1970 Georges River state by-election

The 1970 Georges River state by-election was held on 19 September 1970 for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Georges River. It was triggered by the death of Douglas Cross (Liberal).[1]

Dates

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Date Event
19 July 1970 Douglas Cross died.[1]
21 August 1970 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and close of electoral rolls.[2]
28 August 1970 Day of nomination
19 September 1970 Polling day
9 October 1970 Return of writ

Result

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1970 Georges River by-election
Saturday 19 September [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Frank Walker 12,104 47.8 +6.5
Liberal John Tonkin 10,208 40.3 −18.4
Defence of Government Schools Robin Alleway 1,847 7.3
Democratic Labor B Payne 1,040 4.1
Independent W L Hutchinson 118 0.5
Total formal votes 25,317 98.0 +0.8
Informal votes 514 2.0 −0.5
Turnout 25,831 86.0 −9.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank Walker 13,256 52.4 +11.1
Liberal John Tonkin 12,061 47.6 −11.1
Labor gain from Liberal Swing 11.1

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b "Mr Albert Jaime Grassby (1926-2005)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Georges River". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 106. 21 August 1970. p. 195. Retrieved 19 March 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1970 Georges River by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 March 2021.