1969 Bendigo by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Bendigo on 7 June 1969. This was triggered by the resignation of Labor MP Noel Beaton. A by-election for the seat of Gwydir was held on the same day.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate David Kennedy.

Key dates

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Date Event
9 April 1969 Noel Beaton resigned from Parliament.[1]
30 April 1969 The writ for the by-election was issued.[2]
16 May 1969 Close of nominations.
7 June 1969 Polling day.
4 July 1969 Return of the writ.
12 August 1969 David Kennedy was sworn in as the member for Bendigo.[3]

Results

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Bendigo by-election, 1969[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor David Kennedy 20,011 45.3 −6.4
Liberal Rodney Cambridge 15,106 34.2 −1.6
Democratic Labor Paul Brennan 5,710 12.9 +0.3
Independent Lance Hutchinson 2,750 6.2 +6.2
Independent Chris Candler 595 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 44,172 98.5
Informal votes 693 1.5
Turnout 44,865 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Kennedy 22,421 50.8 −2.2
Liberal Rodney Cambridge 21,751 49.2 +2.2
Labor hold Swing −2.2

References

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  1. ^ Hon William AstonSpeaker (15 April 1969). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: House of Representatives. p. 1061.
  2. ^ "The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia: House of Representatives". Australian Government Gazette. No. 35. 30 April 1969. p. 2544. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ Hon William Aston, Speaker (12 August 1969). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: House of Representatives. p. 3.
  4. ^ "By-Elections 1966-1969". Psephos. Archived from the original on 29 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012.