Electoral results for the Division of Chisholm

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Chisholm in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1949 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Wilfrid Kent Hughes Liberal 1949–1970
  Tony Staley Liberal 1970–1980
  Graham Harris Liberal 1980–1983
  Helen Mayer Labor 1983–1987
  Michael Wooldridge Liberal 1987–1998
  Anna Burke Labor 1998–2016
  Julia Banks Liberal 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Julia Banks 39,265 45.28 +1.16
Labor Stefanie Perri 31,160 35.93 −3.57
Greens Josh Fergeus 10,647 12.28 +2.83
Family First Craig McCracken 2,137 2.46 +1.36
Animal Justice Nyree Walshe 1,799 2.07 +2.07
Rise Up Australia Melanie Vassiliou 1,712 1.97 +1.22
Total formal votes 86,720 97.26 +1.49
Informal votes 2,439 2.74 −1.49
Turnout 89,159 91.51 −1.84
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Julia Banks 44,437 51.24 +2.84
Labor Stefanie Perri 42,283 48.76 −2.84
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.84
Australian federal election, 2013: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Nguyen 37,990 44.12 +3.90
Labor Anna Burke 34,015 39.50 −4.75
Greens Josh Fergeus 8,133 9.45 −2.44
Sex Party Luzio Grossi 1,762 2.05 +2.05
Palmer United Brian Woods 1,405 1.63 +1.63
Family First Martin Myszka 949 1.10 −1.56
Democratic Labour Pat Shea 860 1.00 +1.00
Rise Up Australia Melanie Vassiliou 650 0.75 +0.75
Secular Vidura Jayaratne 345 0.40 −0.20
Total formal votes 86,109 95.77 −0.55
Informal votes 3,802 4.23 +0.55
Turnout 89,911 93.41 −0.28
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 44,431 51.60 −4.18
Liberal John Nguyen 41,678 48.40 +4.18
Labor hold Swing −4.18
Australian federal election, 2010: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Burke 34,492 44.53 −3.59
Liberal John Nguyen 31,093 40.15 +0.70
Greens Josh Fergeus 9,196 11.87 +3.40
Family First Phil Goodman 2,107 2.72 +0.27
Secular Nimrod Evans 562 0.73 +0.73
Total formal votes 77,450 96.41 −0.98
Informal votes 2,880 3.59 +0.98
Turnout 80,330 93.11 −2.16
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 43,459 56.11 −1.27
Liberal John Nguyen 33,991 43.89 +1.27
Labor hold Swing −1.27

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Burke 38,439 48.12 +4.13
Liberal Myles King 31,514 39.45 −4.16
Greens Alistair McCaskill 6,765 8.47 +1.13
Family First Gary Ong 1,953 2.45 +0.56
Democrats Daniel Berk 1,053 1.32 −0.69
CEC Lars Thystrup 150 0.19 +0.01
Total formal votes 79,874 97.39 +0.74
Informal votes 2,139 2.61 −0.74
Turnout 82,013 95.22 +0.38
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 45,833 57.38 +4.73
Liberal Myles King 34,041 42.62 −4.73
Labor hold Swing +4.73
Australian federal election, 2004: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Burke 34,241 43.99 +1.61
Liberal Stephen Hartney 33,945 43.61 −0.01
Greens Penny Harris 5,715 7.34 +1.17
Democrats James Bennett 1,561 2.01 −4.73
Family First Gary Ong 1,468 1.89 +1.89
Independent Owen Lysaght 763 0.98 +0.98
CEC Wayne Barwick 137 0.18 +0.18
Total formal votes 77,830 96.65 −0.34
Informal votes 2,700 3.35 +0.34
Turnout 80,530 94.84 −0.60
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 40,980 52.65 −0.03
Liberal Stephen Hartney 36,850 47.35 +0.03
Labor hold Swing −0.03
Australian federal election, 2001: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ros Clowes 34,836 43.58 +1.84
Labor Anna Burke 33,929 42.44 +0.06
Democrats James Bennett 5,379 6.73 −0.14
Greens Howard Tankey 4,898 6.13 +3.03
No GST John Murray 895 1.12 +1.12
Total formal votes 79,937 96.99 +0.56
Informal votes 2,481 3.01 −0.56
Turnout 82,418 95.26
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 42,179 52.77 +0.70
Liberal Ros Clowes 37,758 47.23 −0.70
Labor hold Swing +0.70

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Burke 33,275 42.38 +1.99
Liberal Peter Vlahos 32,771 41.74 −5.39
Democrats Bernie Millane 5,392 6.87 −0.40
Greens Julian Guess 2,431 3.10 +0.44
Unity Ka-Sing Chua 2,214 2.82 +2.82
One Nation Douglas Hesse 2,064 2.63 +2.63
Natural Law Mark Toomey 193 0.25 −0.22
Republican Nicholas Fell 176 0.22 +0.22
Total formal votes 78,516 96.43 −1.01
Informal votes 2,910 3.57 +1.01
Turnout 81,426 95.68 −0.51
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Burke 40,887 52.07 +4.67
Liberal Peter Vlahos 37,629 47.93 −4.67
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.67
Australian federal election, 1996: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 37,110 47.13 −0.64
Labor Tony Robinson 31,807 40.39 −4.21
Democrats Matthew Townsend 5,725 7.27 +1.34
Greens Adrian Whitehead 2,097 2.66 +2.66
AAFI Peter Judge 1,291 1.64 +1.64
Natural Law Graeme Browne 358 0.47 −0.95
Mark Ilott 350 0.44 +0.44
Total formal votes 78,748 97.44 −0.01
Informal votes 2,069 2.56 +0.01
Turnout 80,817 96.18 −0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 41,190 52.59 +2.20
Labor Tony Robinson 37,132 47.41 −2.20
Liberal hold Swing +2.20
Australian federal election, 1993: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 36,198 50.23 +1.76
Labor Gordon McCaskie 29,998 41.63 +7.45
Democrats Doug Johnston 4,620 6.41 −6.98
Natural Law Richard Aldous 1,247 1.73 +1.73
Total formal votes 72,063 97.68 +0.21
Informal votes 1,714 2.32 −0.21
Turnout 73,777 96.32
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 38,083 52.88 −3.41
Labor Gordon McCaskie 33,937 47.12 +3.41
Liberal hold Swing −3.41
Australian federal election, 1990: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 34,660 48.5 +2.4
Labor Helen Mayer 24,437 34.2 −10.0
Democrats Trudi Brunton 9,576 13.4 +6.8
Call to Australia Adrian Stagg 2,832 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 71,505 97.5
Informal votes 1,861 2.5
Turnout 73,366 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 40,230 56.3 +5.9
Labor Helen Mayer 31,239 43.7 −5.9
Liberal hold Swing +5.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 29,705 46.4 +2.1
Labor Helen Mayer 28,094 43.9 −1.7
Democrats Fran Robbins 4,222 6.6 +0.4
National Edward Wajsbrem 1,101 1.7 +0.6
Unite Australia Ernest Rodeck 637 1.0 +1.0
Independent Barry Gration 226 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 63,985 95.8
Informal votes 2,772 4.2
Turnout 66,757 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Wooldridge 32,400 50.7 +0.9
Labor Helen Mayer 31,528 49.3 −0.9
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +0.9
Australian federal election, 1984: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Helen Mayer 28,696 45.6 −2.3
Liberal Graham Harris 27,860 44.3 +1.9
Democrats Colin Rochford 3,928 6.2 −0.3
Democratic Labor Kevin Carroll 1,779 2.8 −0.4
National Ray Murphy 693 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 62,956 92.1
Informal votes 5,405 7.9
Turnout 68,361 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Helen Mayer 31,566 50.2 −1.7
Liberal Graham Harris 31,375 49.8 +1.7
Labor hold Swing −1.7
Australian federal election, 1983: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Helen Mayer 33,253 48.2 +7.1
Liberal Graham Harris 29,052 42.1 −5.0
Democrats Alan Swindon 4,444 6.5 −4.3
Democratic Labor Kevin Cooper 2,196 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 68,945 98.4
Informal votes 1,128 1.6
Turnout 70,073 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Helen Mayer 36,019 52.2 +4.4
Liberal Graham Harris 32,926 47.8 −4.4
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.4
Australian federal election, 1980: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Graham Harris 32,211 47.1 +0.6
Labor Helen Mayer 28,058 41.1 +9.6
Democrats Alan Swindon 7,377 10.8 −6.4
Australia Terence Pooley 701 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 68,347 98.0
Informal votes 1,394 2.0
Turnout 69,741 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Graham Harris 35,652 52.2 −6.7
Labor Helen Mayer 32,695 47.8 +6.7
Liberal hold Swing −6.7

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Staley 31,808 46.5 −8.9
Labor Helen Mayer 21,548 31.5 −5.8
Democrats Robert Caulfield 11,739 17.2 +17.2
Democratic Labor Joseph Stanley 3,299 4.8 −0.2
Total formal votes 68,394 97.9
Informal votes 1,501 2.1
Turnout 69,895 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Staley 58.9 −1.9
Labor Helen Mayer 41.1 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing −1.9
Australian federal election, 1975: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Staley 31,477 57.0 +6.5
Labor Richard Campbell 19,712 35.7 −5.0
Democratic Labor Joseph Stanley 2,787 5.0 −0.3
Australia Richard Franklin 1,236 2.2 −1.3
Total formal votes 55,212 98.5
Informal votes 826 1.5
Turnout 56,038 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Staley 62.4 +5.7
Labor Richard Campbell 37.6 −5.7
Liberal hold Swing +5.7
Australian federal election, 1974: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Staley 28,072 50.5 +3.7
Labor Alastair Nicholson 22,651 40.7 +1.5
Democratic Labor Joseph Stanley 2,933 5.3 −2.3
Australia Frank Penhalluriack 1,940 3.5 −2.9
Total formal votes 55,596 98.4
Informal votes 920 1.6
Turnout 56,516 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Staley 56.7 +1.3
Labor Alastair Nicholson 43.3 −1.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.3
Australian federal election, 1972: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Staley 24,622 46.8 −6.1
Labor Alastair Nicholson 20,608 39.2 +5.1
Democratic Labor William Hoyne 4,006 7.6 −1.4
Australia Robert Cowley 3,354 6.4 +2.5
Total formal votes 52,590 98.5
Informal votes 811 1.5
Turnout 53,401 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Staley 29,110 55.4 −7.2
Labor Alastair Nicholson 23,480 44.6 +7.2
Liberal hold Swing −7.2
Chisholm by-election, 1970
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tony Staley 24,767 54.1 +1.2
Labor Frank Costigan 15,335 33.5 −0.6
Def. of Govt Schools Ray Nilsen 4,138 9.0 +9.0
Australia Andrew Morrow 1,501 3.3 −0.6
Total formal votes 45,741 98.4
Informal votes 756 1.6
Turnout 46,497 82.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tony Staley 59.0 −3.6
Labor Frank Costigan 41.0 +3.6
Liberal hold Swing −3.6

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 27,783 52.9 −5.9
Labor Anthony Dwyer 17,912 34.1 +7.5
Democratic Labor John Rogers 4,747 9.0 +0.0
Australia Andrew Morrow 2,053 3.9 +3.9
Total formal votes 52,495 97.9
Informal votes 1,115 2.1
Turnout 53,610 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 62.6 −7.9
Labor Anthony Dwyer 37.4 +7.9
Liberal hold Swing −7.9
Australian federal election, 1966: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 22,556 58.5 −1.5
Labor Kenneth Grigg 10,359 26.9 −2.6
Democratic Labor Mary Stanley 4,199 10.9 +0.4
Independent Clive Malseed 1,446 3.8 +3.8
Total formal votes 68,560 97.5
Informal votes 988 2.5
Turnout 39,548 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 70.2 +0.7
Labor Kenneth Grigg 29.8 −0.7
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
Australian federal election, 1963: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 24,139 60.0 +4.4
Labor John Button 11,878 29.5 −1.8
Democratic Labor John Duffy 4,230 10.5 −2.7
Total formal votes 40,247 99.1
Informal votes 352 0.9
Turnout 40,599 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 69.5 +2.0
Labor John Button 30.5 −2.0
Liberal hold Swing +2.0
Australian federal election, 1961: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 22,276 55.6 −4.4
Labor Malcolm Coughlin 12,524 31.3 +2.6
Democratic Labor John Duffy 5,273 13.2 +1.9
Total formal votes 40,073 98.4
Informal votes 658 1.6
Turnout 40,731 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 67.5 −2.7
Labor Malcolm Coughlin 32.5 +2.7
Liberal hold Swing −2.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 24,026 60.0 −5.1
Labor Leo Bartley 11,494 28.7 +3.7
Democratic Labor John Hoare 4,547 11.3 +1.4
Total formal votes 40,067 98.1
Informal votes 766 1.9
Turnout 40,833 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes 70.2 −4.0
Labor Leo Bartley 29.8 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing −4.0
Australian federal election, 1955: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 26,394 65.1 +0.1
Labor John Stewart 10,114 25.0 −10.0
Labor (A-C) Leonora Lloyd 4,006 9.9 +9.9
Total formal votes 40,514 98.1
Informal votes 786 1.9
Turnout 41,300 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 73.0 +8.0
Labor John Stewart 27.0 −8.0
Liberal hold Swing +8.0
Australian federal election, 1954: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 26,775 65.0 +0.0
Labor Les Cahill 14,390 35.0 −0.0
Total formal votes 41,165 99.1
Informal votes 387 0.9
Turnout 41,552 95.7
Liberal hold Swing +0.0
Australian federal election, 1951: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 27,016 65.0 +0.3
Labor Ronald Whiting 14,563 35.0 +1.9
Total formal votes 41,579 98.8
Informal votes 501 1.2
Turnout 42,080 95.7
Liberal hold Swing +0.1

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Chisholm
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 26,628 64.7 +4.1
Labor Leo Fennessy 13,615 33.1 +0.1
Communist Bill Tregear 937 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 41,180 98.5
Informal votes 648 1.5
Turnout 41,828 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Wilfrid Kent Hughes 64.9 +3.8
Labor Leo Fennessy 35.1 −3.8
Liberal hold Swing +3.8

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