Bass

Background

The Division of Bass takes its name from Dr George Bass, an early settler and explorer.

This electorate is always a hard battle. Labor will be taking two incumbents to this election with Michelle O’Byrne and Brian Wightman, who should both receive strong support. The Liberals will also have two incumbents contesting the election with Peter Gutwein and Michael Ferguson. The Greens have a full-line up, with sawmiller Kim Booth the current incumbent.

It will be interesting to see if Tim Parish can increase his first preference vote above 500 since switching from an independent to the Palmer United Party.

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