Electoral results for the Division of Denison

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Denison in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1903 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sir Philip Fysh Protectionist 1903–1906
  Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  William Laird Smith Labor 1910–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1922
  David O'Keefe Labor 1922–1925
  Sir John Gellibrand Nationalist 1925–1928
  Charles Culley Labor 1928–1931
  Arthur Hutchin United Australia 1931–1934
  Gerald Mahoney Labor 1934–1940
  Arthur Beck United Australia 1940–1943
  John Gaha Labor 1943–1949
  Athol Townley Liberal 1949–1964
  Adrian Gibson Liberal 1964–1969
  Robert Solomon Liberal 1969–1972
  John Coates Labor 1972–1975
  Michael Hodgman Liberal 1975–1987
  Duncan Kerr Labor 1987–2010
  Andrew Wilkie Independent 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andrew Wilkie 29,372 44.07 +5.99
Labor Jane Austin 15,335 23.01 −1.74
Liberal Marcus Allan 13,267 19.90 −3.33
Greens Jen Brown 7,068 10.60 +2.68
Christian Democrats Amanda Excell 980 1.47 +1.47
Democratic Labour Wayne Williams 632 0.95 +0.10
Total formal votes 66,654 97.08 +1.30
Informal votes 2,002 2.92 −1.30
Turnout 68,656 92.75 −1.51
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jane Austin 43,550 65.34 +6.43
Liberal Marcus Allan 23,104 34.66 −6.43
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Andrew Wilkie 45,176 67.78 +2.27
Labor Jane Austin 21,478 32.22 −2.27
Independent hold Swing +2.27
Australian federal election, 2013: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andrew Wilkie 24,688 38.08 +16.82
Labor Jane Austin 16,043 24.75 −11.04
Liberal Tanya Denison 15,058 23.23 +0.58
Greens Anna Reynolds 5,133 7.92 −11.06
Palmer United Debra Thurley 1,576 2.43 +2.43
Sex Party Bob Butler 877 1.35 +1.35
Family First Trevlyn McCallum 593 0.91 +0.91
Democratic Labour Wayne Williams 554 0.85 +0.85
Rise Up Australia Graeme Devlin 179 0.28 +0.28
Stable Population Brandon Hoult 124 0.19 +0.19
Total formal votes 64,825 95.78 −0.60
Informal votes 2,856 4.22 +0.60
Turnout 67,681 94.31 −0.01
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jane Austin 38,186 58.91 −6.91
Liberal Tanya Denison 26,639 41.09 +6.91
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Andrew Wilkie 42,470 65.51 +14.30
Labor Jane Austin 22,355 34.49 −14.30
Independent hold Swing +14.30
Australian federal election, 2010: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jonathan Jackson 23,215 35.79 -12.37
Liberal Cameron Simpkins 14,688 22.65 -7.34
Independent Andrew Wilkie 13,788 21.26 +21.26
Greens Geoffrey Couser 12,312 18.98 +0.40
Socialist Alliance Mel Barnes 856 1.32 +0.56
Total formal votes 64,859 96.38 -1.12
Informal votes 2,435 3.62 +1.12
Turnout 67,294 94.32 -1.21
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jonathan Jackson 42,692 65.82 +0.53
Liberal Cameron Simpkins 22,167 34.18 -0.53
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Andrew Wilkie 33,217 51.21 +51.21
Labor Jonathan Jackson 31,642 48.79 -16.50
Independent gain from Labor Swing N/A

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 31,001 48.46 -1.05
Liberal Leigh Gray 18,974 29.66 -2.90
Greens Helen Hutchinson 11,898 18.60 +4.00
Family First Robyn Munro 1,360 2.13 -0.34
Socialist Alliance Susan Austin 494 0.77 -0.08
CEC Rob Larner 243 0.38 +0.38
Total formal votes 63,970 97.50 +0.61
Informal votes 1,640 2.50 -0.61
Turnout 65,610 95.25 -0.02
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 41,982 65.63 +2.34
Liberal Leigh Gray 21,988 34.37 -2.34
Labor hold Swing +2.34
Australian federal election, 2004: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 31,602 49.51 -1.87
Liberal Erick Pastoor 20,782 32.56 +0.97
Greens Helen Burnet 9,318 14.60 +4.15
Family First Gino Papiccio 1,578 2.47 +2.47
Socialist Alliance Kamala Emanuel 544 0.85 +0.85
Total formal votes 63,824 96.90 -0.19
Informal votes 2,045 3.10 +0.19
Turnout 65,869 95.26 -0.36
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 40,397 63.29 -0.97
Liberal Erick Pastoor 23,427 36.71 +0.97
Labor hold Swing -0.97
Australian federal election, 2001: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 32,404 51.38 -4.28
Liberal Tony Steven 19,923 31.59 -0.53
Greens Brenda Hampson 6,592 10.45 +2.95
Democrats Penny Edwards 4,154 6.59 +2.66
Total formal votes 63,073 97.09 -0.38
Informal votes 1,889 2.91 +0.38
Turnout 64,962 96.56
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 40,530 64.26 -0.25
Liberal Tony Steven 22,543 35.74 +0.25
Labor hold Swing -0.25

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 34,854 55.66 +3.38
Liberal Andrew Gregson 20,114 32.12 -2.18
Greens Mat Hines 4,698 7.50 -0.78
Democrats Brent Blackburn 2,460 3.93 -0.45
Natural Law Gregory Broszczyk 497 0.79 +0.79
Total formal votes 62,623 97.47 -0.38
Informal votes 1,624 2.53 +0.38
Turnout 64,247 95.38 -0.84
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 40,399 64.51 +2.72
Liberal Andrew Gregson 22,224 35.49 -2.72
Labor hold Swing +2.72
Australian federal election, 1996: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 33,023 52.27 +1.01
Liberal Ingrid Wren 21,667 34.30 +2.94
Greens Karen Weldrick 5,229 8.28 -5.94
Democrats Rachel Dudgeon 2,769 4.38 +3.20
Sarah Stephen 486 0.77 +0.77
Total formal votes 63,174 97.86 +0.47
Informal votes 1,384 2.14 -0.47
Turnout 64,558 96.22 +0.47
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 38,941 61.79 -2.65
Liberal Ingrid Wren 24,078 38.21 +2.65
Labor hold Swing -2.65
Australian federal election, 1993: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 32,793 51.27 +6.70
Liberal Phil Ryan 20,056 31.35 -9.24
Greens Bob Brown 9,093 14.22 +7.86
Call to Australia Euan Vance 871 1.36 +1.36
Democrats Kevin Anderson 759 1.19 -5.61
Teresa Dowding 393 0.61 +0.61
Total formal votes 63,965 97.39 -0.18
Informal votes 1,717 2.61 +0.18
Turnout 65,682 95.75
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 41,195 64.44 +8.45
Liberal Phil Ryan 22,733 35.56 -8.45
Labor hold Swing +8.45
Australian federal election, 1990: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 25,811 45.0 -3.3
Liberal Michael Hodgman 23,056 40.2 -4.2
United Tasmania Geoff Law 3,888 6.8 +6.8
Democrats Rob Alliston 3,554 6.2 -1.1
Independent Graeme Jones 701 1.2 +1.2
Democratic Socialist Ian Hopkins 327 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 57,337 97.6
Informal votes 1,438 2.4
Turnout 58,775 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 32,333 56.4 +2.6
Liberal Michael Hodgman 24,956 43.6 -2.6
Labor hold Swing +2.6

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Duncan Kerr 26,732 48.3 +3.4
Liberal Michael Hodgman 24,590 44.4 -3.7
Democrats Robert Bell 4,054 7.3 +7.3
Total formal votes 55,376 95.6
Informal votes 2,540 4.4
Turnout 57,916 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Duncan Kerr 29,787 53.8 +4.8
Liberal Michael Hodgman 25,587 46.2 -4.8
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.8
Australian federal election, 1984: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Hodgman 25,929 48.1 -4.4
Labor Kay Spurr 24,230 44.9 +1.5
Independent Mary Willey 3,747 7.0 +7.0
Total formal votes 53,906 94.1
Informal votes 3,400 5.9
Turnout 57,306 95.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Hodgman 27,466 51.0 -2.9
Labor Kay Spurr 26,437 49.0 +2.9
Liberal hold Swing -2.9
Australian federal election, 1983: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Hodgman 28,468 54.4 +4.2
Labor Kathy Smith 21,680 41.5 -4.4
Democrats Harvey Wallace-Williams 1,743 3.3 -0.6
Socialist Workers Leica Wagner 406 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 52,297 97.8
Informal votes 1,199 2.2
Turnout 53,496 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Hodgman 55.8 +3.4
Labor Kathy Smith 44.2 -3.4
Liberal hold Swing +3.4
Australian federal election, 1980: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Hodgman 25,751 50.2 -0.7
Labor Ken Wriedt 23,538 45.9 +1.2
Democrats Peter Creet 1,998 3.9 -0.5
Total formal votes 51,287 97.5
Informal votes 1,340 2.5
Turnout 52,627 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Hodgman 52.4 -0.7
Labor Ken Wriedt 47.6 +0.7
Liberal hold Swing -0.7

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Hodgman 26,418 50.9 -2.3
Labor John Coates 23,184 44.7 -0.1
Democrats Robert McFie 2,303 4.4 +4.4
Total formal votes 51,905 98.0
Informal votes 1,047 2.0
Turnout 52,952 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Hodgman 53.1 -1.7
Labor John Coates 46.9 +1.7
Liberal hold Swing -1.7
Australian federal election, 1975: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Hodgman 26,253 53.2 +6.0
Labor John Coates 22,104 44.8 -8.0
National Country John Hay 496 1.0 +1.0
Workers Cathryn Stanton 473 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 49,326 98.4
Informal votes 808 1.6
Turnout 50,134 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Hodgman 54.9 +7.7
Labor John Coates 45.1 -7.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.7
Australian federal election, 1974: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Coates 25,626 52.8 +3.3
Liberal Michael Hodgman 22,928 47.2 +7.5
Total formal votes 48,554 98.4
Informal votes 773 1.6
Turnout 49,327 95.8
Labor hold Swing -1.8
Australian federal election, 1972: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Coates 21,286 49.5 +11.9
Liberal Robert Solomon 17,074 39.7 +11.2
Independent Brian Broadby 1,915 4.5 +4.5
Democratic Labor Michael Delaney 1,630 3.8 -1.8
Australia William Scetrine 1,076 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 42,981 98.0
Informal votes 873 2.0
Turnout 43,854 97.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Coates 54.6 +7.2
Liberal Robert Solomon 45.4 -7.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +7.2

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alasdair McBurnie 15,588 37.6 -9.7
Liberal Robert Solomon 11,800 28.5 -17.4
Independent Michael Townley 10,954 26.4 +26.4
Democratic Labor Michael Delaney 2,303 5.6 -0.4
Independent Bill Mollison 791 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 41,436 97.3
Informal votes 1,129 2.7
Turnout 42,565 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Solomon 21,775 52.6 -1.9
Labor Alasdair McBurnie 19,661 47.4 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing -1.9
Australian federal election, 1966: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Adrian Gibson 15,516 47.8 -3.5
Labor Neil Batt 14,743 45.4 +6.2
Democratic Labor Harold Grace 1,942 6.0 -0.4
Communist Max Bound 289 0.9 -0.6
Total formal votes 32,490 98.1
Informal votes 622 1.9
Turnout 33,112 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Adrian Gibson 17,082 52.6 -4.8
Labor Neil Batt 15,408 47.4 +4.8
Liberal hold Swing -4.8
Denison by-election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Adrian Gibson 16,953 51.1 -0.2
Labor Donald Finlay 14,367 43.3 +4.1
Democratic Labor Harold Senior 1,563 4.7 -1.7
Independent Bernard Symmons 277 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 33,160 98.5
Informal votes 491 1.5
Turnout 33,651 91.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Adrian Gibson 55.3 -2.1
Labor Donald Finlay 44.7 +2.1
Liberal hold Swing -2.1
Australian federal election, 1963: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 17,372 51.3 -0.2
Labor Donald Finlay 13,286 39.2 -1.8
Democratic Labor Brian Bresnehan 2,159 6.4 -1.0
Independent Bruce Brown 558 1.6 +1.6
Communist Max Bound 506 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 33,881 98.0
Informal votes 704 2.0
Turnout 34,585 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Athol Townley 57.4 +0.0
Labor Donald Finlay 42.6 -0.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.0
Australian federal election, 1961: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 17,260 51.5 -1.1
Labor Eric Howroyd 13,749 41.0 +5.6
Democratic Labor Harold Senior 2,491 7.4 -0.8
Total formal votes 33,500 96.6
Informal votes 1,197 3.4
Turnout 34,697 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Athol Townley 57.4 -2.0
Labor Eric Howroyd 42.6 +2.0
Liberal hold Swing -2.0

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 17,705 52.6 -4.9
Labor Bert Lacey 11,926 35.4 -1.4
Democratic Labor Harold Senior 2,775 8.2 +8.2
Communist Max Bound 1,249 3.7 -2.0
Total formal votes 33,655 95.1
Informal votes 1,744 4.9
Turnout 35,399 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Athol Townley 59.4 +1.3
Labor Bert Lacey 40.6 -1.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.3
Australian federal election, 1955: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 20,058 57.5 +4.7
Labor Brian Miller 12,828 36.8 -8.6
Communist Max Bound 2,003 5.7 +3.8
Total formal votes 34,889 95.1
Informal votes 1,807 4.9
Turnout 36,696 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Athol Townley 58.1 +5.3
Labor Brian Miller 41.9 -5.3
Liberal hold Swing +5.3
Australian federal election, 1954: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 14,444 52.6 -0.7
Labor Bert Lacey 12,322 44.9 -1.8
Communist Max Bound 688 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 27,454 98.5
Informal votes 430 1.5
Turnout 27,884 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Athol Townley 52.8 -0.5
Labor Bert Lacey 47.2 +0.5
Liberal hold Swing -0.5
Australian federal election, 1951: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 15,449 53.3 -1.8
Labor Mervyn McNeair 13,545 46.7 +1.8
Total formal votes 28,994 96.7
Informal votes 1,001 3.3
Turnout 29,995 96.1
Liberal hold Swing -1.8

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Athol Townley 16,431 55.1 +10.9
Labor Henry Cosgrove 13,394 44.9 -10.9
Total formal votes 29,825 98.0
Informal votes 614 2.0
Turnout 30,439 94.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.9
Australian federal election, 1946: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Gaha 16,231 57.0 +9.7
Liberal Bruce Hamilton 12,227 43.0 +4.3
Total formal votes 28,458 97.0
Informal votes 874 3.0
Turnout 29,332 93.4
Labor hold Swing -2.0
Australian federal election, 1943: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Gaha 13,208 47.3 -1.6
United Australia Arthur Beck 10,803 38.7 -12.4
Independent Labor Gerald Mahoney 3,120 11.2 +11.2
Communist George Walliss 773 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 27,904 96.2
Informal votes 1,094 3.8
Turnout 28,998 98.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Gaha 16,493 59.0 +10.1
United Australia Arthur Beck 11,411 40.9 -10.1
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +10.1
Australian federal election, 1940: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Arthur Beck 12,969 51.1 +9.8
Labor Gerald Mahoney 12,433 48.9 +1.4
Total formal votes 25,402 96.7
Informal votes 880 3.3
Turnout 26,282 93.0
United Australia gain from Labor Swing +5.0

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1937: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gerald Mahoney 11,652 47.5 -1.7
United Australia John McPhee 10,123 41.3 -0.7
Independent Labor Maxwell Hickman 2,159 8.8 +8.8
Social Credit Athol Smith 600 2.4 -6.3
Total formal votes 24,534 96.8
Informal votes 1,067 4.2
Turnout 25,601 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gerald Mahoney 13,218 53.9 +3.6
United Australia John McPhee 11,316 46.1 -3.6
Labor hold Swing +3.6
Australian federal election, 1934: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Arthur Hutchin 9,721 42.0 -13.0
Labor Gerald Mahoney 4,461 19.3 +4.2
Labor Walter Woods 3,154 13.6 +13.6
Labor Richard Darcey 2,555 11.0 +11.0
Social Credit James Guthrie 2,020 8.7 +8.7
Labor John Lattin 1,216 5.3 +5.3
Total formal votes 23,127 94.2
Informal votes 1,424 5.8
Turnout 24,551 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gerald Mahoney 11,622 50.3 +5.3
United Australia Arthur Hutchin 11,505 49.7 -5.3
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +5.3
Australian federal election, 1931: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Arthur Hutchin 12,078 55.0 +13.3
Labor Charles Culley 9,868 45.0 -12.5
Total formal votes 21,946 95.0
Informal votes 1,166 5.0
Turnout 23,112 96.7
United Australia gain from Labor Swing +14.2

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1929: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Charles Culley 12,451 57.5 +5.1
Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand 5,663 26.2 -5.9
Nationalist Horace Walch 2,082 9.6 +9.6
Nationalist Hubert Brettingham-Moore 681 3.1 +3.1
Nationalist John Gage 605 2.8 +2.8
Independent David Blanchard 161 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 21,643 97.2
Informal votes 623 2.8
Turnout 22,266 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Charles Culley 59.2 +8.9
Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand 40.8 -8.9
Labor hold Swing +8.9
Australian federal election, 1928: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand 9,486 47.6 -4.6
Labor Charles Culley 7,824 39.3 +4.6
Labor Thomas Jude 2,618 13.1 +13.1
Total formal votes 19,928 94.4
Informal votes 1,171 5.6
Turnout 21,099 92.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Charles Culley 10,028 50.3 +2.5
Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand 9,900 49.7 -2.5
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +2.5
Australian federal election, 1925: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand 10,782 52.2 +0.2
Labor David O'Keefe 9,882 47.8 +1.3
Total formal votes 20,664 97.9
Informal votes 450 2.1
Turnout 21,114 88.5
Nationalist gain from Labor Swing +2.6
Australian federal election, 1922: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David O'Keefe 5,234 46.5 +0.4
Nationalist Edward Mulcahy 2,295 20.4 -1.9
Nationalist William Laird Smith 1,881 16.7 +16.7
Nationalist Leopold Broinowski 1,667 14.8 +14.8
Independent David Blanchard 170 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 11,247 90.7
Informal votes 1,158 9.3
Turnout 12,405 51.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David O'Keefe 5,669 50.4 +4.3
Nationalist Edward Mulcahy 5,578 49.6 -4.3
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +4.3

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1919: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist William Laird Smith 9,505 53.9 -2.4
Labor King O'Malley 8,141 46.1 +2.4
Total formal votes 17,646 98.3
Informal votes 298 1.7
Turnout 17,944 66.6
Nationalist hold Swing -2.4
Australian federal election, 1917: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist William Laird Smith 10,964 56.3 +12.2
Labor Benjamin Watkins 8,507 43.7 -12.2
Total formal votes 19,471 97.1
Informal votes 576 2.9
Turnout 20,047 79.1
Nationalist gain from Labor Swing +12.2
Australian federal election, 1914: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor William Laird Smith 9,752 55.9 +3.4
Liberal Arthur Clerke 7,701 44.1 -1.9
Total formal votes 17,453 97.0
Informal votes 535 3.0
Turnout 17,988 77.5
Labor hold Swing +2.6
Australian federal election, 1913: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor William Laird Smith 8,943 52.5 -5.6
Liberal William Trenwith 7,839 46.0 +4.1
Independent Alicia O'Shea Petersen 261 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 17,043 96.3
Informal votes 653 3.7
Turnout 17,696 76.6
Labor hold Swing -4.8
Australian federal election, 1910: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Laird Smith 7,170 58.1 +20.5
Liberal Matthew Simmons 5,172 41.9 -20.5
Total formal votes 12,342 97.2
Informal votes 359 2.8
Turnout 12,701 64.6
Labour gain from Liberal Swing +18.6

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1906: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Anti-Socialist Sir Philip Fysh 6,473 58.5 +15.1
Labour George Burns 4,165 37.6 +37.6
Ind. Protectionist William Brown 434 3.9 +3.9
Total formal votes 11,071 96.6
Informal votes 391 3.4
Turnout 11,462 60.0
Anti-Socialist gain from Protectionist Swing +15.1
Australian federal election, 1903: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protectionist Sir Philip Fysh 3,661 43.8 +43.8
Free Trade Norman Cameron 3,630 43.4 +43.4
Independent Andrew Kirk 1,064 12.7 +12.7
Total formal votes 8,355 97.0
Informal votes 255 3.0
Turnout 8,610 51.8
Protectionist win (new seat)

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