East Sydney by-election, 1931

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of East Sydney on 7 March 1931. This was triggered by the death of Labor MP John West.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Eddie Ward, who was associated with New South Wales Premier Jack Lang's wing of the party.

Results[edit]

East Sydney by-election, 1931[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Eddie Ward 19,975 54.1 -14.3
Nationalist Lionel Courtenay 16,333 44.2 +12.6
Communist Bill Mountjoy 611 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 36,919 97.2
Informal votes 1,068 2.8
Turnout 37,987 81.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Eddie Ward 55.7 -14.3
Nationalist Lionel Courtenay 44.3 +14.3
Labor hold Swing -14.3

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