Cabramatta state by-election, 2008

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Location in New South Wales

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Cabramatta on 18 October 2008 to coincide with the Lakemba, Port Macquarie and Ryde by-elections. The Cabramatta by-election was triggered by the resignation of sitting member and former Health Minister Reba Meagher, after a spectacular series of events[citation needed] that saw both the Deputy Premier and the Premier resign.

The seat was retained by the Labor Party at the by-election, but with a sharp decline in the party's vote.

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Cabramatta by-election, 2008[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Lalich 21,423 50.96 −18.11
Liberal Dai Le 15,347 36.51 +20.18
Greens Lindsay Langlands 3,775 8.98 +2.09
Christian Democrats Doug Morrison 673 1.60 +1.60
Joseph Adams 650 1.55 +1.55
Alasdair Macdonald 168 0.40 +0.40
Total formal votes 42,036 96.95 +0.87
Informal votes 1,321 3.05 −0.87
Turnout 43,357 86.05 −6.53
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Lalich 21,933 57.22 −21.82
Liberal Dai Le 16,396 42.78 +21.82
Labor hold Swing −21.82

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