Sky News held a pub test in the contested seat of Warringah. The pressure on the incumbent, former PM Tony Abbott, to hold his seat has been extreme.
The main threat has come from Independent Zali Steggall, who paints herself as a sensible centre candidate, despite backing from radical leftist lobby group GetUp. For some strange reason she decided not to go head to head with the other panelists. Probably because she has nothing to offer in terms of policy,” much less climate change or EVs (from the seat of her Nissan Pathfinder 3.5L V6 SUV)..
Having said that if one wants to lodge a protest vote against Tony Abbott (who presented well), United Australia Party’s Suellen Wrightson came across as a million times more impressive than Steggall in her media appearances to date. Even the Greens candidate, Kristyn Glanville, attended. Poor form Zali.
Listening to the questions asked, climate change and EVs didn’t feature as major issues. Power prices, more gas and coal baseload and restrained immigration got cheers from the crowd.