1936 Kennedy by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Kennedy on 12 December 1936. This was triggered by the death of Labor MP Darby Riordan.

The by-election was won by the Labor candidate, Riordan's nephew Bill.

ResultsEdit

Kennedy by-election, 1936[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Riordan 19,111 47.4 -12.3
Independent Labor Jim Boyd 13,223 32.8 +32.8
Communist Jim Slater 4,459 11.1 +6.4
Social Credit James Killoran 3,565 8.8 +8.8
Total formal votes 40,358 96.2
Informal votes 1,581 3.8
Turnout 41,939 81.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Riordan 23,188 57.5 -6.4
Independent Labor Jim Boyd 17,170 42.5 +42.5
Labor hold Swing -6.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "By-Elections 1934-1937". Psephos.