Labor's Meryl Swanson holds on to Paterson seat despite 5 per cent swing to Liberal's Sachin Joshi

By Charlie Elias
Updated May 23 2019 - 8:52am, first published 8:00am

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson, fresh from her second term election victory, has thrown her support behind embattled Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon - a moderate from the "sensible centre' - for the Labor leadership.

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