Bradfield by-election, 1952

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Bradfield on 20 December 1952. This was triggered by the death of Liberal Party MP and former Prime Minister Billy Hughes.

The election was won by Liberal Party candidate Harry Turner on a severely reduced margin, but against an Independent candidate rather than one from the Labor Party, which did not field a candidate in the safe Liberal seat.

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Bradfield by-election, 1952[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Turner 22,912 57.0 -21.7
Independent Martin Hardie 15,336 38.2 +38.2
Independent Labor John Somerville Smith 1,070 2.7 +2.7
Independent Colin Potts 569 1.4 +1.4
Independent Edward Wright 225 0.6 +0.6
Independent Samuel Simons 84 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 40,196 98.1 -0.1
Informal votes 784 1.9 +0.1
Turnout 40,980 90.2 -5.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Harry Turner 58.4 -20.3
Independent Martin Hardie 41.6 +41.6
Liberal hold Swing -20.3

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