my post from the 2019 election Dobell will be one of the most interesting “toss ups” this time. McBride will probably hang on but this time it might be ultra close. In the interests of a modest post i’ll give an update later winediamond April 26, 2018 at 11:04 am McBride greatly benefited from the personal profile of her father, who had been the state MP for The Entrance, for over 2 decades. She also received the preferences from One Nation. There was also a crucial few % gained from the 2015 re distribution. It would be surprising if she had not built a significant personal vote by now. McBride is an interesting example of a political dynasty. She clearly wanted the job, even having grown up seeing the sacrifices her father made. This is a very different pathway to people from the political machine, advisers, operatives,staffers, & such. This is because representation is about people, not numbers. Consequently i hope McBride is given a ministry in the next govt. It is worth emphasising that Labor is extremely fortunate, that the voters of Dobell appear to have forgotten the Craig Thompson debacle. I wouldn’t, & i Haven’t. Particularly how much public money was spent pursuing the worthless prick.