On the campaign trail with Tasmania’s political leaders as they prepared for polling day

 On the campaign trail with Tasmania’s political leaders as they prepared for polling day

ABC News visual journalist Luke Bowden spent some time with the leaders of Tasmania’s major parties as they campaigned during the state election — this is what he saw.

Tuesday 6 April

It’s just over a week into the campaign, and Liberal leader Peter Gutwein has already been up since 5:30am.

Apocryphal stories abound about how many sit-ups he does each morning. They’re followed by either a walk, run or visit to the gym.

This monk-like discipline is obviously reinforced by his coiffure, too, which he is responsible for shaving every second morning.

Arriving at the recently constructed Kingston Health Centre in the state’s south, the gaggle of journalists, camera operators and media advisers mull around a lectern that has been placed out the front.

On the other side of the street are the Liberal candidates for the electorate.

Mr Gutwein and his Health Minister Sarah Courtney arrive, elbow bumps ensue.

Like sporting teams walking out to…

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