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FEDERAL ELECTION 2016 |

Seat of the week: Cowper

Labor’s win in 1961 was the only interruption to National/Country Party dominance in the north coast New South Wales seat of Cowper since the party’s foundation, although current member Luke Hartsuyker was run close when Kevin Rudd led Labor to power in 2007.

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Seat of the week: Hume

The latest redistribution has given the moderately safe Liberal seat of Hume a makeover, with rural territory traded for the rapidly growing Sydney fringe centre of Camden.

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Seat of the week: Hughes

The southern Sydney fringe seat of Hughes went from being a reasonably safe seat for Labor to a reasonably safe seat for the Liberals after John Howard’s landslide in 1996. Craig Kelly has held the seat since Danna Vale’s retirement in 2010.

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Seat of the week: North Sydney

A deeper look at the scene of Saturday’s by-election, where the Liberals’ hold has only ever been disturbed by the six-year tenure of independent Ted Mack in the 1990s.

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Seat of the week: Mitchell

Held since 2007 by Liberal factional warlord Alex Hawke, Mitchell covers the Hills Shire area of north-western Sydney, and rarely gives observers much cause for excitement on election night.

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Seat of the week: Bradfield

This safe Liberal seat in northern Sydney has been held since 2009 by Paul Fletcher, who won promotion to the outer ministry after Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership coup in September.

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Seat of the week: Wentworth

The historic blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Wentworth was starting to look dicey for the Liberals at the time Malcolm Turnbull came to it in 2004, but he has since built up a formidable margin on the back of his local personal vote.

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Seat of the week: Calare

Seat of the Week’s recent sweep through the Nationals seats of interior New South Wales brings us to Calare, held for the party since 2007 by John Cobb.

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Seat of the week: Riverina

Riverina has become a safe seat for the Nationals since the days of Al Grassby’s tenure, and now stands to lose its historic anchoring point of Griffith with the latest redistribution.

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Seat of the week: Farrer

Health Minister Sussan Ley’s electorate of Farrer covers most of the New South Wales side of the Victorian border, and was last of electoral interest when it passed from Nationals to Liberal hands with Tim Fischer’s retirement in 2001.

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