Candidates contesting lower house seats in the three local electorates at Saturday's state election

LAKE MACQUARIE: MP Greg Piper, right, with Attorney General Mark Speakman, in Toronto last year. Picture: David Stewart
LAKE MACQUARIE: MP Greg Piper, right, with Attorney General Mark Speakman, in Toronto last year. Picture: David Stewart

VOTERS in the seat of Lake Macquarie will have the choice of six candidates when they cast their vote for the legislative assembly in the state election on Saturday.

The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot paper, are.-

Kim Grierson (The Greens), Laurance Taranto (Animal Justice Party), Greg Piper (Independent), Lindsay Paterson (Liberal), Marie Rolfe (Sustainable Australia) and Jo Smith (Labor).

Greg Piper has been the state MP for Lake Macquarie since 2007.

At the 2015 election, Mr Piper received 42.46 per cent of first preference votes. The Labor candidate in 2015, Melissa Cleary, attracted 30.66 per cent of first preference votes, and Liberal candidate Daniel Collard 16.79 per cent.

SWANSEA: MP Yasmin Catley flanked by Labor Leader Michael Daley. Picture: Dean Lewins

SWANSEA: MP Yasmin Catley flanked by Labor Leader Michael Daley. Picture: Dean Lewins

In the electorate of Swansea, five candidates will face voters.

The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot paper, are.-

Glenn Seddon (Australian Conservatives), Julia Riseley (Animal Justice Party), Dean Bowman (Liberal), Yasmin Catley (Labor), and Doug Williamson (The Greens).

Yasmin Catley has been the member for Swansea since the 2015 election.

Ms Catley attracted 45.03 per cent of first preference votes at that election. Liberal candidate Johanna Uidam received 25.91 per cent of first preference votes, and Independent Garry Edwards 13.45 per cent.

WYONG: MP David Harris at a meeting to protest against the Wallarah 2 coal mine last year. Picture: David Stewart

WYONG: MP David Harris at a meeting to protest against the Wallarah 2 coal mine last year. Picture: David Stewart

Just four candidates will contest the seat of Wyong, which takes in towns such as Lake Haven, Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace and Norah Head.

The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot paper, are.-

Ying Shu Li-Cantwell (Liberal), Sue Wynn (The Greens), Martin Stevenson (Australian Conservatives), and David Harris (Labor).

David Harris has been the member for Wyong since the 2015 election.

At that election, Mr Harris attracted 51.15 per cent of first preference votes. Liberal candidate Sandra Kerr secured 36.76 per cent of first preference votes.

For details on using iVote (internet and telephone voting), visit the elections.nsw.gov.au website.

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