Wentworth 1995 by-election

Updated: 17 January 2011

The previous Member for Wentworth was John Hewson (LP) who represented the electorate from 1987 to 1995. He resigned from Parliament on 28 February 1995 and the writ for the by-election was issued on 3 March 1995.

Demographic rating: Inner Metropolitan

Seat status following 1993 election: Marginal Liberal

Two-party preferred 1993 election:

Labor: 44.54%

LNP: 55.46%

Two-candidate preferred 1995 by-election:

Liberal: 65.90%

Green: 34.10%

A total of four candidates nominated for the Wentworth by-election held on 8 April 1995 compared with seven at the 1993 federal election.

Results
Candidates Votes %
Murray Matson (GRN) 15 120 26.04
John Hooper 1 317 2.27
#Andrew Thomson (LP) 30 677 52.84
William Charles Wentworth (IND) 10 945 18.85
Formal 58 059 96.04
Informal 2 392 3.96
Total 60 451 76.64

A total of 78 880 electors were enrolled for the Wentworth by-election. The Divisional Returning Officer for Wentworth declared Andrew Thomson (LP) as the new Member on 18 April 1995.

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