Melbourne’s newest neighbourhood “Docklands” and the addition of 5,000 new voters in the Melbourne Federal electorate will save Melbourne from a Green challenge.
Despite effort by the media to talk up the Greens chances of winning Melbourne, Melbourne’s newest resident’s are expected to give the Liberal Party the edge relegating the Greens to third place and out of contention to win the seat of Melbourne
Dockland resident’s and Melbourn’a first time voters are expected to favour the Liberal Party boosting the Liberal Party’s vote over 25%.
In 2007 the Liberal Party polled a primary vote of 23.5%, 610 votes ahead of the Greens who only polled 22.8%. After preferences the Liberal Party fell short by 591 votes a margin of 0.67% in a head to head contest against the Greens.