Australian Electoral Commission

Warringah 1994 by-election

Updated: 18 January 2011

The previous Member for Warringah was Michael Mackellar (LP) who represented the electorate from 1969 to 1994. He resigned from Parliament on 18 February 1994 and the writ for the by-election was issued on the same day.

Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan

Seat status following 1993 election: Safe Liberal

Two-party preferred 1993 election:

Labor: 39.74%

LNP: 60.26%

Two-candidate preferred 1994 by-election:

Liberal: 63.46%

Independent: 36.54%

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

Results
Candidates Votes %
Robyn Marion Spencer (AFI) 8 446 13.54
#Tony Abbott (LP) 34 440 55.21
Judith Halnan (IND) 9 564 15.33
Troy Anderson (DEM) 9 932 15.92
Formal 62 382 96.39
Informal 2 339 3.61
Total 64 721 82.79

A total of 78 174 electors were enrolled for the Warringah by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Warringah declared Tony Abbott (LP) as the new Member on 31 March 1994.