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LINDSAY

Held by: Emma Husar

Party: Australian Labor Party

Since: 2016

Margin: ALP 1.1

Redistribution details: NA

Key Comments: Sitting member Emma Husar will not run for re-election as an ALP  or Independent candidate. Former NSW Labor Minister Dianne Beamer will run as Labor candidate for the ultra marginal seat in Western Sydney. Liberals see this electorate as good chance to pick up additional seat in NSW.

Beamer promises $10m shelter in Penrith

Western Sydney University, Jade Boncukcular

  Labor’s  Diane Beamer promised a $10million shelter at Kingswood TAFE to curb homelessness among youth while campaigning in the seat of Lindsay, a few days before Saturday’s polling. Accompanied by Senator Doug Cameron, Beamer said the funding was for an ‘Education First Youth Foyer’ at Kingswood TAFE last Tuesday. “We’re going into partnership with The Brotherhood of St...

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No party politics, says  Independent Tyndall

Western Sydney University, Leana Hamad

Lindsay’s Independent candidate Mark Tyndall says that the major political parties have a significant indifference for community affairs. “When you align yourself with the major parties you don’t have that freedom of expression,” the father of six who takes pride in his middle-class family and emphasises on the importance of helping the local working class, says in an interview with the Western...

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Dr Best for climate change in Lindsay

Western Sydney University, Shayma Abdellatif

Greens’ candidate for Lindsay, Dr Nick Best, will hold Liberal and Labor accountable for the environment and refugees if voted in on Saturday. “I’ll represent our community’s values in parliament and hold the major parties to account,” Dr Best, a sessional academic in science, says in his candidacy statement. He says that the Greens’ environmental sustainability plan is based on science,...

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Liberal’s McIntosh has Howard support in Lindsay

Western Sydney University, Jasmine Derbas

Liberal candidate for Lindsay, Melissa McIntosh has her roots in Penrith and lives the typical everyday family life with her canoeist husband, Stuart McIntosh and their three children. Her determination to bring about change and a better life to those in need has seen her enter the political arena. She has been working for the not-for-profit Wentworth Community Housing in Western Sydney where she...

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Battle for Lindsay in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University, Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer & Eduardo Castro

A little-known battle is underway for the highly marginal Western Sydney seat of Lindsay. With electorate polling putting Labor and the Liberals at 51-49 respectively, the 3% margin of error means Lindsay is anything but a sealed deal for either party. Additionally, both parties are battling community fallout. Labor’s outgoing MP for Lindsay, Emma Husar, has been dogged by allegations of misconduct...

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Beamer banks on comeback mantra in Lindsay

Western Sydney University, Latasha Trenaman, Vishaal Narsey

Labor’s candidate for Lindsay in the federal election, Diane Beamer has made a comeback into politics and faces a big challenge against Liberal’s Melissa McIntosh; given the breakthrough Liberals made in the seat of Penrith (which falls within Lindsay) in the April New South Wales elections. Beamer was a member for Badgerys Creek and Mulgoa between 1995 and 2001, before changes were made to...

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Battle for Lindsay in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University, Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer & Eduardo Castro

A little-known battle is underway for the highly marginal Western Sydney seat of Lindsay. With electorate polling putting Labor and the Liberals at 51-49 respectively, the 3% margin of error means Lindsay is anything but a sealed deal for either party. Additionally, both parties are battling community fallout. Labor’s outgoing MP for Lindsay, Emma Husar, has been dogged by allegations of misconduct...

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