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Can Bess Price wrest Stuart from Labor?

Bess Price on the campaign trail, talking with Laramba resident Ronnie McNamara and Napperby pastoralist Janet Chisholm.

 

Is a swing on in the vast Northern Territory electorate of Stuart? It's been held by Labor since 1983. Can well-regarded and outspoken senior Warlpiri woman Bess Nungarrayi Price wrest it from Labor for the Country Liberals? One voter doesn't make up the 15% needed but Ronnie McNamara in Laramba is eloquent: "We tried Karl Hampton and before him Peter Toyne. Nothing happened. We need someone who can help us ... We might vote for that Country party." KIERAN FINNANE accompanies Bess Price on the campaign trail.

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