THE seat of Warren-Blackwood will be one of the most intriguing seats in the upcoming State election, particularly for those in agricultural circles, as they watch to see how Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman fares.
Just how much of an impact the redistribution, the GM issue and WA Labor preferences has on Mr Redman is the big question in Warren-Blackwood and it is anybody's guess.
It is seen by many as still leaning slightly in favour of Mr Redman as he won the seat in 2008 by a two-party preferred margin of 17.3 per cent.
But with the redistribution, Mr Redman lost the National stronghold shires of Cranbrook and Plantagenet to Wagin, while he gains the supposedly Labor/Green region of Donnybrook-Balingup Shire from Collie-Preston and some area around Margaret River from Vasse.
It is estimated his two-party preferred was cut to a still healthy 10.2pc margin.
But with Labor preferences announced officially on Tuesday to go to Liberal candidate Ray Colyer, it has thrown the door wide open.
At the last election, Mr Redman received preferences from both Labor and the Greens.
The debate surrounding GM has been there for a number of years and at one stage Newdegate farmer and anti-GM campaigner Julie Newman was prepared to run for the seat almost solely on that issue, but has since elected not to run.
Mr Colyer, has been a farmer in the area for 50 years and is the current shire president of Augusta-Margaret River and is believed to have a reasonably strong supporter base, particularly on the back of his role on the recent Margaret River coal mining issues.
The preferences from Labor could also help see Mr Colyer over the line.
Greens candidate Nerilee Boshammer and Labor candidate John Thorpe are expected to have a tight contest for third.