By-election on April 8

The by-election for the State Seat of Gosford takes place on Saturday, April 8.
Thy by-election was triggered when the seat was vacated by Labor MP, Ms Kathy Smith, due to illness.
Known as one of the most marginal seats in the state, the Seat of Gosford was narrowly lost by former Liberal MP Mr Chris Holstein in 2015, before it was picked up by Labor.
Ms Smith suffered from ill-health for the majority of 2016, and announced her resignation in February 2017.
Prior to Mr Holstein, the seat has jumped between the hands of the ALP and the Liberal Party.
Former Labor MP Ms Marie Andrews held the seat from 2007 to 2011, Liberal MP Mr Chris Hartcher held the Seat from 1988 to 2007 and former Labor MP Mr Brian McGowan held the Seat from 1976 to 1988.
The State Seat of Gosford is 867.15 square kilometres and cover postcodes 2083, 2250, 2256, 2257 and 2775.
Early voting is available at the Gosford Returning Officer’s Office on Watt St from Monday, March 27 to Friday, April 7.
Early voting opening hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm on Thursday, April 6.
Voting locations on election day include Calga – Mount White Bush Fire Brigade, Glenvale Special School in Narara, Gosford East Public School, Henry Kendall High School, Kariong Public School, Kulnura Public Hall, Mangrove Mountain Public Hall, Mooney Mooney Public School, Niagara Park Public School, Peats Ridge Public School, Point Clare Public School, Point Clare Scout Hall, Somersby Public School, Spencer Community Hall, TAFE NSW Hunter Institute Gosford Campus and Wyoming Public School.
The polling locations will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday, April 8.

Source:
Website, Mar 30, 2017
Electoral Commission NSW

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