Federal election 2022: Independent Stuart Bonds 'not feeling' up on the cards in Hunter

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 13 2022 - 8:39am, first published 8:00am
COUNTING DOWN: Paterson MP Meryl Swanson at East Maitland pre-poll centre. Picture: Marina Neil

A week out from the election, independent candidate Stuart Bonds says he is "not feeling it" when it comes to talk of an upset result in the seat of Hunter.

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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.