The final days of the federal election campaign have seen candidates for the ultra-marginal seat of Gilmore sharpen their pitches to the electorate. All seven candidates for the NSW south coast seat took part in a fiery ABC Illawarra-hosted candidates forum at the Bomaderry Bowling Club last night.

A crowd of about 150 grilled the candidates on a spectrum of issues, from unemployment and nuclear energy through to franking credits and the NDIS.