Featured Electorate: GILMORE (NSW) | The Shovel

Featured Voters: GILMORE (NSW) | The Shovel


Location: Simply south of Wollongong

Held by: Fiona Phillips (Labor)

Margin: 2.6% (marginal)  

Profile: Fiona Phillips entered Parliament in 2019 after defeating Liberal candidate Warren Mundine, who was parachuted into the seat on the final minute. Other than being a former president of the Labor Celebration, not residing within the citizens and never really being a member of the Liberal Celebration till the day earlier than his candidacy, Mundine was thought of to be the proper candidate for the world. Surprisingly, he misplaced, and Phillips gained the seat for Labor.

In addition to being the member for Gilmore, Phillips has a facet gig operating a small carpentry enterprise. It implies that no matter whether or not or not Labor wins at this election, she’ll be serving to to place collectively a cupboard.

This 12 months Phillips is up towards former NSW state MP Andrew Constance, who briefly stop state politics in Might 2020 to announce he was contesting pre-selection for the federal seat of Eden-Monaro, earlier than altering his thoughts the next day, returning to state politics, then quitting once more to contest the seat of Gilmore. He un-ironically says that the upcoming election is all about continuity and neighborhood.

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