Labor challenger ‘in with a shot’ to win McMillan

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Labor candidate of McMillan Chris Buckingham Photo Credit: Chris Buckingham MP

Despite McMillan being regarded as a safe seat for the Coalition, Labor challenger Chris Buckingham says the contest will be closer than the public think.

According to Chris Buckingham, response from electors suggest he is in with a shot of claiming the seat and promises to deliver strong leadership for McMillan.

“Things are going to be close”, Mr Buckingham believes.

“If I become the sitting member, I won’t be doing much sitting.”

Mr Buckingham believes the most important outcome from the election is that the seat of McMillan becomes marginal. 

“It’s time for McMillan to be marginal once again”, he said. 

“I think we all know once a seat is marginal is gets more attention so I’d hope for that so the electorate is properly supported and there is a sense of contest.”

Mr Buckingham emphasises that he will be working hard to represent the people of McMillan if he is to re-claim the seat on Saturday.

However, Mr Buckingham is in for quite the challenge.

He needs a 11.8 per cent swing to unseat McMillan incumbent Russell Broadbent.

Mr Broadbent has held the seat since 2004 and previously served as the member for the now abolished Division of Corinella from 1990 to 1993.

Labor last held the seat of McMillan in 2001.



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