Aston 2001 by-election

Updated: 19 January 2011

The previous member for Aston was Peter Nugent, who represented the electorate from 1990–2001. The writ for the by-election was issued on 1 June 2001.

Results
Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan
Seat Status: Marginal Liberal
3 October 1998 Election:
Two Party Preferred: LP: 54.24%
ALP: 45.76%
14 July By-election:
Two Party Preferred: LP: 50.58%
ALP: 49.42%

A total of 15 candidates nominated for the 14 July 2001 Aston by-election compared with 6 at the 1998 federal election. There were 89 159 electors enrolled for the 14 July 2001 by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Aston declared Chris Pearce (LP) as the new Member on 25 July 2001.

Candidates and votes
Candidates Party Votes %
O'LOUGHLIN, Peter IND 1 160 1.49
#PEARCE, Chris LP 31 640 40.73
WARD, Mark   126 0.16
SLOAN, Mark No GST 618 0.80
KIR, Mick AGV 1 877 2.42
RASKOVY, Steve IND 227 0.29
MITCHELL, Doug CEC 334 0.43
CHAMBERLAIN, Luke James LFF 680 0.88
HARCOURT, Pierre DEM 6 271 8.07
SCOTT, June HAN 1 369 1.76
SCATES, Garry IND 3 401 4.38
COX, Josephine   328 0.42
PETHERBRIDGE, Tim HPA 232 0.30
DUNSTAN, Graeme HMP 711 0.92
BOLAND, Kieran ALP 28 716 36.96
ARP 0 0.00
UNI 0 0.00
FORMAL 77 690 94.16
INFORMAL 4 819 5.84
TOTAL 82 509 92.54
Full Distribution of Preferences
Candidate Party Votes %
#PEARCE, Chris LP 39 299 50.58
BOLAND, Kieran ALP 38 391 49.42
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