Australian Electoral Commission

Cunningham 2002 by-election

Updated: 19 January 2011

The previous member for Cunningham was Stephen Martin (ALP), who represented the electorate from 1993–2002. The writ for the by-election was issued on 16 September 2002.

Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan
Seat Status: Marginal Green

10 November 2001 Election:

Two Party Preferred:
ALP: 60.65%
LP: 39.35%

19 October 2002 By-election:

Two Party Preferred:
GRN: 52.23%
ALP: 47.77%

A total of 13 candidates nominated for the 19 October 2002 By-election, compared with the 8 at the 2001 federal election. There were 81 521 enrolled for the 19 October 2002 By-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Cunningham declared Michael Organ (GRN) as the new Member on 30 October 2002.

Results
Candidates Party Votes %
NANNELLI, Owen CDP 2 566 3.81
WILSON, Peter IND 7 107 10.56
JOHNSON, Hal A CEC 120 0.18
# ORGAN, Michael GRN 15 505 23.03
BIRD, Sharon ALP 25 671 38.13
FLANAGAN, John NCP 556 0.83
CROCKER, Geoff HAN 2 696 4.00
HUGHES, David AFI 889 1.32
KEENE, James IND 483 0.72
SAMPSON, Meg IND 671 1.00
MOULDS, David IND 9 147 13.59
CHAPMAN, Linda DEM 1 514 2.25
WILLIAMS, Chris SAL 399 0.59
FORMAL 67,324 92.26
INFORMAL 5 647 7.74
TOTAL 72 971 89.51
Two Candidate Preferred
Candidate Votes This Election
# ORGAN, Michael (GRN) 35 160 52.23%
BIRD, Sharon (ALP) 32 164 47.77%