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What you need-to-know about EVERY SINGLE PARTY running in the Victorian state election

Updated: Aug 1

Many parties that contested the 2018 election are running again - but there are several that aren't.

A number of parties are running in the Victorian state election in November, where Labor is vying for a third term in government.


This list looks at how they went in 2018 - and even touches on the parties that won't be contesting this time around.


For full coverage of the Victorian election, click here.


For an A-Z list of all candidates running, click here.

The Animal Justice Party currently has 1 MP in Victoria, upper house MP Andy Meddick.


The party had 1.82% of the vote in the lower house & 2.47% in the upper house in 2018, when Meddick was elected.


Read the latest on the Animal Justice Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 1

The Aussie Battler Party picked up 0.04% of the lower house vote & 0.93% in the upper house in 2018, and did not win any seats.


They are not currently registered in Victoria & therefore are not contesting this year's election.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

The Australian Federation Party contested the 2018 state election under their old name of the Country Party.


They picked up 0.19 of the lower house vote, and 0.68 of the upper house vote - resulting in no seats.


Read the latest on the Australian Federation Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

Labor is looking to form a third term in government, led by Premier Daniel Andrews.


The party won the 2018 election with a swing towards them, but it remains to be seen what the impact of the lockdowns in 2020 & 2021 will have.


A total of 16 Labor MPs are not seeking re-election (more here).


Read the latest on the Australian Labor Party here.


MLAs: 55

MLCs: 16

The Democratic Labour Party picked up 0.69% of lower house vote & 2.10% of the upper house vote in 2018, but did not pick up any seats.


The party went into that election with no seats, after Rachel Carling-Jenkins - who was elected in 2014 - defected to the Conservatives before sitting as an independent.


However, Liberal MP and member for the Western Metropolitan Region Bernie Finn was expelled from the party earlier this year, and joined the DLP - giving them representation in parliament.


Read the latest on the Democratic Labour Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 1

Derryn Hinch's Justice Party picked up 3 upper house seats at the 2018 state election, however Western Metropolitan MP Catherine Cumming defected to sit as an independent prior to being sworn in.


This means DHJP has 2 current MLCs - Stuart Grimley (Western Victoria) & Tania Maxwell (Northern Victoria).


Derryn Hinch himself, a senator from 2016 until 2019, is also running for a seat.


Read the latest on Derryn Hinch's Justice Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 2

The Freedom Party of Victoria was formed earlier this year by ex-federal election candidate Morgan C Jonas, who was initially a UAP candidate before resigning & running as an independent senate candidate.


Read the latest on the Freedom Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

The Health Australia Party picked up 0.79% of the vote in the upper house in 2018.


The did not win any seats.


Read the latest on the Health Australia Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

Hudson for Northern Victoria - named after Josh Hudson, the party's founder & lead candidate - picked up 0.18% of the vote, although the party did not just run candidates in the Northern Victoria Region.


H4NV is not registered for this year's state election.


Read the latest on Hudson for Northern Victoria here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

There are currently a number of independents in both the lower house & the upper house.


In the lower house, there's Ali Cupper (Mildura), Russell Northe (Morwell) and Suzanna Sheed (Shepparton).


In the upper house, there's Adem Somyurek (Ex-ALP; South Eastern Metropolitan), Catherine Cumming (Ex-DHJP; Western Metropolitan), and Kaushaliya Vaghela (Ex-ALP; Western Metropolitan).


Bernie Finn was briefly an independent before joining the Democratic Labour Party.


MLAs: 3

MLCs: 3

The Liberal Democrats currently have 2 upper house MPs in Victoria - David Limbrick (South Eastern Metropolitan) and Tim Quilty (Northern Victoria).


Limbrick resigned from the parliament to contest the 2022 federal election as a senate candidates, but after being unsuccessful, he returned to the parliament in June.


Read more on the Liberal Democrats here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 2

The Liberal Party, led by Matthew Guy, is vying to return to power in Victoria following 8 years of a Labor government.


Guy was replaced by Matthew O'Brien as leader following the 2018 election loss, but returned after a leadership spill in November last year.


Read the latest on the Liberal Party here.


MLAs: 21

MLCs: 9

The Nationals, led by Peter Walsh, are currently in a coalition agreement with the Liberals.


They have 6 lower house seats & 1 upper house seat.


Read the latest on The Nationals here.


MLAs: 6

MLCs: 1

Reason Party leader Fiona Patten is currently the party's only MP in the Victorian Parliament.


Patten was re-elected following her win in 2014, with Reason picking up 0.36% of the lower house vote & 1.37% of the upper house vote.


Read the latest on Reason Australia here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 1

The Sustainable Australia Party currently has 1 MP - Clifford Hayes, representing the Southern Metropolitan Region in the upper house.


Read the latest on the Sustainable Australia Party here


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 1

The Greens currently have 4 MPs - 3 in the lower house & 1 in the upper house.


That upper house MP is the party's leader, Samantha Ratnam.


After a number of scandals involving Greens candidates, the party lost 4 of its upper house seats.


Read the latest on The Greens here.


MLAs: 3

MLCs: 1

The Transport Matters Party currently has 1 MP - Rod Barton, representing the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the upper house.


Read the latest on the Transport Matters Party here


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 1

The Victorian Socialists picked up 0.44% of lower house vote & 0.91% of the upper house vote in 2018, but did not pick up any seats.


Read the latest on the Victorian Socialists here. MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

The Victorians Party was formed in November last year & is led by Ingrid Maynard.


The party - which describes itself as a 'centrist party' - is aiming to hold the balance of power following the election & is running in all electorates.


Read the latest on the Victorians Party here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

The Voluntary Euthanasia Party picked up 1.19% of the upper house vote in 2018, and did not run in the upper house.


The party has since merged with Reason.


Read the latest on the Voluntary Euthanasia Party here.

MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

Vote 1 Local Jobs picked up 0.15% of the upper house vote in 2018 (the lowest of any party, excluding independents & ungrouped candidates), and did not run in the upper house.


The result meant lost its sole member in the Legislative Council.


Read the latest on Vote 1 Local Jobs here.


MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

Yellow Vest Australia ran in the 2018 election as the Australian Liberty Alliance.


The had 0.04 of the lower house vote & 0.56 of the upper house vote.


They are no longer registered in Victoria & were also deregistered by the AEC in 2020, meaning they are not contesting the election.


Read the latest on Yellow Vest Australia here. MLAs: 0

MLCs: 0

 

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