1937 Gwydir by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Gwydir on 8 May 1937. This was triggered by the resignation of Country Party MP Aubrey Abbott to become Administrator of the Northern Territory.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate William Scully.

ResultsEdit

Gwydir by-election, 1937[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor William Scully 25,551 52.3 +44.2
Country Ernest Batchelor 13,168 27.0 -4.8
Country Oliver Milling 8,155 16.7 +16.7
Country Geoffrey Moore 1,963 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 48,837 98.7
Informal votes 639 1.3
Turnout 49,476 90.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor William Scully 54.3 +54.3
Country Ernest Batchelor 45.7 -8.8
Labor gain from Country Swing +8.8

ReferencesEdit

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