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Dave Sharma officially concedes defeat in Wentworth

By DANIEL LO SURDO Outgoing Liberal Member Dave Sharma conceded defeat in the Wentworth election to Independent challenger Allegra Spender on Monday, saying that he expects the difference in votes to "not change markedly". Sharma said he spoke to Spender earlier on Monday to congratulate her on her success at the polls and concede the […]

Allegra Spender on track to topple Dave Sharma in Wentworth, Scott Morrison concedes defeat

By DANIEL LO SURDO Independent Allegra Spender is on track to defeat incumbent Liberal Member for Wentworth Dave Sharma as part of a wave of independent gains in Coalition seats around the country. As of time of publishing, Spender had received 39.5 per cent of first preference votes, narrowly edging Sharma's 37.5 per cent figure. […]

The Spender a generation in the making

By DANIEL LO SURDO At the 1990 federal election, 10-year Liberal MP John Spender was ousted from his seat of North Sydney to the late Ted Mack, a grassroots politician known as the 'father of all independents'. Thirty-two years later, John's daughter, Allegra Spender, will contest the eastern suburbs seat of Wentworth as an independent, […]