Analysis

Election diary 2022: Coalition still waiting for momentum shift as Labor's confidence builds

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
May 13 2022 - 8:00pm
STAR POWER: Former Liberal prime minister John Howard campaigning in Morisset this week with Nationals candidate James Thomson.

Former PM John Howard told Election Diary this week that he expected the race to tighten before May 21, but sources on both sides of the political divide are seeing little evidence of a shift in momentum away from Labor heading into the last week of the campaign.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

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 reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 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.