1955 Cook by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Cook on 21 May 1955. This was triggered by the death of Labor MP Tom Sheehan.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Jim Cope. The governing Liberal Party did not nominate a candidate, which resulted in Cope receiving over 85% of the first preference vote.

ResultsEdit

Cook by-election, 1955[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ┬▒
Labor Jim Cope 21,411 86.8 +3.4
Independent John Somerville-Smith 3,248 13.2 +13.2
Total formal votes 24,659 96.8
Informal votes 814 3.2
Turnout 25,473 76.0
Labor hold Swing -3.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "By-Elections 1954-1955". Psephos.