1969 Lake Macquarie state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Lake Macquarie on 19 April 1969. It was triggered by the death of Jim Simpson (Labor).[1]

Dates

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Date Event
10 December 1968 Death of Jim Simpson.[1]
10 March 1969 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
24 March 1969 Day of nomination
19 April 1969 Polling day
2 May 1969 Return of writ

Results

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1969 Lake Macquarie by-election
Saturday 14 February [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Merv Hunter 13,252 64.1 -0.4
Liberal Edwin Chiplin 6,071 29.3 -6.3
Independent Thomas Pendlebury 1,072 5.2
Independent Colin Fisher 296 1.4
Total formal votes 20,691 98.4 +0.7
Informal votes 335 1.6 -0.7
Turnout 21,026 89.0 -5.4
Labor hold Swing

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b "Mr James Brunton Simpson (1905-1968)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Lake Macquarie". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 30. 10 March 1969. p. 907. Retrieved 23 October 2019 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1969 Lake Macquarie by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 October 2019.