Another of the Coalition seats that’s on Labor’s side of the ledger after a boundary redistribution, it’s a must win for the Liberals to retain, even though they’re starting from behind.
• Already 1% behind on a two-party preferred count, Liberal MP Chris Crewther is a first-termer having worked as a lawyer, public servant and political staffer before being elected to parliament in 2016.
• He’s facing off against Labor’s Peta Murphy, a former political adviser and barrister who ran for Labor at the last election and saw a 4% swing towards her, which was not enough to win the seat.
• Dunkley takes in Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula. Considered a traditional working-class seat, it’s an area that has lots of families and older residents who want access to good public schools and health services. There are also a lot of commuters who want good roads and public transport options. Cost of living pressures are top of mind here.
Corangamite (Liberal/0.03) is the other seat in Victoria that is considered notionally Labor’s after the electorate boundary redistribution. Both members will need a swing towards them to hang on.