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Benalla state by-election, 2000

A by-election was held for the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Benalla on 13 May 2000. The by-election was triggered by the resignation on 12 April of Pat McNamara, the sitting member who was Deputy Premier of Victoria until the defeat of the Kennett government at the 1999 state election.

ResultsEdit

Benalla by-election, 2000[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Denise Allen 12,514 42.07 −0.52
National Bill Sykes 12,244 41.16 −16.25
Independent Geoff Rowe 2,072 6.97 +6.97
Independent Bill Hill 1,983 6.67 +6.67
Greens Janet Mackenzie 597 2.01 +2.01
Independent Maurie Smith 234 0.79 +0.79
Reform Alf Thorpe 101 0.34 +0.34
Total formal votes 29,745 97.22 +0.79
Informal votes 849 2.78 –0.79
Turnout 30,594 89.60 −3.35
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Denise Allen 14,991 50.40 +7.81
National Bill Sykes 14,754 49.60 −7.81
Labor gain from National Swing 7.81

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Report on the Benalla District by-election, Victorian Electoral Commission