Australian Electoral Commission

Fremantle 1994 by-election

Updated: 18 January 2011

The previous Member for Fremantle was John Dawkins (ALP) who represented the electorate from 1977 to 1994. He resigned from Parliament on 4 February 1994 and the writ for the by-election was issued on the same day.

Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan

Seat status following 1993 election: Fairly Safe Labor

Two-party preferred 1993 election:

Labor: 57.79%

LNP: 42.21%

Two-party preferred 1994 by-election:

Labor: 58.83%

LNP: 41.17%

A total of four candidates nominated for the Fremantle by-election held on 12 March 1994 compared with five at the 1993 federal election.

Results
Candidates Votes %
Raymond N Conder 1 506 2.41
Geoff Hourn (LP) 23 047 36.89
Stephen Walker (GWA) 5 215 8.35
#Carmen Lawrence (ALP) 32 707 52.35
Formal 62 475 97.40
Informal 1 669 2.60
Total 64 144 85.84

A total of 74 721 electors were enrolled for the Fremantle by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Fremantle declared Carmen Lawrence (ALP) as the new Member on 15 March 1994.