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NSW 2019 – the race in inland NSW

March 11, 2019 - 07:19 -- Admin

This area covers ten electorates, stretching from two seats in the New England region down to Murray and Albury on the Victorian border.

It’s quite possibly the most interesting region in the election. On a two-party-preferred basis, not a single one of these seats is close to being marginal. But if you factor in the role of independents and the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party, a majority of this region could be in play.

Can you spare five dollars a month?

March 8, 2019 - 13:00 -- Admin

We’re now just over two weeks out from the NSW state election, and probably ten weeks away from the federal election, and this website is kicking up a gear. I’m posting fortnightly podcasts, I’ve started doing regular blog posts every couple of days, and maintaining over 250 separate comments threads under state and federal seat guides.

NSW 2019 – nominations close

March 7, 2019 - 15:44 -- Admin

Nominations closed yesterday for the 2019 NSW state election, with an increase in lower house candidates but a decrease in upper house candidates compared to the 2015 election.

568 candidates nominated for the Legislative Assembly. This is an increase from 540 in 2015 and 498 in 2011, but this is less than the record nomination numbers of 732 in 1999 and 661 in 2003.

NSW 2019 – not the same old contests

March 4, 2019 - 09:00 -- Admin

NSW state politics appears to be shifting away from a conventional Labor-Coalition contest, with different kinds of contests dominating in different regions.

While there has been a general trend in Australian politics away from conventional Labor-Coalition contests and towards races which feature an independent or minor party in the final count (what the Australian Electoral Commission calls “non-classic”), NSW has led the crowd.

NSW 2019 – the race in Western Sydney

February 28, 2019 - 09:30 -- Admin

Over the next few weeks I will be running regular blog posts analysing various parts of the NSW state election. This will include summaries of the race in six geographic regions, starting today with the western half of Sydney.

Western Sydney has become a cliche when it comes to Australian elections. The mythical home of the swing voter, where major parties look to decide their key policies.

New dataset – NSW 2011

February 21, 2019 - 08:49 -- Admin

I’ve added a new dataset to my data repository, as an exclusive for website donors, with the results of the 2011 NSW state election.

This dataset covers both the lower house and upper house, including the full list of polling places (with latitudes, longitudes and addresses) and the full list of candidates, as well as voting figures at the booth and seat level.