Ginninderra covers the bulk of the Belconnen region in Canberra’s north-west. The redistribution has added Evatt and McKellar from its northern neighbour Yerrabri, causing the boundaries to return almost to where they were when it existed as one of the three districts under the pre-2016 electoral regime, the only difference being the exclusion of Giralang and Kaleen. The district returned three Labor and two Liberal members in both 2012 and 2016, after Labor gained a seat from the Greens in 2012.
The three Labor members elected in 2016 are all seeking re-election. The strongest performer in 2016 was Yvette Berry (top right) with 10.1%, after she was originally elected as the third Labor member in 2012 with 7.4%. Berry is a former official with the Left faction United Voice union, and the daughter of former Labor MP Wayne Berry. She was elevated to the ministry in January 2015 and to the deputy leadership after the 2016 election, and currently serves in the education and housing portfolios.
The other two Labor members, Gordon Ramsay (bottom right) and Tara Cheyne (centre left), respectively received 8.3% and 8.2% on debut in 2012, resulting in their election ahead of defeated incumbent Chris Bourke (a third Labor incumbent, Mary Porter, retired at the election). Ramsay is a factionally unaligned former Uniting Church minister who won immediate promotion after the election to Attorney-General. Cheyne is a former chair of the Belconnen Community Council and a member of the Right.
Labor's new candidates are Sue Ducker (centre right), a public service librarian, and Greg Lloyd (bottom left), an executive-level public servant.
Only one of the two elected Liberals from 2016 is seeking re-election, with Vicki Dunne bowing out after a career going back to 2001. Dunne served as Speaker in the parliamentary term from 2012 and 2016, and as Shadow Minister for Health and the Arts thereafter. She has been identified as one of the party's social conservatives, together with Alistair Coe and Giulia Jones.
The one Liberal incumbent on the ticket is Elizabeth Kikkert (centre right), a former lawyer who won the second Liberal seat in 2016 with 6.7% of the vote, behind both Dunne on 9.0% and Paul Sweeney on 6.8%, whom she overtook on preferences. Kikkert serves in the shadow ministry in the families and multicultural affairs portfolios.
The new Liberal candidates are Peter Cain (top right), who works at ACT Revenue Management and is vice-president of the ACT Law Society; Robert Gunning (centre left), a retired public servant; Kacey Lam (bottom left), a former ministerial adviser; and Ignatius Rozario (bottom right), an accountant.
The lead Greens candidate is Jo Clay, chief executive of a recycling service. She is joined on the party's ticket by Tim Liersch and Katt Millner.
Also in the field is Bill Stefaniak, who held a seat locally for the Liberals from 1995 to 2008 and is now running as part of the Belco Party, a locally oriented concern offering “change” and an “independent voice”.
The other parties on the ballot are Animal Justice, Liberal Democrats, Sustaintable Australia, Shooters Fishers and Farmers, Democratic Labour Party and Climate Justice, together with independent Mignonne Cullen.