Friday, February 23, 2007

Labor's Newcastle Woes

In an earlier story I referred to the problems created for the ALP by the decision of three adjoining mayors in the lower Hunter to run as independents. In Newcastle itself, ALP problems were further compounded by the decision of the dumped ALP sitting member Bryce Gaudry to run again as an independent.

In a story next day on my personal blog looking at NSW as a whole, I said that my best election guess at that point was a hung parliament because of the independents.

I understand that polling shows a strong vote for Bryce Gaudry, a substantial vote for Mayor Tate, creating real problems for ALP candidate Jodi McKay. Definitely one to watch.

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