Ryan 2001 by-election

Updated: 19 January 2011

The previous Member for Ryan was John Moore, who represented the electorate from 1975 to 2001. He resigned from Parliament on 5 February 2001 and the writ for the by-election was issued on 9 February 2001.

Demographic Rating: Outer Metropolitan

Seat Status: Marginal Labor

3 October 1998 Election:

Two Party Preferred:

LP: 59.52%

ALP: 40.48%

17 March By-election:

Two Candidate Preferred:

LP: 49.83%

ALP: 50.17%

A total of 9 candidates nominated for the 17 March 2001 Ryan by-election compared with 8 at the 1998 federal election. There were 87 634 electors enrolled for the 17 March 2001 by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Ryan declared Leonie Short (ALP) as the new Member on 20 May 2001.

Results
Candidates Party Votes %
#SHORT, Leonie ALP 29 173 38.68
STAGG, Warren IND 440 0.58
HYLAND, Terry IND 822 1.09
MOORE, Jody IND 1 351 1.79
HASSALL, Andrew R CTA 955 1.27
STASSE, Mike QG 4 608 6.11
TUCKER, Bob LP 32 571 43.19
FREEMARIJUANA, Nigel David HMP 1 685 2.23
DENGATE, Lyn DEM 3 808 5.05
GRN 0 0.00
OTH 0 0.00
HAN 0 0.00
FST 0 0.00
OTH 0 0.00
FORMAL 75 413 97.04
INFORMAL 2 304 2.96
TOTAL 77 717 88.68
Full Distribution of Preferences
Candidate Party Votes %
#SHORT, Leonie ALP 37 834 50.17
TUCKER, Bob LP 37 579 49.83
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