Federal Election

Pat Conroy thanks volunteers during victory speech in the Seat of Shortland

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 21 2022 - 3:47pm, first published 12:06pm

Labor has retained the Seat of Shortland and reversed the swing it suffered in 2019.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.