Electoral results for the Division of Isaacs

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Isaacs in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1969 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  David Hamer Liberal 1969–1974
  Gareth Clayton Labor 1974–1975
  David Hamer Liberal 1975–1977
  William Burns Liberal 1977–1980
  David Charles Labor 1980–1990
  Rod Atkinson Liberal 1990–1996
  Greg Wilton Labor 1996–2000
  Ann Corcoran Labor 2000–2007
  Mark Dreyfus Labor 2007–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mark Dreyfus 41,144 44.49 +3.16
Liberal Garry Spencer 37,312 40.35 +0.14
Greens Alex Breskin 9,429 10.20 +3.14
Animal Justice Elizabeth Johnston 4,585 4.96 +4.96
Total formal votes 92,470 96.31 +1.11
Informal votes 3,539 3.69 −1.11
Turnout 96,009 90.81 −2.23
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Dreyfus 51,538 55.73 +1.87
Liberal Garry Spencer 40,932 44.27 −1.87
Labor hold Swing +1.87
Australian federal election, 2013: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mark Dreyfus 35,837 41.33 −7.55
Liberal Garry Spencer 34,864 40.21 +5.12
Greens Sandra Miles 6,120 7.06 −3.84
Palmer United Avtar Gill 2,846 3.28 +3.28
Family First John Elliott 2,503 2.89 −0.76
Sex Party Laith Graham 2,093 2.41 +2.41
Democratic Labour James Leach 1,144 1.32 +1.32
Christians Karen Dobby 743 0.86 +0.86
Rise Up Australia Nadia Seaman 558 0.64 +0.64
Total formal votes 86,708 95.20 −0.09
Informal votes 4,375 4.80 +0.09
Turnout 91,083 93.01 +0.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Dreyfus 46,704 53.86 −6.55
Liberal Garry Spencer 40,004 46.14 +6.55
Labor hold Swing −6.55
Australian federal election, 2010: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mark Dreyfus 45,131 49.42 +0.67
Liberal Dale McClelland 31,472 34.47 −4.00
Greens Chris Carman 9,980 10.93 +4.69
Family First Heather Wheatley 3,377 3.70 +1.15
Independent Gordon Ford 1,355 1.48 +0.22
Total formal votes 91,315 95.29 −1.40
Informal votes 4,516 4.71 +1.40
Turnout 95,831 93.23 −1.95
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Dreyfus 55,721 61.02 +3.33
Liberal Dale McClelland 35,594 38.98 −3.33
Labor hold Swing +3.33

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mark Dreyfus 44,056 48.76 +4.45
Liberal Ross Fox 34,762 38.47 −4.82
Greens Colin Long 5,636 6.24 −1.07
Family First Jadah Pleiter 2,308 2.55 +0.15
Democrats Laura Chipp 1,970 2.18 +1.15
Independent Gordon Ford 1,137 1.26 +0.49
Liberty & Democracy Robert Norrie 492 0.54 +0.54
Total formal votes 90,361 96.69 +1.73
Informal votes 3,092 3.31 −1.73
Turnout 93,453 95.18 −0.07
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mark Dreyfus 52,131 57.69 +6.21
Liberal Ross Fox 38,230 42.31 −6.21
Labor hold Swing +6.21
Australian federal election, 2004: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ann Corcoran 37,245 44.31 −2.93
Liberal Jeff Shelley 36,391 43.29 +5.23
Greens Sean Hardy 6,143 7.31 +3.35
Family First Jacob Mathews 2,019 2.40 +2.40
Democrats Haydn Fletcher 862 1.03 −6.05
Independent Gordon Ford 650 0.77 +0.77
One Nation Carl Groves 536 0.64 −0.55
CEC Martha Malliotis 214 0.25 +0.04
Total formal votes 84,060 94.96 −0.37
Informal votes 4,464 5.04 +0.37
Turnout 88,524 95.25 +0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ann Corcoran 43,277 51.48 −5.14
Liberal Jeff Shelley 40,783 48.52 +5.14
Labor hold Swing −5.14
Australian federal election, 2001: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ann Corcoran 31,951 42.18 −6.25
Liberal Michael Shepherdson 31,520 41.61 +3.44
Democrats Haydn Fletcher 5,627 7.43 +1.50
Greens Darren Bujeya 3,073 4.06 +1.92
One Nation John Groves 1,358 1.79 −2.25
Independent Shirly Oakley 1,342 1.77 +1.77
Independent Patricia Brook 640 0.84 +0.84
CEC Heather Stanton 246 0.32 +0.32
Total formal votes 75,757 95.35 −1.03
Informal votes 3,691 4.65 +1.03
Turnout 79,448 97.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ann Corcoran 40,011 52.81 −3.59
Liberal Michael Shepherdson 35,746 47.19 +3.59
Labor hold Swing −3.59
Isaacs by-election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ann Corcoran 34,483 56.54 +8.11
Democrats Haydn Fletcher 10,540 17.28 +11.36
Greens Mary Hutchison 5,539 9.08 +6.94
Independent Carl Wesley 5,329 8.74 +8.74
Australia First Patricia Brook 3,270 5.36 +4.92
Democratic Labor Gail King 1,832 3.00 +3.00
Total formal votes 60,993 91.84 −4.55
Informal votes 5,420 8.16 +4.55
Turnout 66,413 81.65 −14.56
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Ann Corcoran 40,280 66.04 +9.64
Democrats Haydn Fletcher 20,713 33.96 +33.96
Labor hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Greg Wilton 35,604 48.43 +4.38
Liberal Mike Rawlinson 28,060 38.17 −3.89
Democrats Robert Ryan 4,355 5.92 −3.65
One Nation Denis Reed-Smith 2,971 4.04 +4.04
Greens Daniel Tirawa 1,570 2.14 +2.14
Unity Mija Carkeek 421 0.57 +0.57
Australia First Patricia Brook 325 0.44 +0.44
Natural Law Amanda McIntosh 211 0.29 −0.56
Total formal votes 73,517 96.39 −0.82
Informal votes 2,754 3.61 +0.82
Turnout 76,271 96.21 +0.00
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Greg Wilton 41,467 56.40 +4.84
Liberal Mike Rawlinson 32,050 43.60 −4.84
Labor hold Swing +4.84
Australian federal election, 1996: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Greg Wilton 30,997 44.05 −4.91
Liberal Rod Atkinson 29,595 42.06 −1.38
Democrats Kaylyn Raynor 6,734 9.57 +5.12
AAFI Angela Walker 2,448 3.48 +3.48
Natural Law Jan Allison 597 0.85 −1.42
Total formal votes 70,371 97.20 −0.19
Informal votes 2,024 2.80 +0.19
Turnout 72,395 96.21 −0.21
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Greg Wilton 36,158 51.56 −2.35
Liberal Rod Atkinson 33,965 48.44 +2.35
Labor hold Swing −2.35
Australian federal election, 1993: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rod Atkinson 35,792 50.55 +0.07
Labor John McSwiney 30,007 42.38 +8.48
Democrats Kaylyn Raynor 3,546 5.01 −10.60
Natural Law Judee Horin 1,458 2.06 +2.06
Total formal votes 70,803 97.57 +0.60
Informal votes 1,761 2.43 −0.60
Turnout 72,564 96.42
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Rod Atkinson 37,490 52.98 −2.74
Labor John McSwiney 33,266 47.02 +2.74
Liberal hold Swing −2.74
Australian federal election, 1990: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Rod Atkinson 35,160 50.5 +4.5
Labor Jim Ensor 23,613 33.9 −10.9
Democrats Darren Koch 10,874 15.6 +8.4
Total formal votes 69,647 97.0
Informal votes 2,173 3.0
Turnout 71,820 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Rod Atkinson 38,775 55.7 +5.5
Labor Jim Ensor 30,806 44.3 −5.5
Liberal hold Swing +5.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Charles 29,325 47.7 −3.2
Liberal Rod Atkinson 26,448 43.1 +3.0
Democrats Maxine Aspinall 4,428 7.2 +1.1
National Bill Buchanan 833 1.4 +0.1
Independent Linda Ely 395 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 61,429 95.5
Informal votes 2,891 4.5
Turnout 64,320 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Charles 32,351 52.7 −1.7
Liberal Rod Atkinson 29,057 47.3 +1.7
Labor hold Swing −1.7
Australian federal election, 1984: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Charles 30,612 50.9 −2.0
Liberal Peter Zablud 24,079 40.1 −0.4
Democrats Peter Lindemann 3,693 6.1 −0.6
Democratic Labor Dudley de Rozario 933 1.6 +1.6
National Charles Lacey 774 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 60,091 92.5
Informal votes 4,894 7.5
Turnout 64,985 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Charles 32,681 54.4 −2.5
Liberal Peter Zablud 27,407 45.6 +2.5
Labor hold Swing −2.5
Australian federal election, 1983: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Charles 38,630 55.0 +9.9
Liberal Ann Dunkley 26,964 38.4 +0.4
Democrats Terence Gough 4,689 6.7 −7.4
Total formal votes 70,283 98.4
Informal votes 1,169 1.6
Turnout 71,452 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Charles 59.0 +7.2
Liberal Ann Dunkley 41.0 −7.2
Labor hold Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1980: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Charles 31,192 45.1 +10.5
Liberal William Burns 26,293 38.0 −6.4
Democrats Michael Bakos 9,777 14.1 −2.9
Independent Sydney Balhorn 1,955 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 69,217 97.8
Informal votes 1,534 2.2
Turnout 70,751 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Charles 35,856 51.8 +9.1
Liberal William Burns 33,361 48.2 −9.1
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.1

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Burns 29,857 44.4 −6.8
Labor Kenneth Williams 23,275 34.6 −8.2
Democrats Francis McLeod 11,427 17.0 +17.0
Democratic Labor Ralph Cleary 2,741 4.1 +0.8
Total formal votes 67,300 97.7
Informal votes 1,550 2.3
Turnout 68,850 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal William Burns 38,595 57.3 +2.4
Labor Kenneth Williams 28,705 42.7 −2.4
Liberal hold Swing +2.4
Australian federal election, 1975: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hamer 30,646 53.2 +8.8
Labor Gareth Clayton 23,506 40.8 −5.3
Democratic Labor Ralph Cleary 1,917 3.3 −0.5
Australia Eldon Simmons 805 1.4 −1.1
Independent Marc Aussie-Stone 719 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 57,593 98.3
Informal votes 975 1.7
Turnout 58,568 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Hamer 56.9 +7.5
Labor Gareth Clayton 43.1 −7.5
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.5
Australian federal election, 1974: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gareth Clayton 26,225 46.1 +0.3
Liberal David Hamer 25,267 44.4 +2.0
Democratic Labor William Leech 2,179 3.8 −3.2
Australia Elizabeth Chesterfield 1,443 2.5 −2.3
Independent James Bernard 1,181 2.1 +2.1
Independent Janus Fawke 597 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 56,892 98.2
Informal votes 1,062 1.8
Turnout 57,954 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gareth Clayton 50.6 +1.7
Liberal David Hamer 49.4 −1.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +1.7
Australian federal election, 1972: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gareth Clayton 23,904 45.8 +5.7
Liberal David Hamer 22,110 42.4 −5.3
Democratic Labor Frederick Skinner 3,635 7.0 −3.1
Australia Peter Harrie 2,499 4.8 +4.8
Total formal votes 52,148 98.7
Informal votes 685 1.3
Turnout 52,833 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Hamer 26,664 51.1 −6.9
Labor Gareth Clayton 25,484 48.9 +6.9
Liberal hold Swing −6.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Isaacs
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hamer 23,525 47.7 −1.4
Labor Alan Roberts 19,751 40.1 +4.2
Democratic Labor Frederick Skinner 4,967 10.1 −0.4
Independent Liane Wessley 1,026 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 49,269 97.8
Informal votes 1,129 2.2
Turnout 50,398 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Hamer 28,562 58.0 −3.2
Labor Alan Roberts 20,707 42.0 +3.2
Liberal hold Swing −3.2

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