Australian Electoral Commission

Lindsay 1996 by-election

Updated: 18 January 2011

On 11 September 1996 the Court of Disputed Returns ruled that the election in the Division of Lindsay was void. The writ for the by-election was issued on 16 September 1996.

Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan

Seat Status: Fairly Safe Liberal

2 March 1996 Election:

Two Party Preferred:

ALP: 48.42%

LP: 51.58%

19 October 1996 By-election:

Two Party Preferred:

ALP: 43.45%

LP: 56.55%

A total of twelve candidates nominated for the 19 October 1996 Lindsay by-election compared with seven at the 1996 federal election.

Results
Candidates Party Votes %
Grigg, Brian CTA 1 254 1.77
#Kelly, Jackie LP 34 840 49.21
Franich, Rodney ASP 2 042 2.88
Free, Ross ALP 23 758 33.56
Townsend, Vince AFI 4 224 5.97
Grim-Reaper, Steve IND 270 0.38
Peacey, Robert Frank IND 156 0.22
Vella, Kay Anne IND 933 1.32
Archibald, David FLR 150 0.21
Aird, Vicki IND 488 0.69
Lear, Stephen DEM 1 182 1.67
Edwards, Lesley GRN 1 502 2.12
Formal 70 799 96.36
Informal 2 678 3.64
TOTAL 73 477 89.98

There were 81 659 electors enrolled for the 19 October by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Lindsay declared Jackie Kelly (LP) as the new Member on 25 October 1996.