2020 City of Melbourne Council Elections
The City of Melbourne covers the central inner suburbs of the Melbourne metropolitan area, including the suburbs of Carlton, parts of Carlton North, Docklands, East Melbourne, parts of Flemington, Kensington, the Melbourne CBD, North Melbourne, parts of Port Melbourne, Parkville, South Bank, parts of South Wharf, parts of South Yarra and West Melbourne.
The municipality directly elects its Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor - who are elected together on a ticket in a 'winner takes all' system. The other 9 Councillors are elected proportionately using the single-transferable vote system of election. Council candidates predominately run as part of a ticket, and voters can either number '1' for their preferred group above the line or number every box from 1 to last in order of preference below the line. This is similar to the system used to elect members to the Senate or to the Victorian Legislative Council.
- Sally Capp (Independent) - since 2018.
|Team Doyle / Liberal||Arron Wood||Deputy Lord Mayor|
|Team Doyle / Liberal||Kevin Louey|
|Team Doyle / Liberal||Nicholas Reece|
|Team Doyle / Liberal||Beverley Pinder-Mortimer||Elected on a countback in December 2017 following the resignation of Tessa Sullivan|
|An Indigenous Voice for Council / Independent||Nicolas Frances Gilley|
|Team Morgan / Independent||Jackie Watts|
|Phil Cleary Means Business / Independent||Michael Caiafa|
|Together Melbourne / Independent||Philip Le Liu|
Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor Candidate
Kath Larkin and Daniel Nair Dadich
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Political Party/Ticket: Victorian Socialists (endorsed candidates)
Kath Larkin is a rail worker at Flinders Street Station, where she became the first woman to be elected as a workplacxe delegate for the Rail Tram & Bus Union (RBTU) in that workplace, and was one of the rank and file leaders in the first strike on the Victorian railways in almost two decades in 2015. More recently her union activity centered around fighting for safer workplaces and economic security in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Larkin was one of the organisers of Blockade IMARC (International Mining and Resources Conference) in 2019.,
Daniel Nair Dadich is a first generation Australian and the son of migrant and refugee workers. He began attending protests in 2000 when he skipped school to attend the S11 protest. While studying Daniel volunteered at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre which opened his eyes up to the injustices that asylum seekers face in Australia. Upon graduating with a Masters in Social Work, Nair Dadich worked at two organisations supporting asylum seekers waiting in limbo for the Immigration Department to make a decision on their refugee claims and supporting refugees to build a new life in Australia. In both workplaces he became the Australian Services Union (ASU) delegate.
Team Doyle, aligned to the Liberal Party, is likely to be largely out of the picture following the resignation of Robert Doyke as Lord Mayor, unless they regroup. Liberal Party aligned candidates tend to dominate in the City of Melbourne due largely to business owners having two votes instead of one. For the Lord Mayoral campaign, Sally Capp should benefit from a new personal vote if she stands for re-election.
2018 Results - Lord Mayoral By-election
|CANDIDATE||FIRST PREFERENCE VOTE||VOTE PERCENTAGE|
|IND||Sally Capp ✓||19,412||25.38%|
|IND||Nathalie Nicole O'Sughrue||2,087||2.73%|
|TWO CANDIDATE PREFERRED RESULT|
|IND||Sally Capp ✓||40,579||53.05%|
2016 Results - Melbourne City Council
|TICKET||FIRST PREFERENCE VOTE||VOTE PERCENTAGE|
|Team Morgan – A City that Works||
|Animal Justice Party||
|An Indigenous Voice on Council||