Mitcham state by-election, 1982

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A by-election was held for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Mitcham on 8 May 1982. This was triggered by the resignation of former state Democrats MHA Robin Millhouse.

Results[edit]

The Australia Party, who contested the previous election and gained 0.3 percent, did not contest the by-election. The Democrats retained the seat by 45 votes.

Mitcham state by-election, 8 May 1982[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R T I Worth 6,461 45.9 +8.6
Democrats H Southcott 3,653 25.9 -19.2
Labor J D Hill 3,367 23.9 +6.6
Nationals SA A R C Osmond 543 3.8 +3.8
Libertarian V R Kirby 66 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 14,190 98.0 -0.1
Informal votes 286 2.0 +0.1
Turnout 14,376 85.5 -8.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Democrats H Southcott 7,090 50.3 -4.4
Liberal R T I Worth 7,000 49.7 +4.4
Democrats hold Swing N/A

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References[edit]

  1. ^ History of South Australian elections, 1857-2006 - by Dean Jaensch - ISBN 978-0-9750486-3-4
  2. ^ History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006 Volume 1: ECSA