Altona state by-election, 2010

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A by-election was held for the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Altona on 13 February 2010, following the sudden resignation of state Transport Minister Lynne Kosky on 18 January, who cited a family member's health as the reason for her decision to leave politics.[1] Altona is widely considered a safe Labor seat, Kosky won over 60% of the primary vote at the 2006 state election.

The Australian Labor Party's Jill Hennessy, a lawyer who sits on the board of Western Health, won the seat despite a 13 percent swing away from Labor. The Liberals and Greens went up by 11 percent and 2 percent respectively. Hennessy retained the seat in the November 2010 state election.

Candidates[edit]

The following candidates nominated; they are listed in ballot-paper order.[2]

Election results[edit]

Altona state by-election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jill Hennessy 18,249 47.50 −13.11
Liberal Mark Rose 13,427 34.95 +11.06
Greens David Strangward 4,006 10.43 +2.01
Independent Liz Mumby 693 1.80 +1.80
Independent Brijender Nain 634 1.65 +1.65
Independent Brian Shaw 623 1.62 +1.62
Socialist Alliance Margarita Windisch 607 1.58 +1.58
Independent Andrew Rixon 182 0.47 +0.47
Total formal votes 38,421 95.18 +1.29
Informal votes 1,947 4.82 −1.29
Turnout 40,368 93.69 −9.03
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jill Hennessy 22,252 57.93 −12.28
Liberal Mark Rose 16,160 42.07 +12.28
Labor hold Swing -12.28

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