Electoral results for the Division of Calare

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Calare in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1906 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Thomas Brown Labour 1906–1913
  Henry Pigott Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1919
  Thomas Lavelle Labor 1919–1922
  Sir Neville Howse Nationalist 1922–1929
  George Gibbons Labor 1929–1931
  Harold Thorby Country 1931–1940
  John Breen Labor 1940–1946
  John Howse Liberal 1946–1960
  John England Country 1960–1975
  Sandy Mackenzie National 1975–1983
  David Simmons Labor 1983–1996
  Peter Andren Independent 1996–2007
  John Cobb National 2007–2016
  Andrew Gee National 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Andrew Gee 47,717 47.58 −9.03
Labor Jess Jennings 27,132 27.06 +0.76
Greens Delanie Sky 7,238 7.22 +2.16
Liberal Democrats Glen Davis 6,557 6.54 +6.54
Xenophon Rod Bloomfield 5,412 5.40 +5.40
Independent Anthony Craig 3,836 3.83 +3.83
Christian Democrats Bernie Gesling 2,386 2.38 +0.52
Total formal votes 100,278 94.81 +0.94
Informal votes 5,490 5.19 −0.94
Turnout 105,768 93.58 −1.82
Two-party-preferred result
National Andrew Gee 61,978 61.81 −3.16
Labor Jess Jennings 38,300 38.19 +3.16
National hold Swing −3.16
Australian federal election, 2013: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National John Cobb 52,650 57.65 +5.24
Labor Jess Jennings 23,185 25.39 −3.66
Palmer United Brian Cain 4,356 4.77 +4.77
Greens David Mallard 4,054 4.44 −1.56
Independent Macgregor Ross 2,388 2.61 +0.57
Christian Democrats Ian Lyons 1,628 1.78 −0.41
Katter's Australian Billie Kirkland 1,293 1.42 +1.42
Australia First Peter Schultze 1,010 1.11 +1.11
Democratic Labour Anthony Craig 759 0.83 +0.83
Total formal votes 91,323 93.89 −1.18
Informal votes 5,942 6.11 +1.18
Turnout 97,265 95.32 −0.02
Two-party-preferred result
National John Cobb 60,248 65.97 +5.23
Labor Jess Jennings 31,075 34.03 −5.23
National hold Swing +5.23
Australian federal election, 2010: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National John Cobb 46,775 52.41 +25.91
Labor Kevin Duffy 25,926 29.05 −4.42
Greens Jeremy Buckingham 5,354 6.00 +1.82
Independent Paul Blanch 4,137 4.64 +4.64
Independent Karen Romano 3,276 3.67 +3.67
Christian Democrats Jessyka Norsworthy 1,957 2.19 +1.65
Independent Macgregor Ross 1,817 2.04 +2.04
Total formal votes 89,242 95.07 −1.31
Informal votes 4,631 4.93 +1.31
Turnout 93,873 95.30 −1.12
Two-party-preferred result
National John Cobb 54,209 60.74 +7.28
Labor Kevin Duffy 35,033 39.26 −7.28
National hold Swing +7.28

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National John Cobb 39,941 48.48 +10.06
Labor Michael Allen 20,266 24.60 +4.76
Independent Gavin Priestley 19,035 23.10 +23.10
Greens Jeremy Buckingham 2,351 2.85 +0.17
CEC David John Simpson 794 0.96 +0.13
Total formal votes 82,387 96.56 +0.19
Informal votes 2,933 3.44 −0.19
Turnout 85,320 95.78 −0.80
Two-party-preferred result
National John Cobb 51,124 62.05 +0.64
Labor Michael Allen 31,263 37.95 −0.64
National hold Swing +0.64
Australian federal election, 2004: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Andren 40,851 50.23 −1.17
Labor Robyn Adams 13,439 16.52 −4.04
Liberal Paul Blanch 13,087 16.09 +16.09
National Robert Griffith 10,482 12.89 −7.64
Greens Stephen Nugent 1,868 2.30 +0.77
Family First Melanie Woods 959 1.18 +1.18
CEC Heidi van Schaik 648 0.80 +0.41
Total formal votes 81,334 96.47 −0.25
Informal votes 2,980 3.53 +0.25
Turnout 84,314 95.67 −0.51
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Peter Andren 57,939 71.24 −3.80
Liberal Paul Blanch 23,395 28.76 +28.76
Independent hold Swing −3.80
Australian federal election, 2001: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Andren 40,786 51.40 +15.12
Labor Kath Knowles 16,314 20.56 −4.00
National Dave Shearing 16,289 20.53 +8.58
One Nation Terry Nixon 3,249 4.09 −6.95
Greens Ian Watts 1,217 1.53 +0.43
Democrats Don Marshall 1,191 1.50 +0.51
CEC David Simpson 311 0.39 +0.17
Total formal votes 79,357 96.72 +0.24
Informal votes 2,690 3.28 −0.24
Turnout 82,047 96.99
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Peter Andren 59,548 75.04 +2.73
National Dave Shearing 19,809 24.96 +24.96
Independent hold Swing +2.73

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Andren 29,522 40.55 +11.18
Labor Terence Corkin 17,425 23.93 −5.03
National Rod Blume 8,554 11.75 −9.04
One Nation Martin Gleeson 7,954 10.92 +10.92
Liberal Garry Sloane 7,640 10.49 −5.24
Greens Joan Lambert 676 0.93 −0.85
Democrats Ben Saul 581 0.80 −0.36
Unity Nelle Edwards 290 0.40 +0.40
CEC David Simpson 168 0.23 +0.23
Total formal votes 72,812 96.62 −1.15
Informal votes 2,548 3.38 +1.15
Turnout 75,360 96.20 −0.62
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Peter Andren 52,653 72.31 +8.99
Labor Terence Corkin 20,159 27.69 +27.69
Independent hold Swing +8.99
Australian federal election, 1996: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Andren 21,708 29.37 +29.37
Labor Rob Allen 21,407 28.96 −22.04
National Trevor Toole 15,371 20.79 −5.22
Liberal Ray Fardell 11,631 15.73 −2.79
Call to Australia Bruce McLean 1,459 1.97 +1.97
Greens Sharon Mullin 1,312 1.77 +1.77
Democrats Peter Baker 859 1.16 +1.16
Natural Law Richard Nolan 172 0.23 +0.23
Total formal votes 73,919 97.77 −0.40
Informal votes 1,687 2.23 +0.40
Turnout 75,606 96.82 −0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Peter Andren 46,666 63.32 +63.32
National Trevor Toole 27,037 36.68 −9.22
Independent gain from Labor Swing +63.32
Australian federal election, 1993: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 36,830 51.00 +6.54
National Ron Penny 18,787 26.01 −0.53
Liberal John Staal 13,376 18.52 +0.21
Independent Brian Davis 2,097 2.90 +2.90
Independent Robert Cianfranco 1,130 1.56 +1.56
Total formal votes 72,220 98.17 +0.38
Informal votes 1,350 1.83 −0.38
Turnout 73,570 96.93
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Simmons 39,005 54.06 +2.58
National Ron Penny 33,142 45.94 −2.58
Labor hold Swing +2.58
Australian federal election, 1990: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 31,645 46.2 −2.7
National Joanne Lewis 16,229 23.7 +2.8
Liberal John Loneregan 13,387 19.5 −5.5
Democrats Steve Adams 3,759 5.5 +1.3
Independent Mike Phillips 1,814 2.6 +2.6
Independent Brian Davis 1,706 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 68,540 97.9
Informal votes 1,487 2.1
Turnout 70,027 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Simmons 36,578 53.5 +0.2
National Joanne Lewis 31,824 46.5 −0.2
Labor hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 31,988 48.9 +0.9
Liberal Mick English 16,319 25.0 +7.6
National Stewart Hespe 13,653 20.9 −1.1
Democrats Bob Dolton 2,767 4.2 +0.8
Independent Eve Buscombe 656 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 65,383 96.9
Informal votes 2,074 3.1
Turnout 67,457 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Simmons 34,834 53.3 −2.3
Liberal Mick English 30,537 46.7 +2.3
Labor hold Swing −2.3
Australian federal election, 1984: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 30,956 49.8 −1.9
National Russ Turner 13,664 22.0 −21.8
Liberal Ian Byrne 10,794 17.4 +17.4
Independent Margaret Stevenson 4,596 7.4 +7.4
Democrats Gregory Hamilton 2,101 3.4 −0.3
Total formal votes 62,111 95.4
Informal votes 2,983 4.6
Turnout 65,094 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Simmons 34,509 55.6 +1.6
National Russ Turner 27,588 44.4 −1.6
Labor hold Swing +1.6
Australian federal election, 1983: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 35,089 50.6 +4.3
National Sandy Mackenzie 31,087 44.9 −5.1
Democrats Ann Ritter 2,562 3.7 +0.0
Progress George Simpson 566 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 69,304 98.8
Informal votes 870 1.2
Turnout 70.174 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Simmons 52.9 +4.4
National Sandy Mackenzie 37.1 −4.4
Labor gain from National Swing +4.4
Australian federal election, 1980: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 34,234 50.0 +18.4
Labor David Simmons 31,645 46.3 +5.8
Democrats Ann Ritter 2,539 3.7 −3.8
Total formal votes 68,418 98.6
Informal votes 996 1.4
Turnout 69,414 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 51.5 −3.7
Labor David Simmons 48.5 +3.7
National Country hold Swing −3.7

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Simmons 26,799 40.5 −0.9
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 20,893 31.6 −1.4
Liberal James Ashton 13,509 20.4 −5.2
Democrats Darvell Baird 4,986 7.5 +7.5
Total formal votes 66,187 98.4
Informal votes 1,081 1.6
Turnout 67,268 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 36,529 55.2 +0.5
Labor David Simmons 29,658 44.8 −0.5
National Country hold Swing +0.5
Australian federal election, 1975: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Francis Hall 18,845 36.8 −6.3
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 18,106 35.3 −20.2
Liberal James Ashton 14,309 27.9 +27.9
Total formal votes 51,260 98.4
Informal votes 813 1.6
Turnout 52,073 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Sandy Mackenzie 30,413 59.3 +1.5
Labor Francis Hall 20,847 40.7 −1.5
National Country hold Swing +1.5
Australian federal election, 1974: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 27,817 55.5 +4.0
Labor Neville Bowers 13,082 26.1 +26.1
Labor Francis Hall 8,517 17.0 −26.2
Australia Douglas Bray 682 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 50,098 98.5
Informal votes 775 1.5
Turnout 50,873 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 57.8 +2.1
Labor Neville Bowers 42.2 −2.1
Country hold Swing +2.1
Australian federal election, 1972: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 23,517 51.5 −1.0
Labor Francis Hall 19,748 43.2 +1.9
Democratic Labor John Grant 2,443 5.3 −0.9
Total formal votes 45,708 99.2
Informal votes 388 0.8
Turnout 46,096 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 55.7 −1.8
Labor Francis Hall 44.3 +1.8
Country hold Swing −1.8

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 23,384 52.5 −7.6
Labor Kerry Scott 18,381 41.3 +9.0
Democratic Labor John Grant 2,764 6.2 −1.4
Total formal votes 44,529 98.9
Informal votes 477 1.1
Turnout 45,006 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 57.5 −8.7
Labor Kerry Scott 42.5 +8.7
Country hold Swing −8.7
Australian federal election, 1966: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 25,200 62.6 +8.3
Labor William Stavert 11,985 29.8 −7.6
Democratic Labor John Grant 3,053 7.6 −0.6
Total formal votes 40,238 97.8
Informal votes 886 2.2
Turnout 41,124 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 68.7 +7.6
Labor William Stavert 31.3 −7.6
Country hold Swing +7.6
Australian federal election, 1963: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 21,690 54.3 +4.3
Labor Leroy Serisier 14,933 37.4 −4.2
Democratic Labor George Boland 3,289 8.2 −0.1
Total formal votes 39,912 99.2
Informal votes 311 0.8
Turnout 40,223 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 61.1 +4.2
Labor Leroy Serisier 38.9 −4.2
Country hold Swing +4.2
Australian federal election, 1961: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John England 19,547 50.1 +50.1
Labor Leroy Serisier 16,210 41.6 −0.3
Democratic Labor George Boland 3,240 8.3 +8.3
Total formal votes 38,997 98.6
Informal votes 551 1.4
Turnout 39,548 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 56.9 −1.2
Labor Leroy Serisier 43.1 +1.2
Country hold Swing −1.2
Calare by-election, 1960
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leroy Serisier 14,175 38.4 −3.5
Country John England 12,039 32.6 +32.6
Liberal Wallace Meares 8,039 21.8 −36.3
Democratic Labor Raymond Proust 2,540 6.9 +6.9
Republican John Phillips 113 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 36,906 98.8
Informal votes 445 1.2
Turnout 37,351 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country John England 59.1 +59.1
Labor Leroy Serisier 40.9 −1.0
Country gain from Liberal Swing +59.1

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Howse 22,557 58.1 −3.1
Labor Robert Rygate 16,296 41.9 +3.1
Total formal votes 38,853 98.2
Informal votes 722 1.8
Turnout 39,575 95.6
Liberal hold Swing −3.1
Australian federal election, 1955: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Howse 23,956 61.2 +5.9
Labor Lionel Wood 15,189 38.8 −4.7
Total formal votes 39,145 98.0
Informal votes 797 2.0
Turnout 39,942 95.8
Liberal hold Swing +5.3
Australian federal election, 1954: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Howse 21,733 55.7 +1.3
Labor John Breen 16,872 43.2 +3.2
Independent Madge Roberts 447 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 39,052 99.3
Informal votes 287 0.7
Turnout 39,339 96.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Howse 56.3 +0.1
Labor John Breen 43.7 −0.1
Liberal hold Swing +0.1
Australian federal election, 1951: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Howse 20,517 54.4 −2.9
Labor John Howell 15,141 40.1 −2.9
Independent Archibald Gardiner 2,067 5.5 +5.5
Total formal votes 37,725 98.7
Informal votes 497 1.3
Turnout 38,204 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Howse 56.2 −0.8
Labor John Howell 43.8 +0.8
Liberal hold Swing −0.8

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Howse 21,399 57.0 +25.1
Labor George Gibbons 16,139 43.0 −5.3
Total formal votes 37,538 98.8
Informal votes 472 1.2
Turnout 38,010 97.3
Liberal hold Swing +6.4
Australian federal election, 1946: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Breen 22,988 47.2 −7.2
Liberal John Howse 14,270 29.3 +29.3
Country Harold Thorby 11,189 23.0 −7.9
Independent Madge Roberts 296 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 48,743 98.3
Informal votes 840 1.7
Turnout 49,583 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Howse 25,247 51.8 +11.7
Labor John Breen 23,496 48.2 −11.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +11.7
Australian federal election, 1943: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Breen 27,071 54.4 +27.8
Country Albert Reid 10,275 20.6 −14.0
Independent Harold Thorby 6,270 12.6 +12.6
Country Reg Edols 5,142 10.3 +10.3
One Parliament Percy Phelan 1,029 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 49,787 97.9
Informal votes 1,061 2.1
Turnout 50,848 97.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Breen 59.9 +6.5
Country Albert Reid 40.1 −6.5
Labor hold Swing +6.5
Australian federal election, 1940: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Harold Thorby 17,227 36.4 −11.4
Labor John Breen 12,589 26.6 −21.2
Labor (N-C) John Heiss 6,592 13.9 +13.9
State Labor Greg McGirr 5,502 11.6 +11.6
Country Herbert Hodby 4,027 8.5 +8.5
Independent Richard Brazier 1,435 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 47,372 95.9
Informal votes 2,017 4.1
Turnout 49,389 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Breen 25,272 53.4 +5.6
Country Harold Thorby 22,090 46.6 −5.6
Labor gain from Country Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1937: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Harold Thorby 26,378 52.2 +17.0
Labor William Folster 24,114 47.8 +41.5
Total formal votes 50,492 98.2
Informal votes 921 1.8
Turnout 51.413 96.5
Country hold Swing −1.8
Australian federal election, 1934: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor (NSW) William Keast 18,399 37.4 +12.2
Country Harold Thorby 17,324 35.2 −20.0
United Australia Lewis Nott 8,672 17.6 +17.6
Labor Reginald Phillips 3,094 6.3 −13.3
Social Credit Ethel Arthur-Smith 1,664 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 49,153 96.3
Informal votes 1,891 3.7
Turnout 51,044 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Country Harold Thorby 26,521 54.0 −6.1
Labor (NSW) William Keast 22,632 46.0 +6.1
Country hold Swing −6.1
Australian federal election, 1931: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Harold Thorby 22,842 55.3 +55.3
Labor (NSW) Tom Watson 10,604 25.7 +25.7
Labor George Gibbons 7,863 19.0 −32.6
Total formal votes 41,309 97.7
Informal votes 963 2.3
Turnout 42,272 95.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country Harold Thorby 60.1 +11.7
Labor (NSW) Tom Watson 39.9 +39.9
Country gain from Labor Swing +11.7

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1929: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Gibbons 20,492 51.6 +12.3
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 19,252 48.4 −12.3
Total formal votes 39,744 96.7
Informal votes 1,376 3.3
Turnout 41,120 95.8
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +12.3
Australian federal election, 1928: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 22,673 60.7 +1.6
Labor James O'Donnell 14,664 39.3 −0.3
Total formal votes 37,337 95.9
Informal votes 1,581 4.1
Turnout 38,918 93.7
Nationalist hold Swing +0.9
Australian federal election, 1925: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 21,645 59.1 +24.5
Labor William Webster 14,499 39.6 −2.4
Independent William Southwick 461 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 36,605 97.8
Informal votes 830 2.2
Turnout 37,435 91.9
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 59.8 +4.5
Labor William Webster 40.2 −4.5
Nationalist hold Swing +4.5
Australian federal election, 1922: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Thomas Lavelle 10,263 42.0 −10.2
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 8,449 34.6 −11.2
Country Henry Pigott 5,278 21.6 +21.6
Country Selina Siggins 421 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 24,411 94.0
Informal votes 1,560 6.0
Turnout 45,971 65.1
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Sir Neville Howse 13,507 55.3 +8.5
Labor Thomas Lavelle 10,904 44.7 −8.5
Nationalist gain from Labor Swing +8.5

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1919: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Thomas Lavelle 12,628 52.3 +4.1
Nationalist Henry Pigott 11,526 47.7 −4.1
Total formal votes 24,154 98.6
Informal votes 340 1.4
Turnout 24,494 75.0
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +4.1
Australian federal election, 1917: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Henry Pigott 13,222 51.8 +0.6
Labor Thomas Lavelle 12,320 48.2 −0.6
Total formal votes 25,542 97.3
Informal votes 717 2.7
Turnout 26,259 80.3
Nationalist hold Swing +0.6
Australian federal election, 1914: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Pigott 12,770 51.2 −0.9
Labor William Johnson 12,169 48.8 +0.9
Total formal votes 24,939 97.5
Informal votes 635 2.5
Turnout 25,574 77.9
Liberal hold Swing −0.9
Australian federal election, 1913: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Henry Pigott 11,848 52.1 +5.9
Labor Thomas Brown 10,911 47.9 −5.9
Total formal votes 22,759 97.1
Informal votes 691 2.9
Turnout 23,450 69.0
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +5.9
Australian federal election, 1910: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Brown 10,561 53.6 +2.9
Liberal Henry Pigott 9,147 46.4 −2.9
Total formal votes 19,708 98.0
Informal votes 394 2.0
Turnout 20,102 67.2
Labour hold Swing +2.9

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1906: Calare
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Brown 6,759 50.7  ?
Anti-Socialist John Fitzpatrick 6,565 49.3  ?
Total formal votes 13,324 97.1
Informal votes 393 2.9
Turnout 13,717 51.7
Labour hold Swing  ?

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