The Gosford by-election will be held on Saturday, April 8. Speaker of the NSW Legislative Assembly, Ms Shelley Hancock, announced a by-election would be held for the electoral districts of Gosford, following the receipt of resignation letters from former Member, Ms Kathy Smith, as a result of her ongoing treatment for cancer.
By-elections for the Seats of Manly and the North Shore will be held on the same day following the resignations of former NSW Premier Mr Mike Baird and former NSW Minister for Health Ms Jillian Skinner. “Subsequent upon receipt of the resignations of the previous members elected in the 2015 NSW General Election, I wish to announce that a by-election in the vacant seat of Gosford will be held on Saturday, April 8,” Ms Hancock said.
“I congratulate all three members for their commendable parliamentary service, representing the people of their electorates. “I extend my very best wishes to their families, and wish each of them well in the next stages of their lives,” she said. “Consequent to advice received from the Electoral Commission, today I wrote to the Electoral Commissioner, Mr John Schmidt, advising him of my intention to issue writs on Friday, March 17, for a by-election to be held on Saturday, April 8,” Ms Hancock said.
Media release, 3 Mar 2017 Brigid O’Brien, Office of Shelly Hancock