1948 Coogee state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Coogee on 8 May 1948 because of the death of Lou Cunningham (Labor).[1] The Labor candidate was his widow Catherine.[2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
23 March 1948 Lou Cunningham died.[1]
12 April 1948 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
20 April 1948 Nominations
8 May 1948 Polling day
4 June 1948 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1948 Coogee by-election
Saturday 8 May [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Kevin Ellis 11,047 50.65 +2.35
Labor Catherine Cunningham 9,896 45.37 -6.33
Communist Wilton Brown 717 3.29
Independent Clare Peters 152 0.70
Total formal votes 21,812 97.37
Informal votes 589 2.63
Turnout 22,401 87.52
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Lucien Lawrence Cunningham (1889-1948)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1948 Coogee by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Coogee". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 40. 15 April 1948. p. 889. Retrieved 18 October 2019 – via Trove.