LIBS PULL PLUG ON MAR­GINAL MEL­BOURNE SEATS

Shepparton News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

MEL­BOURNE: The Vic­to­rian Lib­er­als won’t con­test a mar­ginal in­ner-Mel­bourne seat held by La­bor, but the Greens pose a threat.

Shortly be­fore yes­ter­day’s dead­line for po­lit­i­cal party can­di­date nom­i­na­tions, the Lib­er­als con­firmed chal­lengers for other key mar­ginal elec­torates Mel­bourne, North­cote and Brunswick. The in­ner-city has tra­di­tion­ally been a La­bor strong­hold, but in re­cent years Lib­eral pref­er­ences have helped La­bor side­line the Greens who are grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity.

The Lib­er­als are not field­ing a can­di­date in Rich­mond, deny­ing pref­er­ences to the La­bor in­cum­bent, Plan­ning Min­is­ter Richard Wynne, over his in­volve­ment in the govern­ment’s 2014 rort­ing scan­dal.

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