Australian Electoral Commission

Mackellar 1994 by-election

Updated: 18 January 2011

The previous Member for Mackellar was James Carlton (LP) who represented the electorate from 1977 to 1994. He resigned from Parliament on 14 January 1994 and the writ for the by-election was issued on 18 February 1994.

Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan

Seat status following 1993 election: Safe Liberal

Two-party preferred 1993 election:

Labor: 38.84%

LNP: 61.16%

Two-candidate preferred 1994 by-election:

Liberal: 60.27%

Independent: 39.73%

A total of eight candidates nominated for the Mackellar by-election held on 26 March 1994 compared with five at the 1993 federal election.

Results
Candidates Votes %
Fiona E McLeod (GRN) 3 940 5.88
Peter Consandine (RPA) 586 0.87
Stephen Ross Wells (IND) 2 063 3.08
Bob Ellis (IND) 15 501 23.14
John Phillips (AFI) 5 464 8.16
Godfrey Bigot 582 0.87
Brian Johnson (DEM) 3 851 5.75
#Bronwyn Bishop (LP) 34 999 52.25
Formal 66 986 96.85
Informal 2 181 3.15
Total 69 167 87.63

A total of 78 932 electors were enrolled for the Mackellar by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Mackellar declared Bronwyn Bishop (LP) as the new Member on 31 March 1994.