Australian Electoral Commission

Werriwa 1994 by-election

Updated: 17 January 2011

The previous Member for Werriwa was John Kerin (ALP) who represented the electorate from 1978 to 1993. He resigned from Parliament on 22 December 1993 and the writ for the by-election was issued on 24 December 1993.

Demographic rating: Outer Metropolitan

Seat status following 1993 election: Safe Labor

Two-party preferred 1993 election:

Labor: 65.77%

LNP: 34.23%

Two-party preferred 1994 by-election:

Labor: 59.49%

LNP: 40.51%

A total of eight candidates nominated for the Werriwa by-election held on 29 January 1994 compared with four at the 1993 federal election.

Candidates Votes %
Graeme Malcolm MacAllister 1 111 1.84
Mark Latham (ALP) 30 337 50.13
Alex Kammoun (IND) 378 0.62
Charlie Lynn (LP) 20 466 33.82
Robyn Marion Spencer (AFI) 4 384 7.24
Julia Moon (IND) 3 199 5.29
Earle L Keegel (IND) 188 0.31
Maxwill Reginald Corbett (IND) 458 0.76
Formal 60 521 94.80
Informal 3 318 5.20
Total 63 839 85.64

A total of 74 545 electors were enrolled for the Werriwa by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Werriwa declared Mark Latham (ALP) as the new Member on 4 February 1994.