Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tasmanian State Election preview - Bass

Bass
Area
The majority of Bass voters live in Launceston.With the rest coming from Georgetown Council, Dorset Council and the Furneaux group of Islands.

Retirements
Jim Cox (ALP)
Sue Napier (LIB)

Elected 2006
1. Michelle O'Byrne (ALP)
2. Jim Cox (ALP)
3. Peter Gutwein (LIB)
4. Sue Napier (LIB)
5. Kim Booth (GRN)

2006 Vote
ALP - 49.6%
LIB - 33.8%
GRN - 13.6%
OTH - 3.0%

Candidates 
(Links are to either candidate website, facebook page or twitter page to help you make an informed decision.Where no link is available I will provide a small snippet about the candidate and/or policies. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order, on the ballot the order is randomised and will vary from ballot to ballot))
A. ALP - Michelle Cripps, Scott McLean, Michelle O'Byrne, Brant Webb, Brian Wightman
B. GNSJeremy Ball, Kim Booth, Sally Day, Beverly Ernst, Peter Whish-Wilson
C. LIB - Pamela Dakin, Michael Ferguson, Peter Gutwein, Michele McGinty, Nick Pedley
Ungrouped - Jim Collier, Peter Kaye, Tim Parish, Mark Webb, Sven Wiener

Jim Collier is a "river campiagner" and round-the-world yachtsman. He wants to abolish parlimanet.
Tim Parish is a George Town councillor.
Mark Webb is an investor
Sven Wiener has been describer as both a "dairy farmer" and "property developer"

Prediction
2 ALP, 2 LIB, 1 GRN
(I made my prediction for all seats about a week & half ago and am not going to change them during the campiagn, this may result in the predictions being way off)


Feel like making a prediction? Leave a comment and let me know.
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