1977 Cunningham by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Cunningham on 25 October 1977. It was triggered by the death of former Whitlam Government minister and Labor MP Rex Connor.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Stewart West.

ResultsEdit

1977 Cunningham by-election [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Stewart West 36,425 56.4 −5.3
Liberal Thomas Griffin 20,748 32.1 −4.3
Democrats Ross Sampson 5,011 7.8 +7.8
Independent Rudolph Dezelin 1,136 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 64,556 97.2
Informal votes 1,888 2.8
Turnout 66,444 86.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stewart West 60.7 −1.9
Liberal Thomas Griffin 39.3 +1.9
Labor hold Swing −1.9

Rex Connor (Labor) died.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1977 Cunningham by-election". Psephos Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 29 May 2022.