Kurri Kurri shifts out of Paterson electorate in blow to Labor

Michael Parris
Updated June 14 2024 - 6:01pm, first published 2:00pm
Meryl Swanson and an Australian Electoral Commission map showing how her seat could lose Kurri Kurri and Weston at the next election. Picture by Marina Neil
Meryl Swanson and an Australian Electoral Commission map showing how her seat could lose Kurri Kurri and Weston at the next election. Picture by Marina Neil

Labor stronghold Kurri Kurri has been removed from the seat of Paterson in a proposed boundary redraw which shapes as a blow to sitting MP Meryl Swanson.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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