Electoral results for the Division of Canberra

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Canberra in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1974 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Kep Enderby Labor 1974–1975
  John Haslem Liberal 1975–1980
  Ros Kelly Labor 1980–1995
  Brendan Smyth Liberal 1995–1996
  Bob McMullan Labor 1996–1998
  Annette Ellis Labor 1998–2010
  Gai Brodtmann Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Canberra[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gai Brodtmann 55,091 42.80 +1.65
Liberal Jessica Adelan-Langford 48,416 37.61 +0.28
Greens Patricia Cahill 19,200 14.92 +1.86
Bullet Train Christopher Bucknell 6,013 4.67 +0.51
Total formal votes 128,720 97.29 +1.14
Informal votes 3,590 2.71 −1.14
Turnout 132,310 92.34 −4.12
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gai Brodtmann 75,247 58.46 +0.95
Liberal Jessica Adelan-Langford 53,473 41.54 −0.95
Labor hold Swing +0.95
Australian federal election, 2013: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gai Brodtmann 47,613 41.06 −3.17
Liberal Tom Sefton 43,919 37.87 +0.66
Greens Julie Melrose 14,691 12.67 −5.89
Bullet Train Damien Maher 4,756 4.10 +4.10
Palmer United Tony Hanley 3,725 3.21 +3.21
Secular Nicolle Burt 1,264 1.09 +1.09
Total formal votes 115,968 96.06 +0.94
Informal votes 4,758 3.94 −0.94
Turnout 120,726 94.75 −0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gai Brodtmann 66,074 56.98 −2.17
Liberal Tom Sefton 49,894 43.02 +2.17
Labor hold Swing −2.17
Australian federal election, 2010: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gai Brodtmann 49,608 44.23 −6.87
Liberal Giulia Jones 41,732 37.21 +2.08
Greens Sue Ellerman 20,816 18.56 +5.61
Total formal votes 112,156 95.12 −2.62
Informal votes 5,755 4.88 +2.62
Turnout 117,911 94.92 −1.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gai Brodtmann 66,335 59.15 −2.67
Liberal Giulia Jones 45,821 40.85 +2.67
Labor hold Swing −2.67

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Annette Ellis 58,711 51.10 +1.17
Liberal Natalie Colbert 40,359 35.13 −1.56
Greens Amanda Bresnan 14,878 12.95 +2.65
CEC John Holder 953 0.83 +0.13
Total formal votes 114,901 97.74 +1.11
Informal votes 2,660 2.26 −1.11
Turnout 117,561 96.05 +0.91
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annette Ellis 71,030 61.82 +1.91
Liberal Natalie Colbert 43,871 38.18 −1.91
Labor hold Swing +1.91
Australian federal election, 2004: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Annette Ellis 50,214 49.88 +3.40
Liberal Belinda Barnier 37,238 36.99 +2.95
Greens Sue Ellerman 10,243 10.17 +3.92
Democrats Aaron Matthews 2,218 2.20 −5.87
CEC Jim Arnold 765 0.76 +0.76
Total formal votes 100,678 96.60 +0.01
Informal votes 3,544 3.40 −0.01
Turnout 104,222 95.20 −0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annette Ellis 60,029 59.62 +0.18
Liberal Belinda Barnier 40,649 40.38 −0.18
Labor hold Swing +0.18
Australian federal election, 2001: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Annette Ellis 46,632 46.48 −2.42
Liberal Belinda Barnier 34,148 34.04 +1.10
Democrats Aaron Matthews 8,098 8.07 +0.70
Greens Stephanie Koorey 6,268 6.25 +2.40
One Nation Barry Cox 3,179 3.17 −2.05
Christian Democrats John Miller 2,003 2.00 +2.00
Total formal votes 100,328 96.59 −0.58
Informal votes 3,542 3.41 +0.58
Turnout 103,870 95.88
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annette Ellis 59,632 59.44 −0.62
Liberal Belinda Barnier 40,696 40.56 +0.62
Labor hold Swing −0.62

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Annette Ellis 48,015 48.90 +3.39
Liberal Ian Morison 32,336 32.93 −10.89
Democrats Yulia Onsman 7,237 7.37 +7.37
One Nation Burl Doble 5,122 5.22 +5.22
Greens Sue Ellerman 3,774 3.84 −3.67
Democratic Socialist Nikki Ulasowski 1,427 1.45 +1.45
Natural Law Maryan England 281 0.29 −0.10
Total formal votes 98,192 97.17 −0.38
Informal votes 2,860 2.38 +0.38
Turnout 101,052 95.91 +0.04
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Annette Ellis 58,972 60.06 +7.74
Liberal Ian Morison 39,220 39.94 −7.74
Labor hold Swing +7.74
Australian federal election, 1996: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bob McMullan 32,405 48.28 −3.70
Liberal Gwen Wilcox 25,594 38.13 +3.32
Greens Gordon McAllister 6,047 9.01 +9.01
Independent Sue Bull 1,508 2.25 +2.25
Independent Jerzy Gray-Grzeszkiewicz 789 1.18 +1.18
Natural Law Maryan Chaplin 778 1.16 +0.27
Total formal votes 67,121 97.33 +0.70
Informal votes 1,839 2.67 −0.70
Turnout 68,960 95.87 −1.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bob McMullan 38,338 57.52 −3.29
Liberal Gwen Wilcox 28,317 42.48 +3.29
Labor gain from Liberal Swing −3.29
Canberra by-election, 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Brendan Smyth 39,021 46.29 +10.07
Labor Sue Robinson 25,689 30.48 −21.78
Greens James Warden 10,835 12.85 +12.85
AAFI Robyn Spencer 3,515 4.17 +4.17
Independent Joanne Clarke 2,274 2.70 +2.70
Independent Jerzy Gray-Grzeszkiewicz 1,956 2.32 +2.32
Republican Joseph Cotta 1,003 1.19 +1.19
Total formal votes 84,293 96.46 −0.68
Informal votes 3,095 3.54 +0.68
Turnout 87,388 88.57 −8.39
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Brendan Smyth 47,672 56.58 +16.12
Labor Sue Robinson 36,577 43.42 −16.12
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +16.12
Australian federal election, 1993: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 46,895 52.26 +8.53
Liberal Bill Stefaniak 32,504 36.22 −2.34
Democrats Peter Myers 4,796 5.34 −7.40
Green Democratic Greg Adamson 3,109 3.46 +3.46
Abolish Self-Govt Mike Trevethan 1,663 1.85 +1.85
Natural Law Sally Kelly 775 0.86 +0.86
Total formal votes 89,742 97.14 −0.28
Informal votes 2,640 2.86 +0.28
Turnout 92,382 96.96
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 53,432 59.56 +3.82
Liberal Bill Stefaniak 36,275 40.44 −3.82
Labor hold Swing +3.82
Australian federal election, 1990: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 35,286 43.8 −01.1
Liberal Bill Mackey 31,009 38.5 +6.8
Democrats Julie McCarron-Benson 10,215 12.7 +6.2
Greens Gina Jeffrey 2,856 3.5 +3.5
Nuclear Disarmament Barbara Meyer 1,183 1.5 −2.7
Total formal votes 80,549 97.4
Informal votes 2,191 2.6
Turnout 82,740 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 44,872 55.8 −6.2
Liberal Bill Mackey 35,529 44.2 +6.2
Labor hold Swing −6.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 39,175 53.9 +2.3
Liberal John Louttit 23,039 31.7 −1.7
Democrats Frances English 4,712 6.5 +0.2
Nuclear Disarmament Chris Warren 3,060 4.2 +4.2
Family Movement Bev Cains 2,015 2.8 +2.8
Independent John Farrell 742 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 72,743 96.9
Informal votes 2,340 3.1
Turnout 75,083 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 45,070 62.0 +0.4
Liberal John Louttit 27,661 38.0 −0.4
Labor hold Swing +0.4
Australian federal election, 1984: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 33,454 51.6 −10.4
Liberal Gary Humphries 21,667 33.4 −1.2
Nuclear Disarmament Robyn Hancock 4,945 7.6 +7.6
Democrats Fiona Richardson 4,087 6.3 +6.3
Deadly Serious Joanne Hansen 724 1.1 −2.3
Total formal votes 64,877 95.8
Informal votes 2,829 4.2
Turnout 67,706 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 39,946 61.6 −2.1
Liberal Gary Humphries 24,931 38.4 +2.1
Labor hold Swing −2.1
Australian federal election, 1983: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 40,434 62.2 +9.8
Liberal Gerard Brennan 22,365 34.4 −7.7
Deadly Serious Joanne Hansen 2,191 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 64,990 98.0
Informal votes 1,330 2.0
Turnout 66,320 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 63.9 +8.2
Liberal Gerard Brennan 36.1 −8.2
Labor hold Swing +8.2
Australian federal election, 1980: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ros Kelly 32,352 52.4 +11.6
Liberal John Haslem 25,957 42.1 −1.1
Democrats Leo Nesic 2,845 4.6 −10.4
Independent Kevin Wise 574 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 61,728 98.1
Informal votes 1,215 1.9
Turnout 62,943 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ros Kelly 55.7 +6.7
Liberal John Haslem 44.3 −6.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +6.7

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Haslem 24,578 43.2 −6.2
Labor Henry Lawrence 23,214 40.8 −4.4
Democrats John Bellhouse 8,544 15.0 +15.0
Independent Oleg Kavunenko 534 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 56,870 97.8
Informal votes 1,289 2.2
Turnout 58,159 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Haslem 28,976 51.0 −2.3
Labor Henry Lawrence 27,894 49.0 +2.3
Liberal hold Swing −2.3
Australian federal election, 1975: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Haslem 25,697 49.4 +13.2
Labor Kep Enderby 23,517 45.2 −8.6
Liberal Movement Anthony Harris 1,572 3.0 +3.0
Independent Kevin Wise 434 0.8 +0.8
Independent John Moloney 406 0.8 +0.8
Workers Oleg Kavenenko 377 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 52,003 98.4
Informal votes 853 1.6
Turnout 52,856 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Haslem 53.3 +10.4
Labor Kep Enderby 46.7 −10.4
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.4
Australian federal election, 1974: Canberra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kep Enderby 24,761 53.8 +1.7
Liberal Peter Hughes 16,658 36.2 +13.4
Australia Mary Thomas 2,520 5.5 −8.2
Country Dorothy Mattress 1,871 4.1 +4.1
Republican Doreen Story 211 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 46,021 98.9
Informal votes 508 1.1
Turnout 46,529 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kep Enderby 57.1 −9.5
Liberal Peter Hughes 42.9 +9.5
Labor hold Swing −9.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canberra, ACT, Virtual Tally Room, AEC.