Fawkner by-election, 1935

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Fawkner on 17 August 1935. This was triggered by the death of United Australia Party (UAP) MP George Maxwell.

The by-election was won by UAP candidate and future Prime Minister Harold Holt.


Fawkner by-election, 1935[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Australia Harold Holt 24,594 59.9 -6.6
Labor Don Cameron 16,433 40.1 +12.4
Total formal votes 41,027 97.7
Informal votes 946 2.3
Turnout 41,973 87.4
United Australia hold Swing -9.5