William BoweMay 1, 20161 Comment
Urbanisation and immigration have transformed Parramatta from a conservative to a Labor-leaning seat over time, but the backlash against Labor in Sydney over the last two elections has all but worn away Julie Owens' margin.
William BoweApr 30, 20165 Comments
Nestled in the north-eastern corner of New South Wales, Richmond has been transformed over recent decades by coastal development, which has changed it from safe Nationals to margin Labor.
William BoweApr 29, 2016
Macquarie consists of a fairly even balance of the Liberal-voting Hawkesbury River region and the Labor-leaning Blue Mountains, but the Liberals have held the upper hand since a favourable redistribution in 2010.
William BoweApr 28, 2016
Bennelong gained the distinction of being one of only two seats to have ousted a sitting Prime Minister with John Howard's defeat in 2007, but it shortly returned to its Liberal-leaning ways
William BoweApr 26, 20164 Comments
Labor came close to losing Gough Whitlam's old seat when its vote fell to historic lows in Sydney in 2013, but a shift northwards in the latest redistribution has added some extra fat to the margin.
William BoweApr 25, 20164 Comments
What was once a bellwether seat in Sydney's outer west has become stronger for the Liberals at recent elections, but the latest redistribution has tilted the ground back in favour of Labor.
William BoweApr 24, 20161 Comment
The northern Sydney Liberal fiefdom of Berowra is set to pass on from the Father of the House, Phillip Ruddock, to Julian Leeser, former executive director of Liberal-aligned think tank the Menzies Research Centre.
William BoweApr 20, 20162 Comments
With Liberal preselectors having voted on the weekend to put an end to Bronwyn Bishop's reign of terror, the blue-ribbon northern beaches Sydney seat of Mackellar is set to pass on to only its fourth member since it was created in 1949.
William BoweApr 17, 20162 Comments
The southern Brisbane seat of Moreton has a long history as a marginal seat, but it hasn't always reflected the national trend – as Labor's Graham Perrett showed when he slightly increased his majority in 2013.