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Warren Mundine, nuclear stooge, loses Gilmore election – the only Liberal loss in the country

The nuclear lobby was quietly gleeful when their puppet was chosen as candidate for Gilmore.  What a blow when this turned out to be a resounding defeat!

Federal election 2019: Labor bucks trend in NSW to scoop marginal seat of Gilmore  ABC News ABC Illawarra By Ainslie Drewitt-Smith  20 May 19,  Voters in Gilmore bucked the trend this federal election becoming the only seat in the country to turn its back on the Coalition and install a Labor MP.

Key points:

  • The seat of Gilmore in NSW has been held by the Liberal Party for 23 years but was won by the ALP after a 3.6 per cent swing
  • LNP candidate Warren Mundine conceded defeat on Sunday night
  • The National party candidate Katrina Hodgkinson says she’d love to stand for the electorate again

The seat on the New South Wales south coast has been held by the Liberal Party for 23 years but the ALP gained the marginal electorate following Saturday’s vote, with a swing of 3.6 per cent.

Fiona Phillips declared victory on the night.

It was her second tilt at federal politics after she previously lost her battle for Gilmore to former Liberal MP, Ann Sudmalis.

This time, Ms Phillips said she felt confident she had the support of the local community throughout the campaign.

“I think I’ve been campaigning since about 2014, I’m an absolute fighter for the community and that’s what I’ll continue to do,” Ms Phillips said…….

The Coalition put forward two candidates for the seat which was also contested by the Greens, an independent, the Christian Democratic Party and a United Australia Party candidate.

The Liberal candidate Warren Mundine was controversially hand-picked by Prime Minister Scott Morrisonto run in the regional seat after local branch members had already endorsed Milton real estate agent, Grant Schultz.

Mr Mundine refused to concede defeat until late on Sunday night………


May 21, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, election 2019

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