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Every single MP not running for re-election in this year's Victorian state election

Updated: 22 hours ago

Victorians will head to the polls on November 26.

See below for a list of politicians who are not running for re-election at this year's Victorian election, which is set to be held on November 26:


A total of 15 Labor MPs will not be running for-election in November, either resigning or losing preselection.


Most notably, Deputy Premier James Merlino & Health Minister Martin Foley will both not be returning.

​Member

Electorate/Region

Reason

Danielle Green

Yan Yean

​Not seeking re-election after holding seat for 20 years (announced 24 November 2021)

Dustin Halse

Ringwood

​Retiring from state politics (announced 24 November 2021)

Frank McGuire

Broadmeadows

Lost preselection (announced 13 December 2021)

James Merlino

Monbulk

​Retiring (announced 23 June 2022)

Jill Hennessy

Altona

Wants to give her teenage daughters "all the best of me" as they finish high school (announced 24 November 2021)

​John Eren

Lara

​Not seeking re-election after holding seat for 20 years (announced 26 December 2021)

Kaushaliya Vag­hela*

Western Metropolitan

Lost preselection (announced 13 December 2021)

Lisa Neville

Bellarine

​Battling illness (announced 23 June 2022)

Luke Donnellan

​Narre Warren North

Lost preselection (announced 13 December 2021)

Mark Gepp

Northern Victoria

Not seeking re-election (announced 2 December 2021)

Marlene Kairouz

Kororoit

​Lost preselection (announced 13 December 2021)

Martin Foley

Albert Park

​Retiring (announced 23 June 2022)

Martin Pakula

​Keysborough

​Seat abolished (announced 23 Junes 2022)

Richard Wynne

​Richmond

Retiring (announced 25 November 2021)

Robin Scott

Preston

​Lost preselection (announced 13 December 2021)

*Later quit Labor to sit as an independent


NOTE: Jane Garrett announced she was not seeking re-election in the Eastern Victoria Region on 3 December 2021. She died on July 2, 2022.


TOTAL: 15


6 Liberal MPs will not be running at this year's election - most notably Tim Smith, following his drink-driving car crash in November last year.

​Member

​Electorate/Region

Reason

Bruce Atkinson

​Eastern Metropolitan

​Retiring (announced 9 June 2022)

David Morris

Mornington

Lost preselection (announced 10 December 2021)

Gary Blackwood

Narracan

Retiring (announced 9 November 2021)

Gordon Rich-Phillips

South Eastern Metropolitan

​Retiring (announced 17 June 2022)

Neale Burgess

Hastings

​Retiring (announced 11 November 2021)

Tim Smith

Kew

​Resigned following drink-driving car crash (announced 7 November 2021)

TOTAL: 6


1 Nationals MP is not seeking re-election, and they're a pretty notable one - deputy leader Steph Ryan.

​​​Member

​Electorate/Region

Reason

Steph Ryan

Euroa

Retiring from state politics (announced 5 July 2022)

TOTAL: 1

 

This list will continue to be updated.


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