Gilmore close call

Our Federal seat of Gilmore attracted national attention on and after election night, as it was one of the seats remaining in doubt.

On a two candidate preferred basis, when the counting eventually concluded, Ann Sudmalis was returned with a margin of 1,294 votes. At one stage her margin was less than 400 votes.

The swing of 3.12% towards Labor’s Fiona Phillips was not quite enough to tip the balance, but will make the seat knife-edge marginal for the next election – just 0.66%.

On first preferences, Ms Sudmalis attracted 45.25% of the vote, Ms Phillips 39.49%, Carmel McCallum of The Greens 10.24% and Steve Ryan of the Christian Democratic Party 5.01%. 4.17% of the total vote was informal.

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