Werriwa by-election, 1952

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Werriwa on 29 November 1952. This was triggered by the death of Labor Party MP Bert Lazzarini.

The by-election was won by Labor Party candidate Gough Whitlam.

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Werriwa by-election, 1952[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Gough Whitlam 32,561 67.5 +12.4
Liberal Ian Griffith 15,706 32.5 -12.4
Total formal votes 48,267 98.3 +0.6
Informal votes 826 1.7 -0.6
Turnout 49,093 88.5 -7.1
Labor hold Swing +12.4

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