Labor faces preference challenges in Hunter, Paterson as One Nation, Stuart Bonds how-to-vote cards emerge

Michael Parris
Updated April 29 2022 - 4:31pm, first published 1:52pm
CONTEST: One Nation's Hunter candidate, Dale McNamara, speaks at a public forum before last year's Upper Hunter by-election. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

One Nation and a high-profile independent have put Coalition candidates above Labor on their how-to-vote cards in two key Hunter seats.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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