1978 Earlwood state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Earlwood on 15 July 1978 because of the resignation of Sir Eric Willis (Liberal) the former Premier of New South Wales.[1]

ResultEdit

1978 Earlwood by-election
Saturday 15 July [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ken Gabb 15,168 52.62 +7.17
Liberal Alan Jones 12,118 42.04 -12.51
Democrats Kerry Warr 1,053 3.65
Independent Neville Fleming 269 0.93
Gay Liberation Peter Blazey 105 0.36
Independent Charles Bingle 52 0.18
Conservative Josephine Mallett 33 0.11
Independent Edwin Bellchambers 27 0.09
Total formal votes 28,825 97.38 -1.14
Informal votes 775 2.62 +1.14
Turnout 29,600 88.24 -7.02
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +7.17


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sir Eric Archibald Willis (1922–1999)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1978 Earlwood by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 September 2020.