2017 Murray state by-election
A by-election was held in the New South Wales state electoral district of Murray on 14 October 2017. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Adrian Piccoli, of the National Party. The National Party barely retained the seat and, after distribution of preferences, Austin Evans was elected. Helen Dalton, candidate for the Shooters, Fishers & Farmers Party seen a swing of more than 13% on her personal vote building on the 2015 result.
The candidates in ballot paper order are as follows:
|Party||Candidate||Notes (not on ballot paper)|
|Nationals||Austin Evans||Former Mayor of the abolished Murrumbidgee Shire, former Administrator of Murrumbidgee Council and current councillor on Murrumbidgee Council. Evans is Senior Operations Engineer at Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Limited.|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Helen Dalton||Independent candidate and runner-up for Murray in the 2015 election.|
|Country Labor||Michael Kidd||Councillor on Leeton Shire. Kidd works as a radiographer for Leeton Health Service and cites cuts by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District as his main campaign issue.|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Helen Dalton||14,332||31.5||+31.5|
|Total formal votes||45,551||96.9||+0.6|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Helen Dalton||18,570||46.7||+46.7|
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