seb2351, I think lunchbox may be referring to 2010 not 2007. Anyway Bennelong was not won by Labor in 2007 in the first place it was lost by Howard through his perceived arrogance and WorkChoices. At this last election in 2010 it just reverted back to normal after the voters had had their say and made their point.
The South West Rail Link doesn't open until 2016.
It's disingenuous (a nice word for lying) for CityRail to be showing it in carriages now.
Have they learnt nothing from the Parra - Epping election announcement, which, instead of winning votes, lost Bennelong?
It shows it is under construction- which it is. The PERL is not under construction, and is not in rail carriages.
Bennelong was not lost because of a rail announcement, reasons such as the response to the GFC, the BER, the Kevin 747 etc were.
October 2007- Liberal, December 2007- Labor. Labor won the seat of Bennelong. That is from the AEC. We could have a spirited discussion on the ins and outs of which political party "won" which seat, but I am guessing both of us have lives and have better things to do.
I was referring to 2010. Lunchbox said that due to the announcement of the PERL, the seat was lost (presumely by disgruntled voters tired of hearing nothing but spin by an increasingly desperate government clining at straws to stay in power). Hence my listing of the reasons why the seat was "lost" (Was Labor, now liberal so lost irregardless of how you look at it)
Annnnyyyyway, back to the SWRL. Could go on for hours otherwise 8)