Which candidates live out-of-electorate?

Charlotte 14 October 2016 1


Are you more likely to vote for a candidate if you know they live in your electorate?

Surely they’ll have a better understanding of the issues that affect your suburb if they live nearby?

See which electorate your suburb is in here.

To be fair, in the case of out-of-electorate residents, it may be that the boundaries have changed and their suburb used to be part of one electorate but is now part of another. They may have lived for years in the relevant electorate but had to move out of it recently for work or personal reasons. They may live in a suburb immediately adjacent to the electorate. They may be planning to move to the electorate if elected but not prepared to uproot family on the offchance.

It’s interesting to note that the central seat of Kurrajong is the only electorate in which there are no out-of-electorate candidates, and that most of the candidates who are running out-of-electorate in the other seats live in Kurrajong.

We think voters should know in which electorate their candidates live, and be able to factor that into their voting decision if they believe it is relevant. The information is publicly available via the ACT Electoral Commission, but we have put together a chart to save you doing the research.

We’ve also put together a poll on the issue.

Does whether a candidate lives in the electorate or not influence your vote?

View Results

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Candidate Political party Suburb Electorate
Ben Murphy ACT Greens Waramanga Murrumbidgee
Sarah O’Brien Animal Justice Party Narrabundah Kurrajong
Robyn Soxsmith Animal Justice Party Kambah Murrumbidgee
Timothy Friel Like Canberra Dickson Kurrajong
Monique Shepherd Australian Sex Party ACT Griffith Kurrajong
Matt Donnelly Liberal Democrats Waramanga Murrumbidgee
Jacob Gowor Liberal Democrats Canberra City Kurrajong
Vera Saragih Liberal Democrats Giralang Yerrabi
Matt Straschko Liberal Democrats Giralang Yerrabi
Melissa Kemp Sustainable Australia Higgins Ginninderra
Candidate Political party Suburb Electorate
Denise Fisher Canberra Liberals Red Hill Kurrajong
Indra Esguerra ACT Greens Undisclosed Kurrajong
Jason Chappel ACT Greens Turner Kurrajong
Richard Merzian ACT Greens Watson Kurrajong
Richard Harriss Like Canberra Forde Yerrabi
Sam Huggins Like Canberra Watson Kurrajong
Mick Kaye Canberra Community Voters Kambah Murrumbidgee
Geoff Kettle Canberra Community Voters Braddon Kurrajong
Gilbert Reilly Canberra Community Voters Giralang Yerrabi
Lea Zangl Independent Kaleen Yerrabi
Candidate Political party Suburb Electorate
Mark O’Connor Sustainable Australia O’Connor Kurrajong
Nancy-Louise Scherger The Community Alliance Party Red Hill Kurrajong
Fergus Brown Liberal Democrats Acton Kurrajong
Brendan Cumpston Liberal Democrats Wanniassa Brindabella
Roman Gowor Liberal Democrats Macquarie Ginninderra
Tom Hamer Liberal Democrats Braddon Kurrajong
Alexander Klinkon Liberal Democrats Crace Yerrabi
Candidate Political party Suburb Electorate
Amanda Lynch Canberra Liberals Red Hill Kurrajong
Veronica Wensing ACT Greens Watson Kurrajong
Tim Bohm Like Canberra Watson Kurrajong
Casey Heffernan Like Canberra Campbell Kurrajong
Susie Kennett Australian Sex Party Scullin Ginninderra
Declan Keating Liberal Democrats Lyneham Kurrajong
Mandy Cottinham Animal Justice Party Farrer Murrumbidgee
Daniel Evans Independent Holt Ginninderra


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One Response to Which candidates live out-of-electorate?
Masquara Masquara 6:52 pm 14 Oct 16

This is redolent of the way something like 85 per cent of journalists live in just half a dozen postcodes in Sydney and Melbourne … here we sure have “unrepresentative swill”!

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