1983 Bragg state by-election

A by-election was held for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Bragg on 14 May 1983. This was triggered by the resignation of former Premier and state Liberal MHA David Tonkin. The seat had been retained by the Liberals since it was created and first contested at the 1970 state election.

ResultsEdit

The Liberals easily retained the seat.

Bragg state by-election, 14 May 1983[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graham Ingerson 7,969 62.6 -0.4
Labor Carolyn Pickles 3,150 24.8 -2.1
Democrats Guy Harley 1,559 12.6 +2.5
Total formal votes 12,718 98.2 +2.3
Informal votes 237 1.8 -2.3
Turnout 12,955 78.5 -14.8
Liberal hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History of South Australian elections, 1857-2006 - by Dean Jaensch - ISBN 978-0-9750486-3-4
  2. ^ History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006 Volume 1: ECSA