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Neville Seeks Re Election

Lisa Neville MP has confirmed that she will again be the ALP Bellarine candidate at the next State election, the seat she has held since 2002.   

In 2018, Ms Neville convincingly defeated then Liberal candidate Brian McKiterick with a two-party preferred swing of 6.6 %, retaining the seat with a further increased margin of now 11.5%.

The current Minister for Police and Minister for Water in the Andrews State Government, Ms Neville said that she is looking forward to 2022, meeting the challenges of the year ahead and ultimately the election on November 26.

Ms Neville confirmed she was the only nomination in the ALP pre selection process for the Bellarine Electorate and said as a result she “felt honoured to be representing the Party at the state election”.  

“I have to say that for me personally this year has been a tough one in which I have battled the effects of long term Crohns disease.

But having spent a stint in hospital, my health now continues to improve, and I am again enjoying my duties as a Minister and working for the Bellarine”, Ms Neville said.

“It has been an honour and a pleasure to have represented the people of the Bellarine Peninsula in Parliament for just on twenty years.

Over that time, I have developed close working relationships within every Bellarine town, be that the local school, community organisation, church, sporting club or local business”, Ms Neville said.  

“And I was personally humbled when so many of these people took the time to wish me well on my return to work and in doing so encouraged me to stand again at next year’s election”, she added 

“I know that in working closely with local communities we have achieved a lot, especially in the important priority areas of education, health, community safety and transport”, she said.

“But I also know my work is far from done, so I am currently working towards the end of 2021 and planning for the new year ahead.  

Experience does tell me election years are challenging. But I always enjoy that challenge and now, with renewed vigour, I am looking forward to 2022 and well beyond”, Ms Neville concluded.