Who gets your vote? Six choices for seat of Page

Susanna Freymark

While the country waits to hear when there will be a Federal election – likely to be early May – here are the candidates running for the seat of Page.

Kevin Hogan MP has held Page since 2013.

Your voting choices at the Federal election are:

Kevin Hogan, Nationals/Coalition

Patrick Deegan, Labor

Ian Williamson, United Australia Party

Brett Duroux, Indigenous-Aboriginal Party of Australia

Hanabeth Luke, Independent

Serge Killingbeck, The New Liberals

More candidates could be announced before the election.

We’ll be asking questions of the candidates. In preparation, if you have a question you’d like us to ask, email indynr.com@gmail.com

About the Seat of Page

Page covers an area from Sapphire Beach in the south to Nimbin in the north on the coastal side, and from Nymboida in the south to the Queensland border on the inland side. The main towns include Casino, Dunoon, Evans Head, Grafton, Iluka, Kyogle, Lismore, Nimbin, Sapphire Beach and Wooli.

The seat was previously held by Ian Causley. who retired at the 2007 election, and Chris Gulaptis, former mayor of Maclean, was endorsed as the Nationals’ candidate. Labor selected Janelle Saffin who took the seat with a swing of around 8%. Saffin increased her majority in 2010, however was defeated in 2013 by the Nationals’ Kevin Hogan, who won with a swing of 6.71%. Saffin ran against Hogan in the 2016 election but did not regain the seat.

A map of Page,

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