Wills by-election, 1992

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A by-election for the Australian House of Representatives division of Wills was held on 11 April 1992. It was triggered by the resignation of sitting Labor Party member and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

The by-election was won by independent candidate Phil Cleary. There were 22 candidates, the largest number ever to contest any House of Representatives seat. Though 22 candidates contested the 2009 Bradfield by-election, nine of the candidates were from the Christian Democratic Party.

Cleary's election was declared void by the High Court on the grounds that, as a teacher employed by the Victorian state government, he held an office of profit under the Crown at the time he nominated.[1] No second by-election was held due to the imminence of the 1993 federal election.

Results

Wills by-election, 1992[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Phil Cleary 21,391 33.5 +33.5
Labor Bill Kardamitsis 18,784 29.4 -19.3
Liberal John Delacretaz 17,582 27.6 -6.9
Independent Katheryne Savage 1,660 2.6 +2.6
Democrats David Mackay 1,383 2.2 -7.4
AAFI Angela Walker 577 0.9 +0.9
Independent Geraldine Rawson 453 0.7 +0.7
Independent Ian Sykes 364 0.6 -0.9
Federal Stan Germaine 280 0.4 +0.4
Independent Cecil G. Murgatroyd 258 0.4 -0.1
Independent Salvatore Ferraro 221 0.4 +0.4
Independent Bob Lewis 216 0.3 +0.3
Independent Richard Phillips 136 0.2 +0.2
Independent Bill French 90 0.1 +0.1
Independent Kon Kyrou 81 0.1 +0.1
Independent Julien Droulers 68 0.1 +0.1
Independent Patricia Poulos 61 0.1 +0.1
Independent John Murray 54 0.1 +0.1
Independent Chris Vassis 43 0.1 +0.1
Independent Otto Kuhne 35 0.1 +0.1
Independent Will Kapphan 34 0.1 +0.1
Independent F C Potter 30 0.1 +0.1
Total formal votes 63,801 93.6 +0.00
Informal votes 4,348 6.4 +0.00
Turnout 68,149 89.4 -4.9
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Phil Cleary 41,708 65.7 +65.7
Labor Bill Kardamitsis 21,772 34.3 -23.6
Independent gain from Labor Swing N/A

See also

References

  1. ^ Sykes v Cleary [1992] HCA 60, (1992) 176 CLR 77.
  2. ^ "Wills (Vic) By-Election (11 April 1992)". Australian Electoral Commission. [dead link]
  3. ^ "By-Elections 1990-1993". Psephos.
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