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Candidate list update – NSW and federal

February 18, 2019 - 09:57 -- Admin

We’re now less than five weeks away from the NSW state election, and I have just finished updating the candidate lists for my NSW state election guide, as well as updating the equivalent lists on my federal election guide.

As usual I have shared these lists of candidates as Google spreadsheets, which you can view here:

Thanks to Nick Casmirri, who has done a great deal of research work to find candidates, as well as everyone who has posted a comment on a seat guide.

These lists are of course works in progress, with candidates continuing to reveal themselves up until nominations close on March 6.

374 candidates have been announced for the NSW state election, which is an average of just over 4 candidates per seat. There are 8 announced candidates in Penrith, and there are only two announced candidates in nine seats.

Labor has announced candidates in ninety seats, the Greens in 81 seats, there are a total of 80 coalition candidates, and the Animal Justice Party are running 42. There are also 18 Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidates and One Nation and the Christian Democratic Party have each announced nine candidates.

There are also 39 independents running. The Greens have had a number of candidates withdraw from both the federal and state elections. While there have been grand claims of independent candidates running on a ticket supporting former Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham, the only ex-Green independent I’ve identified is Sally Townley in Coffs Harbour.

In terms of gender balance, women make up 47.8% of Labor candidates, 43.2% of Greens candidates and 30% of coalition candidates. 69% of Animal Justice Party candidates are women, compared to only 16.7% of Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidates.

We’ve also identified 385 federal candidates. This includes six candidates in Eden-Monaro, and five candidates in five other seats. There are 28 seats where we’ve only identified one candidate.

There are also ten sitting MPs who haven’t clarified if they’re running. This includes Emma Husar and Jane Prentice, who both lost their major party preselection but have not ruled out running as independents, and crossbenchers Andrew Wilkie and Bob Katter who don’t need to go through typical preselections. The other six on this list are all WA Liberal MPs: Ian Goodenough, Steve Irons, Nola Marino, Ben Morton, Melissa Price and Ken Wyatt.

Labor has announced 137 candidates, and the coalition has announced 101. The Greens have announced 97, while One Nation has only announced ten candidates.

Women make up 40.9% of Labor candidates, 41.2% of Greens candidates and only 21.8% of coalition candidates.

        I’ll be back with another update closer to the NSW close of nominations, and if I’ve missed any candidates please

let me know

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