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Greens win Lower House seat of Melbourne in state election

Australian Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt (left) and Victorian Greens candidate for the seat of Melbourne Ellen Sandell react at the party's post election function at Shebeen in Melbourne, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Sandell is set to become the first Greens lower house member in the Victorian parliament.
Australian Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt (left) and Victorian Greens candidate for the seat of Melbourne Ellen Sandell react at the party's post election function at Shebeen in Melbourne, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Sandell is set to become the first Greens lower house member in the Victorian parliament. AAP Image - Julian Smith

THE Greens have won their first ever Lower House seat in Victoria, with Ellen Sandell claiming victory in the seat of Melbourne.

Daniel Andrews has led Labor to election victory in Victoria. The party are predicted to have a comfortable majority in the Lower House with at least 47 seats.

But in Melbourne, Ms Sandell attracted 52 per cent of the vote, compared to Labor's 47 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

"We did it with a bottom-up, grassroots, one vote at a time door-to-door campaign, and every one of you participated in that and you know that," Greens leader Greg Barber told supporters.

The newly elected member for Melbourne said her win belonged to the voters.

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