Huge swing needed to unseat Hume MP Angus Taylor

Political divide: Labor supporter Eamon Bryne and Liberal supporter Roslyn Harrison will volunteer at polling booths across the Hume elctorate. Picture: Simon Bennett.

Political divide: Labor supporter Eamon Bryne and Liberal supporter Roslyn Harrison will volunteer at polling booths across the Hume elctorate. Picture: Simon Bennett.

Hume voters will head to the polling booths on Saturday, July 2 after an epic eight week federal election campaign.

Vying for your vote are Liberal candidate and incumbent Angus Taylor, Labor candidate Aoife Champion, The Green’s Michaela Sherwood, Christian Democratic Party (Fred Nile Group) candidate Adrian Van Der Byl, Citizens Electoral Council’s Lindsay Cosgrove and Bullet Train For Australia candidate Trevor Anthoney.

Mr Taylor is odds on favourite to win with a swing of 13.6 per cent needed to unseat him.

He entered Parliament in 2013, winning 54 per cent of the primary vote to get there.

Mr Taylor is considered to be a rising star within the Liberal government with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointing him the Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation earlier this year.

“I have lived and breathed this electorate during the election campaign,” Mr Taylor said.

Labor candidate Aoife Champion, from Camden, is a solicitior who has represented the state government in NSW Courts and Tribunals. 

“My campaign has gone well with the Labor messages being received and understood by people in the Hume electorate,” Ms Champion said.

Greens candidate Michaela Sherwood is an IT practitioner who lives in Bundanoon. She is a transgender woman.

“I’m a first-time candidate and I’m happy with my campaign,” Ms Sherwood said. 

After a redistribution of electorate boundaries earlier this year, Hume now stretches more than 17,000 square kilometres from Wallacia in the north to Boorowa in the west and along the Hume Highway to just north of Canberra.

For the first time Hume now takes in Camden, Narellan, Narellan Vale, Mount Annan, Menangle and Appin.

The Camden Advertiser’s Facebook page will post regular updates on Saturday night as results from Hume voting booths come in.

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