Socialists launch election campaign in Wills and Corio: @takvera reports

By John Englart 11 August 2013 Socialist activists launched their election campaign on Saturday night in support of candidates in two ‘safe’ Labor seats in Victoria: Margarita Windisch in Wills, based on Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, and Sue Bull in Corio centred on the regional city of Geelong. The electorate of Wills (See Seat profile) still has a radical tinge, with many socialist, social justice and union activists making it their home. The event was held at the Anatolian Cultural centre on Sydney Road, Coburg. Leftwing Turkish migrants established this social centre 20 to 30 years ago. If you judge by voting patterns, Socialists have had a small resurgence in […]

Veteran citizen journo @takvera reports radical Wills

View Larger Map Seat Profile for Wills By John Englart 21 July 2013 The Federal seat of Wills is generally considered a safe Labor seat, but history shows it has elements of radicalism and electoral unrest which in the past have upset it’s pure Australian Labor Party pedigree. The long term trend shows the Labor primary vote slowly decreasing and the Greens slowly increasing. While sitting Labor member Kelvin Thomson is likely to comfortably hold the seat on preferences in 2013, the trend to watch on election night will be whether the Green vote continues to increase and the Greens achieve more than their 20.60% 2010 primary vote. The electorate […]