Canberra by-election, 1995
The 1995 Canberra by-election was held in the Australian electorate of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory on 25 March 1995. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the sitting member, the Australian Labor Party's Ros Kelly on 30 January 1995. The writ for the by-election was issued on 17 February 1995.
The by-election took place in the shadow of the "sports rorts" affair.
Smyth would later contest the new seat of Namadgi at the 1996 election but was defeated. Subsequent to his career in Federal Parliament, Smyth became leader of the ACT Liberal Party from 2002 to 2006.
|Total formal votes||84,293||96.46||−0.68|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+16.12|