By-elections Archive

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Read more about the upcoming by-elections

There are four by-elections coming up in the next six weeks in Australia’s two largest states.

I posted guides to two of these four by-elections last month, and the other two guides have now been posted. I’ve also added candidate lists for the first two.

By-elections will be held in the NSW seats of Blacktown, Cootamundra and Murray on October 14 after the resignations of their respective MPs. All three of these MPs were former ministers, and included one former party leader and one former deputy leader.

A by-election will also be held in the Victorian seat of Northcote on November 18 after the death of Labor MP Fiona Richardson in August.

Blacktown

Former NSW opposition leader John Robertson resigned from parliament in August 2017. Labor should easily retain this seat.

Cootamundra

Former Nationals minister Katrina Hodgkinson resigned from parliament in September 2017. The Nationals will likely retain this seat, but they will be challenged by the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.

Murray

Former Nationals deputy leader Adrian Piccoli resigned from parliament in September 2017. The Nationals would normally be strong favourites to hold Murray, but will face a strong challenge from the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.

Northcote

Labor’s Fiona Richardson held on to Northcote by a 6% margin against the Greens in 2014. The seat is one of the marginal Labor-Greens contests in the inner city, and the Greens have ambitions to gain the seat.

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NSW by-elections in Blacktown and Cootamundra

We’re due for two state by-elections in New South Wales later this year, and I’ve just finished guides for both electorates, which you can read now.

Blacktown

Former NSW opposition leader John Robertson has announced plans to resign. Labor should easily retain this seat.

Cootamundra

Former Nationals minister Katrina Hodgkinson announced plans to resign in late July. The Nationals will likely retain this seat, but they will be challenged by the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.

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NSW by-election guides complete

I’ve been absent over the last two weeks as I’ve been moving house. This has unfortunately prevented me from covering the aftermath of the WA state election as much as I would’ve liked, and slowed down work on other elections.

I’ve now completed a guide to the Gosford by-election in New South Wales, and added candidate lists to the Manly and North Shore by-elections. All three of these by-elections will be held on Saturday April 8.

Read the by-election guides here.