the conservatives’ agenda of austerity and hate.”

“Despite the published results showing a large majority, the seat remains a close contest and I will continue to treat Melbourne as a marginal seat by working hard locally and nationally.”

“I want to thank the people of Melbourne for choosing me to once again represent them. I also want to thank all of our supporters, volunteers and my team for their commitment and their hard work with the Melbourne community over the past years.”

The AEC declared the final result for Melbourne as 68.48% Greens/31.52% Liberals, giving Mr Bandt a notional 18.48% margin, but the seat remains a much closer contest. A much smaller shift in the Labor vote could see the seat change hands.

Two candidate preferred result for Melbourne

Candidate

Party

Votes

%

Adam Bandt

Greens

64,771

68.48

Le Liu

Liberals

29,808

31.52

Media contact: Adam Pulford, 0429 109 054

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