Corio by-election, 1940

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Corio on 2 March 1940. This was triggered by the resignation of United Australia Party MP Richard Casey to become Australian Ambassador to the United States.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate John Dedman.

Results[edit]

Corio by-election, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Dedman 26,122 51.8 +8.3
United Australia James Vinton Smith 22,878 45.3 -11.2
Communist Gerry O'Day 1,466 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 50,466 98.5
Informal votes 786 1.5
Turnout 51,252 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Dedman 54.4 +10.9
United Australia James Vinton Smith 45.6 -10.9
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +10.9

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