Port Adelaide by-election, 1988

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Port Adelaide on 26 March 1988. This was triggered by the resignation of Labor Party MP Mick Young over alleged mishandling of campaign donations.

The election was won by Labor candidate Rod Sawford, despite an 11.1% swing to the Liberal Party.

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Results[edit]

Port Adelaide by-election, 1988[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Rod Sawford 29,773 47.1 -14.2
Liberal Judy Fuller 23,818 37.7 +9.1
Democrats Meg Lees 4,506 7.1 +1.0
Independent Tony Chaplin 2,385 3.8 +3.8
Independent Ruby Hammond 1,142 1.8 +1.8
Independent Jocelyn Aver 743 1.2 +1.2
Independent Michael Brander 438 0.7 +0.7
Independent Bruce Deering 412 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 63,217 95.7
Informal votes 2,865 4.3
Turnout 66,082 91.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rod Sawford 34,885 55.2 -11.1
Liberal Judy Fuller 28,276 44.8 +11.1
Labor hold Swing -11.1

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