Your seat, your choice: Know Page, know who you are voting for in the Federal election

We have an election. While there has been a lot of media attention on Scomo vs Albo in the running for the Prime Minister position, our focus will be on the candidates for the seat of Page so you know exactly who you are voting for on May 21.

Get to know your seat

Why Page?

Named in honour of the Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page, 1880–1961. Page was caretaker Prime Minister in April 1939 and a member of the House of Representatives (1919–61).

Where is Page?

Covering an area of 19,342 sq km, Page extends 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, Kyogle, Dunoon, Evans Head, Grafton, Iluka, Lismore, Nimbin, Sapphire Beach and Wooli.

Who lives in Page?

The average age is 45 and a half years.

28% of Page residents have no religion. Almost 30% of Australian people in total have chosen no religion.

English is not the main language at home for only 4% in Page which compares with 26% of NSW homes.

The most common non-English language in the electorate is Punjabi.

England is the most common country of birth other than Australia in Page.

Just over 28% of the population live in the most disadvantaged socioeconomic areas of the country.

Almost 16% of Page are old age pensioners. This is higher than the state were almost 11% of the population are pensioners.

Who can I vote for?

Page is a relatively safe seat for the Nationals who hold the seat with a margin of 9.5%.

Ten candidates listed so far are:

Kevin Hogan Nationals incumbent

Patrick Deegan Labor

Hanabeth Luke Independent

Kashmir Miller Greens

Brett Duroux Indigenous Aboriginal Party of Australia

Serge Killingbeck TNL (formerly The New Liberals)

Ian Williamson United Australia Party

Tom Searles Liberal Democrats

Donna Pike One Nation

Heather Smith Australian Federation Party

In previous elections there have also been candidates from the Animal Justice Party, Christian Democrats and the Shooters and Fishers.

In the weeks leading up to the May 21 election, we will be asking questions of all candidates. Send us your question by emailing indynr.com@gmail.com

We will help you get to know your Page candidates so you can make an informed decision about who you vote for.

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