Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2005

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Periodic elections for the Tasmanian Legislative Council were held on 1 May 2005. The three seats up for election were Murchison, held by independent MLC Tony Fletcher; Paterson, held by independent MLC Don Wing; and Rumney, held by Labor MLC Lin Thorp. Paterson was last contested in 2000, while Murchison and Rumney were last contested in 1999.

Murchison[edit]

Murchison had been held since its creation in 1999 by Tony Fletcher, who had previously served as the member for Russell (1981–1999). He decided to retire at this election.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2005: Murchison[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ruth Forrest 5,955 28.96 N/A
Independent Kevin Hyland 5,428 26.40 N/A
Independent John Oldaker 4,367 21.24 N/A
Independent Alwyn Bond 2,946 14.33 N/A
Greens Scott Jordan 1,864 9.07 N/A
Total formal votes 20,560 96.46 +0.10
Informal votes 755 3.54 -0.10
Turnout 21,315 89.22 +1.08
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Ruth Forrest 10,549 51.31 N/A
Independent Kevin Hyland 9,986 48.69 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Paterson[edit]

Long-serving MLC and Legislative Council President Don Wing had represented Paterson since its creation in 1999, and had previously been member for Launceston from 1982 to 1999. He was re-elected unopposed.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2005: Paterson[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Don Wing unopposed
Independent hold Swing

Rumney[edit]

Rumney had been represented by Labor MLC Lin Thorp since its creation in 1999. Since she won a majority on the primary vote, no preference count was conducted.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2005: Rumney[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Lin Thorp 9,513 50.96 +5.25
Independent Carmel Torenius 4,600 24.64 +24.64
Greens Glenn Millar 2,286 12.25 +12.25
Independent David Traynor 2,269 12.15 +12.15
Total formal votes 18,668 96.29 -0.35
Informal votes 720 3.71 +0.35
Turnout 19,388 85.85 -1.37
Labor hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division of Murchison". 2005 Legislative Council election results. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Council elections". 2005 Legislative Council election results. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Division of Rumney". 2005 Legislative Council election results. Tasmanian Electoral Commission. 2005. Retrieved 29 July 2013.