1970 Murrumbidgee state by-election

The 1970 Murrumbidgee state by-election was held on 14 February 1970 for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Murrumbidgee. It was triggered by the resignation of Al Grassby (Labor) to successfully contest the federal seat of Riverina at the 1969 election.[1]

Dates

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Date Event
18 September 1969 Resignation of Al Grassby.[1]
25 October 1969 1969 Australian federal election
19 January 1970 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and close of electoral rolls.[2]
23 January 1970 Day of nomination
14 February 1970 Polling day
10 March 1970 Return of writ

Result

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1970 Murrumbidgee by-election
Saturday 14 February [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Lin Gordon 10,905 53.8 −9.2
Liberal Ian Davidge 6,437 31.7 +20.8
Country Robin Williamson 2,351 11.6 −10.8
Democratic Labor Leslie Kennedy 593 2.9 −0.8
Total formal votes 20,286 98.4 +0.4
Informal votes 337 1.6 −0.4
Turnout 20,623 90.2 −4.0
Labor hold Swing -9.2

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: Murrumbidgee". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 8. 19 January 1970. p. 195. Retrieved 19 March 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1970 Murrumbidgee by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 March 2021.