Albert Park state by-election, 2007

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The Albert Park state by-election, 2007 was a by-election held on 15 September 2007 for the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Albert Park, immediately to the south of Melbourne's central business district.

The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labor member and Deputy Premier John Thwaites. Former state secretary of the Australian Services Union Martin Foley held the seat for Labor at the election.[1]

Results[edit]

Albert Park state by-election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Martin Foley 13,687 46.83 +5.78
Greens John Middleton 8,448 28.53 +9.46
Independent Nigel Strauss 1,702 5.75 +5.75
Democrats Paul Kavanagh 1,702 5.75 +5.75
Independent Prodos Marinakis 1,422 4.80 +4.80
Family First Cameron Eastman 1,306 4.41 +3.33
Democratic Labor Shane McCarthy 512 1.73 +1.73
Independent Adrian Jackson 354 1.20 –0.07
Independent John Dobinson 297 1.00 +1.00
Total formal votes 29,637 92.53 –3.14
Informal votes 2,392 7.47 +3.14
Turnout 32.029 70.67 -15.05
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Martin Foley 17,000 57.07 N/A
Greens John Middleton 12,788 42.93 N/A
Labor hold Swing N/A

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