Gilmore (NSW)

Joanna Gash (Liberal) since 1996

RuralA

Seat Margin: 14.6%

2001 election swing:

 10.6% to Coalition

NSW swing: 

3.4% to Coalition

  Republic 'yes': 42.5r

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2001 Census Data*

National ranking
(out of 150)

State 
ranking
(out of 50)

Median household income

698

142

46

Unemployment

9.3%

31

13

Persons aged over 65

18.3%

6

4

Born in NES country

4.6%

114

35

        

No jokes please.

The country's biggest swinging seat in 2001, at least helped along by the eccentric ALP candidate, Peter Knott's spot of America-bashing during the campaign (only weeks after September 11).

South of Sydney, the main towns include Kiama, Nowra, Ulladulla, Moss Vale and Bundanoon.

Knott was also the candidate who in the '93 campaign famously took the visiting PM, Paul Keating, into a cake shop to tut tut about the effect of the Liberals' proposed GST on the price of pastries; the shop owner said that he quite liked the idea of a GST.

Knott actually won Gilmore at the 1993 election, thanks mainly to a redistribution.

External links

AEC Member

   ABC (Antony Green)

Poll Bludger

A: AEC socio-demographic  
r:
yes vote at 1999 referendum 
* From Parliament House Library