LABOR’s Lisa Baker holds Maylands with a mere 2.7 per cent but the pundits predict that’ll only be pushed upwards on Saturday. A $1 bet on the animal-loving Ms Baker only returns you a $1.03 if she wins (one of the few bets she’d be okay with, given her stance opposing greyhound racing and calls to ban riding crops in horse racing).
LIBERAL contender Amanda Madden has a background in teaching and is dean of student services at Perth College. If she won she’d be the first Liberal to hold the seat since 1968.
GREENS candidate Caroline Perks is an artsy sort, graduating in musical theatre from WAAPA, worked under Greens MP Lynn MacLaren and worked on climate change policy for the local government sector, and wants action on the local environment like the area’s wetlands which have been under threat from housing developments.