1965 Bondi state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bondi on 6 November 1965 because Abe Landa (Labor) resigned to accept the position of Agent-General for New South Wales in London.[1] This position was usually a sinecure for retiring members of the ruling party but Premier Robert Askin offered it to Landa to force his resignation from parliament and cause a by-election with the hope of increasing his government's small majority. Landa's acceptance of the position resulted in his expulsion from the Labor Party.[2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
23 September 1965 Landa resigned from Parliament.[1]
19 October 1965 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
22 October 1965 Day of nomination
6 November 1965 Polling day
7 December 1965 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1965 Bondi by-election
Saturday 6 November [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Syd Einfeld 10,110 49.9 -3.7
Liberal John Barraclough 9,579 47.3 +0.9
Democratic Labor William Slowgrove 493 2.4
Independent Albert Rietschel 76 0.4
Total formal votes 20,258 96.5 -1.3
Informal votes 732 3.5 +1.3
Turnout 20,990 86.8 -5.5
After distribution of preferences
Labor Syd Einfeld 10,167 50.2
Liberal John Barraclough 9,588 47.3
Democratic Labor William Slowgrove 503 2.5
Labor hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed to completion.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Abram Landa (1902-1989)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Mr Landa expelled from ALP". The Canberra Times. 20 November 1965. p. 9. Retrieved 16 February 2018 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Bondi". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 136. 19 October 1965. p. 3443. Retrieved 16 August 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1965 Bondi by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 November 2019.