SWING­ING SEAT

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

DAVID Kemp­ton won Cook for the LNP in 2012 – the first time the seat had been out of La­bor’s hands since 1974. It was a short-lived in­cum­bency, with then-La­bor can­di­date Billy Gor­don tak­ing the seat in the 2015 elec­tion with 56.8 per cent of the vote af­ter pref­er­ences – a 10.2 per cent swing away from the LNP. One Na­tion did not run a can­di­date in 2015, but can­di­date James Evans won only 2.2 per cent of the vote in 2012.

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