Adelaide by-election, 1988
A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Adelaide on 6 February 1988. This was triggered by the resignation of Labor Party MP Chris Hurford to become Australia's Consul-General in New York City.
The 1988 Port Adelaide by-election occurred just seven weeks later.
- Independent – Bronwyn Mewett.
- Independent – Peter Consandine, republican campaigner who later founded the Republican Party of Australia.
- Independent – Michael Brander.
- Independent – John Litten.
- Australian Democrats – Ian McLeish.
- Unite Australia Party – Dorothy McGregor-Dey, who contested Mayo for the party in 1987.
- National Party of Australia – Bryan Stokes, the party's 1987 candidate.
- Australian Labor Party – Don Farrell, assistant secretary of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA). Farrell was later influential in the South Australian Labor Party, and serves in the Senate (2016-present), having served previously from 2008 to 2014.
- Liberal Party of Australia – Mike Pratt, a local farmer.
|Unite Australia||Dorothy McGregor-Dey||218||0.4||+0.4|
|Total formal votes||60,277||96.1|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+8.4|