Higinbotham by-election, 1960

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Higinbotham on 10 December 1960. This was triggered by the death of Liberal MP Frank Timson.

The by-election was won, though narrowly, by Liberal candidate Don Chipp.

Results[edit]

Higinbotham by-election, 1960[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Henry Fowler 23,541 46.8 +7.6
Liberal Don Chipp 19,661 39.1 -10.4
Democratic Labor James Nugent 6,756 13.4 -2.1
Republican Edward McBride 325 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 50,283 98.1
Informal votes 993 1.9
Turnout 51,276 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Don Chipp 25,443 50.6 -9.2
Labor Henry Fowler 24,840 49.4 +9.2
Liberal hold Swing -9.2

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