Electoral results for the Division of Batman

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Batman in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1906 until its abolition in 2019.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jabez Coon Protectionist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Henry Beard Labour 1910–1910
  Frank Brennan Labor 1911–1931
  Samuel Dennis United Australia 1931–1934
  Frank Brennan Labor 1934–1949
  Alan Bird Labor 1949–1962
  Sam Benson Labor 1962–1966
  Independent 1966–1969
  Horrie Garrick Labor 1969–1977
  Brian Howe Labor 1977–1996
  Martin Ferguson Labor 1996–2013
  David Feeney Labor 2013–2018
  Ged Kearney Labor 2018–2019

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

2018 Batman by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ged Kearney 36,840 43.14 +7.87
Greens Alex Bhathal 33,725 39.49 +3.26
Conservatives Kevin Bailey 5,471 6.41 +6.41
Animal Justice Miranda Smith 2,528 2.96 +1.29
Rise Up Australia Yvonne Gentle 2,217 2.60 +2.60
Independent Teresa van Lieshout 1,245 1.46 +1.46
Liberty Alliance Debbie Robinson 1,186 1.39 +1.39
Sustainable Australia Mark McDonald 951 1.11 +1.11
Adrian Whitehead 745 0.87 +0.87
People's Party Tegan Burns 496 0.58 +0.58
Total formal votes 85,404 93.79 +1.57
Informal votes 5,650 6.21 −1.57
Turnout 91,054 81.40 −8.28
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Ged Kearney 46,446 54.38 +3.35
Greens Alex Bhathal 38,958 45.62 −3.35
Labor hold Swing +3.35

2016[edit]

2016 Australian federal election: Batman[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Greens Alex Bhathal 32,645 36.23 +9.83
Labor David Feeney 31,780 35.27 −6.02
Liberal George Souris 17,924 19.89 −2.57
Sex Party Joel Murray 2,317 2.57 −0.01
Independent Philip Sutton 1,509 1.67 +0.86
Animal Justice Caitlin Evans 1,503 1.67 +0.27
Marriage Equality Elizabeth Syber 682 0.76 +0.76
Renewable Energy Maurice Oldis 593 0.66 +0.66
Independent Franco Guardiani 480 0.53 +0.53
Cyclists Geoffrey Cicuto 386 0.43 +0.43
Progressives Russell Hayward 282 0.31 +0.31
Total formal votes 90,101 92.22 −2.02
Informal votes 7,601 7.78 +2.02
Turnout 97,702 89.69 −1.91
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Feeney 64,645 71.75 +0.77
Liberal George Souris 25,456 28.25 −0.77
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor David Feeney 45,977 51.03 −9.58
Greens Alex Bhathal 44,124 48.97 +9.58
Labor hold Swing −9.58

2013[edit]

2013 Australian federal election: Batman[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Feeney 36,798 41.29 −10.62
Greens Alex Bhathal 23,522 26.40 +2.65
Liberal George Souris 20,017 22.46 +2.40
Sex Party Lianna Sliwczynski 2,301 2.58 +2.48
Palmer United Franco Guardiani 2,253 2.53 +2.53
Animal Justice Rosemary Lavin 1,250 1.40 +1.40
Family First Ken Smithies 1,126 1.26 −1.92
Rise Up Australia Pat Winterton 1,121 1.26 +1.26
Philip Sutton 726 0.81 +0.81
Total formal votes 89,114 94.24 −0.74
Informal votes 5,450 5.76 +0.74
Turnout 94,564 91.59 −0.28
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Feeney 63,257 70.98 −3.82
Liberal George Souris 25,857 29.02 +3.82
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor David Feeney 54,009 60.61 +2.86
Greens Alex Bhathal 35,105 39.39 −2.86
Labor hold Swing +2.86

2010[edit]

2010 Australian federal election: Batman[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 40,574 52.38 −4.80
Greens Alexandra Bhathal 18,189 23.48 +6.31
Liberal George Souris 15,412 19.90 −0.74
Family First Andrew Conlon 2,465 3.18 +0.56
Democrats Con Sarazen 823 1.06 −0.97
Total formal votes 77,463 94.85 −1.33
Informal votes 4,202 5.15 +1.33
Turnout 81,665 91.59 −2.61
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 58,028 74.91 −1.04
Liberal George Souris 19,435 25.09 +1.04
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 44,819 57.86 −18.09
Greens Alexandra Bhathal 32,644 42.14 +42.14
Labor hold Swing −18.09

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

2007[edit]

2007 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 45,551 57.18 +1.65
Liberal Jonathan Peart 16,439 20.64 -5.31
Greens Patricia Carey 13,674 17.17 +3.24
Family First Peter Kerin 2,090 2.62 +1.49
Democrats Darren Hassan 1,619 2.03 +0.57
CEC Robert Barwick 288 0.36 +0.13
Total formal votes 79,661 96.18 +2.02
Informal votes 3,167 3.82 -2.02
Turnout 82,828 94.07 +0.50
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 60,503 75.95 +4.63
Liberal Jonathan Peart 19,158 24.05 -4.63
Labor hold Swing -3.75

2004[edit]

2004 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 41,953 55.53 -3.37
Liberal Maxwell Gratton 19,603 25.95 +4.22
Greens Alex Bhathal 10,520 13.93 +2.54
Democrats Scott Kneebone 1,105 1.46 -4.78
Family First Chris Ariaratnam 853 1.13 +1.13
Independent Craig Bishop 708 0.94 +0.94
Socialist Alliance Graham Matthews 430 0.57 +0.57
Peter Byrne 201 0.27 +0.27
CEC Walter Hernan Mellado 171 0.23 -0.19
Total formal votes 75,544 94.15 -0.31
Informal votes 4,686 5.84 +0.31
Turnout 80,230 93.57 +0.22
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 53,880 71.32 -3.75
Liberal Maxwell Gratton 21,664 28.68 +3.75
Labor hold Swing -3.75

2001[edit]

2001 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 46,506 58.70 -7.13
Liberal John Davies 17,196 21.71 +1.48
Greens Alex Bhathal 9,171 11.58 +6.98
Democrats Scott Kneebone 4,954 6.25 +1.24
Jackie Lynch 1,064 1.34 +1.34
CEC Wayne Barwick 329 0.42 +0.42
Total formal votes 79,220 94.46 -1.63
Informal votes 4,647 5.54 +1.63
Turnout 83,867 93.49
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 59,478 75.08 -1.35
Liberal John Davies 19,742 24.92 +1.35
Labor hold Swing -3.75

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

1998[edit]

1998 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 53,034 65.84 +7.01
Liberal Lauri Rowe 16,290 20.22 -1.01
Democrats Marc Nicholls 4,038 5.01 -1.01
Greens Helen Rosenbaum 3,705 4.60 +0.99
Natural Law Martin Richardson 1,486 1.84 -0.95
Independent Matt Wilson 1,087 1.35 +1.35
Unity Sami Mazloum 659 0.82 +0.82
CEC Wayne Barwick 254 0.32 +0.32
Total formal votes 80,553 96.09 +1.17
Informal votes 3,280 3.91 -1.17
Turnout 83,833 94.48 -0.75
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 61,569 76.43 +5.12
Liberal Lauri Rowe 18,984 23.57 -5.12
Labor hold Swing +5.12

1996[edit]

1996 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Martin Ferguson 45,491 58.82 -8.73
Liberal Wayne Youlten 16,574 21.43 -2.94
Democrats Julie Peters 4,655 6.02 +2.58
Independent Irene Bolger 3,976 5.14 +5.14
Greens Frank Ryan 2,791 3.61 +3.61
Natural Law Paul D'Angelo 2,165 2.80 +1.86
Independent George Koumantatakis 1,083 1.40 +1.40
Independent Arthur Preketes 601 0.78 +0.78
Total formal votes 77,336 94.92 -0.65
Informal votes 3,976 5.14 +0.65
Turnout 81,479 95.23 +0.22
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Martin Ferguson 54,637 71.31 -3.01
Liberal Wayne Youlten 21,979 28.69 +3.01
Labor hold Swing -3.01

1993[edit]

1993 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 47,974 67.45 +15.60
Liberal Mabel Thrupp 17,503 24.61 -2.85
Democrats Geoff Carr 2,541 3.57 -9.31
Nigel D'Souza 1,908 2.68 +2.68
Natural Law Joan Dickens 708 1.00 +1.00
George Simatkovich 490 0.69 +0.69
Total formal votes 71,124 95.69 +2.03
Informal votes 3,206 4.31 -2.03
Turnout 74,330 95.01
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 52,200 73.43 +6.03
Liberal Mabel Thrupp 18,889 26.57 -6.03
Labor hold Swing +6.03

1990[edit]

1990 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 34,506 51.8 -12.2
Liberal Ray Ellis 18,274 27.5 +3.2
Democrats George Gogas 8,574 12.9 +3.2
Call to Australia Alan Watts 3,950 5.9 +5.9
Democratic Socialist Nigel D'Souza 1,250 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 66,554 93.7
Informal votes 4,507 6.3
Turnout 71,061 94.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 44,754 67.4 -5.4
Liberal Ray Ellis 21,645 32.6 +5.4
Labor hold Swing -5.4

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

1987[edit]

1987 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 35,285 64.0 -7.6
Liberal Ron Dunn 13,408 24.3 +3.5
Democrats Jan Roberts 5,321 9.7 +5.4
Independent Sue Phillips 632 1.1 +1.1
Independent Darren Chapman 466 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 55,112 90.2
Informal votes 6,000 9.8
Turnout 61,112 93.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 40,041 72.8 -1.9
Liberal Ron Dunn 14,983 27.2 +1.9
Labor hold Swing -1.9

1984[edit]

1984 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 39,128 71.6 +0.1
Liberal Mark Hoysted 11,371 20.8 -0.2
Democrats James Cockell 2,338 4.3 -0.1
Democratic Labor Philip L'Huillier 1,836 3.4 +0.8
Total formal votes 54,673 87.8
Informal votes 7,597 12.2
Turnout 62,270 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 40,845 74.7 -0.2
Liberal Mark Hoysted 13,807 25.3 +0.2
Labor hold Swing -0.2

1983[edit]

1983 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 42,398 63.7 +8.2
Liberal Maxwell Playford 19,193 28.8 -2.3
Democrats Gwendoline Naug 2,836 4.3 -1.7
Democratic Labor Philip L'Huillier 1,756 2.6 -4.8
Socialist Workers John Percy 380 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 66,563 97.1
Informal votes 1,983 2.9
Turnout 68,546 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 77.1 +6.4
Liberal Maxwell Playford 22.9 -6.4
Labor hold Swing +6.4

1980[edit]

1980 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 37,065 55.5 +8.2
Liberal Rosemary Kemp 20,785 31.1 -6.3
Democratic Labor Allen Doyle 4,945 7.4 +2.1
Democrats Jeffrey McAlpine 4,002 6.0 -4.0
Total formal votes 66,797 97.1
Informal votes 2,004 2.9
Turnout 68,801 94.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 60.7 +7.3
Liberal Rosemary Kemp 39.3 -7.3
Labor hold Swing +7.3

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

1977[edit]

1977 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Howe 31,538 47.3 -4.6
Liberal Gillford Brown 24,932 37.4 -3.3
Democrats Mario Piraino 6,644 10.0 +10.0
Democratic Labor Phillip Lorenz 3,559 5.3 -2.1
Total formal votes 66,673 96.5
Informal votes 2,392 3.5
Turnout 69,065 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Howe 35,581 53.4 +0.9
Liberal Gillford Brown 31,092 46.6 -0.9
Labor hold Swing +0.9

1975[edit]

1975 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Horrie Garrick 30,570 53.8 -3.3
Liberal Michael Galli 22,077 38.8 +7.3
Democratic Labor Eileen Doyle 4,189 7.4 -1.4
Total formal votes 56,836 97.7
Informal votes 1,355 2.3
Turnout 58,191 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Horrie Garrick 54.4 -6.0
Liberal Michael Galli 45.6 +6.0
Labor hold Swing -6.0

1974[edit]

1974 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Horrie Garrick 32,512 57.1 +1.2
Liberal Keith Smith 17,953 31.5 -2.9
Democratic Labor Kevin Barry 5,018 8.8 -1.0
Australia Geoffrey Loftus-Hills 1,493 2.6 +2.6
Total formal votes 56,976 97.2
Informal votes 1,629 2.8
Turnout 58,605 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Horrie Garrick 60.4 +3.5
Liberal Keith Smith 39.6 -3.5
Labor hold Swing +3.5

1972[edit]

1972 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Horrie Garrick 29,578 55.9 +9.4
Liberal Leon Bram 18,200 34.4 +1.3
Democratic Labor Henry Darroch 5,163 9.8 -4.9
Total formal votes 52,941 97.3
Informal votes 1,480 2.7
Turnout 54,421 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Horrie Garrick 56.9 +3.9
Liberal Leon Bram 45.1 -3.9
Labor hold Swing +3.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

1969[edit]

1969 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Horrie Garrick 24,686 46.5 +5.5
Liberal Peter McGrath 17,567 33.1 +6.2
Democratic Labor Henry Darroch 7,776 14.7 -2.0
Independent Ronald Hayles 3,005 5.7 +5.7
Total formal votes 53,034 95.5
Informal votes 2,497 4.5
Turnout 55,531 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Horrie Garrick 28,117 53.0 +0.2
Liberal Peter McGrath 24,917 47.0 -0.2
Labor gain from Independent Swing +0.2

1966[edit]

1966 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Andersen 14,859 38.4 -10.4
Liberal Bruce Skeggs 10,398 26.9 -9.8
Independent Sam Benson 8,697 22.5 +22.5
Democratic Labor Henry Darroch 3,592 9.3 -5.2
Liberal Reform Group Robert Desailly 1,117 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 38,663 95.9
Informal votes 1,668 4.1
Turnout 40,331 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Sam Benson 22,342 57.8 +57.8
Labor John Andersen 16,321 42.2 -8.7
Independent gain from Labor Swing +8.7

1963[edit]

1963 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Benson 19,858 48.8 -6.1
Liberal Bruce Skeggs 14,923 36.7 +6.0
Democratic Labor Jack Little 5,880 14.5 +0.1
Total formal votes 40,661 98.2
Informal votes 725 1.8
Turnout 41,386 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sam Benson 20,682 50.9 -4.5
Liberal Bruce Skeggs 19,979 49.1 +4.5
Labor hold Swing -4.5
1962 Batman by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sam Benson 21,776 60.1 +5.2
Liberal Forum Donald McLeod 7,026 19.4 +19.4
Democratic Labor Jack Little 6,811 18.8 +4.4
Republican John Phillips 304 0.8 +0.8
Independent Stirling Davis 302 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 36,219 97.5
Informal votes 939 2.5
Turnout 37,158 85.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sam Benson 62.8 +7.4
Liberal Forum Donald McLeod 37.2 +37.2
Labor hold Swing +7.4

1961[edit]

1961 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 22,831 54.9 +3.4
Liberal Bruce Skeggs 12,753 30.7 -3.2
Democratic Labor Maurice Keady 5,970 14.4 -0.2
Total formal votes 41,554 97.8
Informal votes 941 2.2
Turnout 42,495 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alan Bird 55.4 +2.4
Liberal Bruce Skeggs 44.6 -2.4
Labor hold Swing +2.4

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

1958[edit]

1958 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 21,902 51.5 +1.8
Liberal Fred Capp 14,443 33.9 -1.1
Democratic Labor Tom Walsh 6,205 14.6 -0.7
Total formal votes 42,550 97.9
Informal votes 918 2.1
Turnout 43,468 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alan Bird 53.0 +1.3
Liberal Fred Capp 47.0 -1.3
Labor hold Swing +1.3

1955[edit]

1955 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 21,295 49.7 -9.1
Liberal Fred Capp 14,972 35.0 -4.6
Labor (A-C) Tom Walsh 6,553 15.3 +15.3
Total formal votes 42,820 97.7
Informal votes 1,021 2.3
Turnout 43,841 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alan Bird 22,146 51.7 -7.9
Liberal Fred Capp 20,674 48.3 +7.9
Labor hold Swing -7.9

1954[edit]

1954 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 21,250 57.8 -2.8
Liberal Neil McKay 14,732 40.1 +0.7
Communist Andy Wallace 801 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 36,783 99.0
Informal votes 386 1.0
Turnout 37,169 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alan Bird 59.8 -0.8
Liberal Neil McKay 40.2 +0.8
Labor hold Swing -0.8

1951[edit]

1951 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 23,335 60.6 +2.2
Liberal Fred Capp 15,184 39.4 -2.2
Total formal votes 38,519 98.3
Informal votes 673 1.7
Turnout 39,192 95.8
Labor hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

1949[edit]

1949 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alan Bird 22,662 58.4 +4.3
Liberal Neil McKay 16,139 41.6 +3.3
Total formal votes 38,801 98.6
Informal votes 544 1.4
Turnout 39,345 95.9
Labor hold Swing -1.1

1946[edit]

1946 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 39,754 58.3 -6.0
Liberal John McColl 20,930 30.7 +9.8
Independent Allan Brennan 4,250 6.2 +6.2
Communist George Oke 3,222 4.7 +4.7
Total formal votes 68,156 97.3
Informal votes 1,881 2.7
Turnout 70,037 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank Brennan 66.7 -7.9
Liberal John McColl 33.3 +7.9
Labor hold Swing -7.9

1943[edit]

1943 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 42,073 64.3 +4.6
United Australia Arthur McAdam 13,647 20.9 -19.4
Services and Citizens Ian Malloch 7,635 11.7 +11.7
Independent Joseph Cahir 1,090 1.7 +1.7
Independent Christina Debney 590 0.9 +0.9
Services Gordon Currie 380 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 65,415 96.9
Informal votes 2,070 3.1
Turnout 67,485 98.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank Brennan 74.6 +14.9
United Australia Arthur McAdam 25.4 -14.9
Labor hold Swing +14.9

1940[edit]

1940 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 35,636 59.7 -3.7
United Australia Albert Peters 24,082 40.3 +3.7
Total formal votes 59,718 98.2
Informal votes 1,080 1.8
Turnout 60,798 96.4
Labor hold Swing -3.7

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

1937[edit]

1937 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 36,439 63.4 +8.6
United Australia Albert Peters 21,013 36.6 -8.6
Total formal votes 57,452 98.2
Informal votes 1,037 1.8
Turnout 58,489 96.9
Labor hold Swing +8.6

1934[edit]

1934 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 36,910 56.1 +10.5
United Australia Samuel Dennis 28,846 43.9 -4.9
Total formal votes 65,756 97.3
Informal votes 1,790 2.7
Turnout 67,546 96.0
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +6.9

1931[edit]

1931 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Samuel Dennis 30,148 48.8 +24.6
Labor Frank Brennan 28,198 45.6 -30.2
Independent Frank Blake 2,323 3.8 +3.8
Communist Jim Hannan 1,156 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 61,825 96.0
Informal votes 2,606 4.0
Turnout 64,431 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Samuel Dennis 31,393 50.8 +26.6
Labor Frank Brennan 30,432 49.2 -26.6
United Australia gain from Labor Swing +26.6

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

1929[edit]

1929 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 46,666 75.8 +12.0
Nationalist Cecil Keeley 14,891 24.2 -12.0
Total formal votes 61,557 98.2
Informal votes 1,158 1.8
Turnout 62,715 94.9
Labor hold Swing +12.0

1928[edit]

1928 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 37,947 63.8 +4.8
Nationalist Angus McDonald 21,512 36.2 -4.8
Total formal votes 59,459 96.5
Informal votes 2,170 3.5
Turnout 61,629 91.8
Labor hold Swing +4.8

1925[edit]

1925 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 32,427 59.0 +8.0
Nationalist Samuel Dennis 22,513 41.0 +18.1
Total formal votes 54,940 98.6
Informal votes 744 1.4
Turnout 55,684 92.9
Labor hold Swing +5.7

1922[edit]

1922 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 14,042 51.0 -1.9
Independent Labor Martin Hannah 7,174 26.1 +26.1
Nationalist George Mackay 6,531 22.9 -24.2
Total formal votes 27,531 96.9
Informal votes 867 3.1
Turnout 28,398 60.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank Brennan 53.3 +0.4
Independent Labor Martin Hannah 46.7 +46.7
Labor hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

1919[edit]

1919 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 16,039 57.1 -3.8
Nationalist William Spence 12,064 42.9 +3.8
Total formal votes 28,103 98.4
Informal votes 466 1.6
Turnout 28,569 76.8
Labor hold Swing -3.8

1917[edit]

1917 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 18,868 60.9 -39.1
Nationalist Frederick O'Neill 12,098 39.1 +39.1
Total formal votes 30,966 97.0
Informal votes 950 3.0
Turnout 31,916 88.9
Labor hold Swing -39.1

1914[edit]

1914 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan unopposed
Labor hold Swing

1913[edit]

1913 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Brennan 19,268 64.9 +2.7
Liberal Frederick O'Neill 10,398 35.1 -2.7
Total formal votes 29,666 98.2
Informal votes 538 1.8
Turnout 30,204 71.3
Labor hold Swing +2.7
1911 Batman by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Brennan 9,385 57.5 -6.1
Liberal Frederick O'Neill 6,932 42.5 +6.1
Total formal votes 16,317 97.9
Informal votes 349 2.1
Turnout 16,666 52.5
Labour hold Swing -6.1

1910[edit]

1910 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Beard 13,569 63.6 +17.0
Liberal Jabez Coon 7,765 36.4 -13.6
Total formal votes 21,334 98.5
Informal votes 327 1.5
Turnout 21,661 68.9
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +15.3

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

1906[edit]

1906 Australian federal election: Batman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protectionist Jabez Coon 7,098 50.0 +50.0
Labour Robert Solly 6,617 46.6 +46.6
Independent Samuel Painter 330 2.3 +2.3
Ind. Protectionist Roy Vernon 151 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 14,196 95.0
Informal votes 743 5.0
Turnout 14,939 48.8
Protectionist win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Batman By-election". AEC Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. ^ Batman, VIC, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.
  3. ^ 2013 results for Batman, AEC.
  4. ^ "2010 results for Batman". AEC.