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"Even the most enthusiastic Liberal supporters would agree that the State Opposition has a very difficult task ahead to topple the Premier, Mr Wran, from his peak of popularity.

"But in the midst of the contest between the major party leaders, lie a few combatants whose future is undecided until after the distribution of preference in today's voting...

"Manly people should be flattered that they are being wooed by parties and personalities in the most seductive way...

"Mr Alan Stewart, the sitting Labor MP for Manly, has represented the seat for three years. In that time, he has appeared frequently at gatherings as the local MP and has worked hard to represent his constituents. He has achieved much. His election pamphlets detail his achievements.

"In Mr Nelson Meers, a former Lord Mayor of Sydney, Mr Stewart has a formidable opponent.

"Mr Meers is a man of considerable talent who has impressed many people with his dedication to wresting Manly from Labor...

"One aspect of the campaign to win Manly should not be confused -- the battle for Manly is not Wran v Meers. It is Stewart v Meers. Mr Alan Stewart represents the people of Manly in State Parliament. Mr Nelson Meers is his opponent. Voters should consider carefully whether they want

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