Canberra by-election, 1995

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The 1995 Canberra by-election was held in the Australian electorate of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory on 25 March 1995. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the sitting member, the Australian Labor Party's Ros Kelly on 30 January 1995. The writ for the by-election was issued on 17 February 1995.

The by-election was won by Liberal Party candidate Brendan Smyth.

The by-election took place in the shadow of the "sports rorts" affair.

Results[edit]

Canberra by-election, 1995[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brendan Smyth 39,021 46.29 +10.07
Labor Sue Robinson 25,689 30.48 −21.78
Greens James Warden 10,835 12.85 +12.85
AAFI Robyn Spencer 3,515 4.17 +4.17
Independent Joanne Clarke 2,274 2.70 +2.70
Independent Jerzy Gray-Grzeszkiewicz 1,956 2.32 +2.32
Republican Joseph Cotta 1,003 1.19 +1.19
Total formal votes 84,293 96.46 −0.68
Informal votes 3,095 3.54 +0.68
Turnout 87,388 88.57 −8.39
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Brendan Smyth 47,672 56.58 +16.12
Labor Sue Robinson 36,577 43.42 −16.12
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +16.12

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