Election diary: Nats smell upset on Fitzgibbon turf, Hunter seats bursting with voters

Michael Parris
Updated April 23 2022 - 6:25pm, first published 6:24pm
WELL WORN: James Thomson's jacket meets dairy farmers at Scotts Flat.
WELL WORN: James Thomson's jacket meets dairy farmers at Scotts Flat.

Election Diary has been asking the same question of political insiders for a couple of weeks now: Which of the region's three marginal seats is the most likely to be flipped on May 21.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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