Broadmeadows state by-election, 2011
The by-election was triggered by the resignation on 21 December 2010 of John Brumby, the former Premier of Victoria whose 11-year incumbent Labor government was defeated at the 2010 election. Writs for the by-election were issued on 20 January 2011.
Primary votes in Broadmeadows at the 2010 election saw Labor win 62.3 percent and the Liberals win 25.3 percent, with a 71 percent two-party Labor vote. Being Labor's safest seat at that election, the Liberals chose not to contest the by-election. Labor chose to stand Frank McGuire, brother of Eddie McGuire as their candidate. Nine candidates stood at the by-election, with McGuire predicted to win.
|Broadmeadows state by-election, 2011|
|Democratic Labor||Mark Hobart||1,501||5.6||+3.1|
|Sex Party||Merinda Davis||1,343||5.0||+5.0|
|Total formal votes||26,771||90.5||–1.9|