Broadmeadows state by-election, 2011

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A by-election for the Victorian Legislative Assembly district of Broadmeadows was conducted on 19 February 2011, and was retained by the Australian Labor Party.[1]

The by-election was triggered by the resignation on 21 December 2010 of John Brumby, the former Premier of Victoria whose 11-year incumbent Labor government was defeated at the 2010 election. Writs for the by-election were issued on 20 January 2011.

Background[edit]

Primary votes in Broadmeadows at the 2010 election saw Labor win 62.3 percent and the Liberals win 25.3 percent, with a 71 percent two-party Labor vote. Being Labor's safest seat at that election, the Liberals chose not to contest the by-election. Labor chose to stand Frank McGuire, brother of Eddie McGuire as their candidate. Nine candidates stood at the by-election, with McGuire predicted to win.[2]

Results[edit]

Labor won the seat with a majority of primary votes alone. Turkish independent Celal Sahin made a show with a fifth of the primary vote and 30 percent of the two-candidate-preferred vote.[3]

Broadmeadows state by-election, 2011[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Frank McGuire 14,305 53.4 –8.9
Independent Celal Sahin 5,396 20.2 +20.2
Greens Graham Dawson 1,626 6.1 –1.4
Independent Graeme Marr 1,620 6.1 +6.1
Democratic Labor Mark Hobart 1,501 5.6 +3.1
Sex Party Merinda Davis 1,343 5.0 +5.0
Independent Peter Byrne 530 2.0 –0.4
Independent Joseph Kaliniy 277 1.0 +1.0
Independent Gerrit Schorel-Hlavka 173 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 26,771 90.5 –1.9
Informal votes 2,810 9.5 +1.9
Turnout 29,581 78.5 –10.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Frank McGuire 18,704 69.9 –1.1
Independent Celal Sahin 8,067 30.1 +30.1
Labor hold Swing N/A

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