Electoral results for the Division of Kooyong

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Kooyong in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1901 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  William Knox Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Sir Robert Best Commonwealth Liberal 1910–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1922
  John Latham Liberal Union 1922–1925
  Nationalist 1925–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  (Sir) Robert Menzies United Australia 1934–1944
  Liberal 1944–1966
  Andrew Peacock Liberal 1966–1994
  Petro Georgiou Liberal 1994–2010
  Josh Frydenberg Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 52,401 58.22 +2.53
Labor Marg D'Arcy 17,825 19.80 −2.63
Greens Helen McLeod 17,027 18.92 +2.34
Independent Angelina Zubac 2,750 3.06 +2.35
Total formal votes 90,003 98.01 +1.40
Informal votes 1,823 1.99 −1.40
Turnout 91,826 91.73 −1.73
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 57,007 63.34 +2.28
Labor Marg D'Arcy 32,996 36.66 −2.28
Liberal hold Swing +2.28
Australian federal election, 2013: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 48,802 55.69 +3.20
Labor John Kennedy 19,655 22.43 −5.12
Greens Helen McLeod 14,526 16.58 −1.76
Independent Tiffany Harrison 1,464 1.67 +1.67
Palmer United Luke McNamara 1,406 1.60 +1.60
Family First Jaxon Calder 825 0.94 −0.60
Independent Angelina Zubac 621 0.71 +0.71
Rise Up Australia Tim Kriedemann 327 0.37 +0.37
Total formal votes 87,626 96.61 −0.61
Informal votes 3,073 3.39 +0.61
Turnout 90,699 93.38 −0.19
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 53,504 61.06 +3.61
Labor John Kennedy 34,122 38.94 −3.61
Liberal hold Swing +3.61
Australian federal election, 2010: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 42,728 52.56 −2.58
Labor Steve Hurd 22,268 27.39 −2.64
Greens Des Benson 15,019 18.48 +6.66
Family First John Laidler 1,272 1.56 +0.02
Total formal votes 81,287 97.22 −0.68
Informal votes 2,326 2.78 +0.68
Turnout 83,613 93.26 −1.54
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Josh Frydenberg 46,779 57.55 −1.98
Labor Steve Hurd 34,508 42.45 +1.98
Liberal hold Swing −1.98

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 45,172 55.14 +0.48
Labor Ken Harvey 24,599 30.03 +1.02
Greens Peter Campbell 9,686 11.82 −0.72
Family First John Laidler 1,261 1.54 +0.16
Democrats David Collyer 1,056 1.29 −0.56
CEC Pierre Curtis 154 0.19 −0.37
Total formal votes 81,928 97.90 +0.80
Informal votes 1,756 2.10 −0.80
Turnout 83,684 94.75 +0.49
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 48,775 59.53 −0.05
Labor Ken Harvey 33,153 40.47 +0.05
Liberal hold Swing −0.05
Australian federal election, 2004: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 43,581 54.66 −0.42
Labor Tom Wilson 23,132 29.01 +2.75
Greens Peter Campbell 9,997 12.54 +1.82
Democrats Mary Dettman 1,472 1.85 −6.09
Family First John Laidler 1,099 1.38 +1.38
CEC Andrew Reed 446 0.56 +0.56
Total formal votes 79,727 97.10 −0.33
Informal votes 2,380 2.90 +0.33
Turnout 82,107 94.26 −1.26
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 47,498 59.58 −1.36
Labor Tom Wilson 32,229 40.42 +1.36
Liberal hold Swing −1.36
Australian federal election, 2001: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 44,244 55.08 +0.26
Labor Tom Wilson 21,096 26.26 −3.18
Greens Peter Campbell 8,607 10.72 +6.67
Democrats Ari Sharp 6,374 7.94 −0.18
Total formal votes 80,321 97.48 −0.50
Informal votes 2,075 2.52 +0.50
Turnout 82,396 94.86
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 48,944 60.94 −0.45
Labor Tom Wilson 31,377 39.06 +0.45
Liberal hold Swing −0.45

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 43,028 54.83 −2.18
Labor Maxine Morand 23,107 29.44 +2.16
Democrats Brad Starkie 6,366 8.11 −0.17
Greens Wendy Salter 3,177 4.05 −0.96
One Nation Ron McKean 1,637 2.09 +2.09
Unity Milton Nomikoudis 1,164 1.48 +1.48
Total formal votes 78,479 97.98 −0.03
Informal votes 1,620 2.02 +0.03
Turnout 80,099 95.28 −1.11
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 48,176 61.39 −2.42
Labor Maxine Morand 30,303 38.61 +2.42
Liberal hold Swing −2.42
Australian federal election, 1996: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 44,022 57.00 −3.74
Labor Christina Sindt 21,070 27.28 −3.29
Democrats Pierre Harcourt 6,392 8.28 +2.66
Greens Jane Beer 3,870 5.01 +5.01
AAFI Rod Spencer 1,543 2.00 +2.00
Natural Law Raymond Schlager 1,543 0.43 −1.34
Total formal votes 77,227 98.00 +0.47
Informal votes 1,573 2.00 −0.47
Turnout 78,800 96.38 +0.59
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 48,841 63.81 +0.51
Labor Christina Sindt 27,699 36.19 −0.51
Liberal hold Swing +0.51
Kooyong by-election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Petro Georgiou 32,872 56.86 −7.27
Greens Peter Singer 16,202 28.03 +28.03
AAFI Angela Walker 4,573 7.91 +7.91
Independent Yasmin Cotton 2,004 3.47 +3.47
Independent Gilbert Boffa 955 1.65 +1.65
Independent David Greagg 686 1.19 +1.19
Independent Paul Francis Tobias 518 0.90 +0.90
Total formal votes 57,810 96.39 −1.08
Informal votes 2,166 3.61 +1.08
Turnout 59 976 82.79 −13.00
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Petro Georgiou 36,964 64.03 −0.03
Greens Peter Singer 20,766 35.97 +35.97
Liberal hold Swing N/A
Australian federal election, 1993: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 42,363 61.13 +3.10
Labor Wayne Clarke 20,961 30.25 +7.42
Democrats David Zemdegs 3,780 5.45 −8.34
Natural Law Christine Harris 1,210 1.75 +1.75
David Greagg 987 1.42 +0.99
Total formal votes 69,301 97.47 +0.26
Informal votes 1,801 2.53 −0.26
Turnout 71,102 95.79
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 44,381 64.07 −0.74
Labor Wayne Clarke 24,893 35.93 +0.74
Liberal hold Swing −0.74
Australian federal election, 1990: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 39,123 58.0 −1.1
Labor Eugene O'Sullivan 15,391 22.8 −7.9
Democrats Jill Leisegang 9,302 13.8 +6.4
Independent Tim Ferguson 2,471 3.7 +3.7
AAFI Arthur Burns 835 1.2 +1.2
Independent David Greagg 292 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 67,414 97.2
Informal votes 1,937 2.8
Turnout 69,351 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 43,608 64.8 +0.8
Labor Eugene O'Sullivan 23,682 35.2 −0.8
Liberal hold Swing +0.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 36,608 59.1 +0.3
Labor Lindsay Woods 19,030 30.7 −2.6
Democrats Peter Taft 4,593 7.4 +1.9
Unite Australia Margaret Cole 1,685 2.7 +1.8
Total formal votes 61,916 95.8
Informal votes 2,709 4.2
Turnout 64,625 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 39,647 64.0 +1.0
Labor Lindsay Woods 22,265 36.0 −1.0
Liberal hold Swing +1.0
Australian federal election, 1984: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 36,491 58.8 +1.8
Labor Kate Nash 20,624 33.3 −1.8
Democrats Russell White 3,385 5.5 −1.7
Democratic Labor John Mulholland 1,156 1.9 +1.9
Independent David Greagg 351 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 62,007 93.8
Informal votes 4,095 6.2
Turnout 66,102 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 39,074 63.0 +3.2
Labor Kate Nash 22,933 37.0 −3.2
Liberal hold Swing +3.2
Australian federal election, 1983: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 36,297 56.3 −1.3
Labor Avis Meddings 23,081 35.8 +1.9
Democrats Keith Bruckner 4,635 7.2 −1.3
Imperial British David Greagg 434 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 64,447 98.2
Informal votes 1,154 1.8
Turnout 65,601 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 59.1 −2.0
Labor Avis Meddings 40.9 +2.0
Liberal hold Swing −2.0
Australian federal election, 1980: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 38,013 57.6 +2.0
Labor Wesley Blackmore 22,356 33.9 +8.2
Democrats James Lysaght 5,630 8.5 −3.9
Total formal votes 65,999 98.2
Informal votes 1,181 1.8
Turnout 67,180 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 61.1 −6.6
Labor Wesley Blackmore 38.9 +6.6
Liberal hold Swing −6.6

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 36,791 55.6 −6.0
Labor John Wilkinson 16,988 25.7 −4.6
Democrats Michael McBride 8,176 12.4 +12.4
Democratic Labor Bernie Gaynor 4,209 6.4 +0.5
Total formal votes 66,164 97.9
Informal votes 1,388 2.1
Turnout 67,552 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 67.7 −0.2
Labor John Wilkinson 32.3 +0.2
Liberal hold Swing −0.2
Australian federal election, 1975: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 35,809 61.6 +6.7
Labor John Wilkinson 17,620 30.3 −3.9
Democratic Labor Francis Duffy 3,411 5.9 +0.2
Australia John Gare 1,283 2.2 −0.8
Total formal votes 58,123 98.5
Informal votes 907 1.5
Turnout 59,030 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 67.9 +5.1
Labor John Wilkinson 32.1 −5.1
Liberal hold Swing +5.1
Australian federal election, 1974: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 32,086 54.9 +5.3
Labor Wellington Lee 19,986 34.2 −0.6
Democratic Labor Francis Duffy 3,334 5.7 −2.5
Australia Frances Vorrath 1,779 3.0 −2.9
Independent Ian Channell 1,311 2.2 +0.7
Total formal votes 58,496 98.4
Informal votes 980 1.6
Turnout 59,476 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 62.8 +3.8
Labor Wellington Lee 37.2 −3.8
Liberal hold Swing +3.8
Australian federal election, 1972: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 27,104 49.6 −4.7
Labor Clive Lipshut 19,039 34.8 +1.9
Democratic Labor Francis Duffy 4,465 8.2 −4.6
Australia Pamela Thornley 3,237 5.9 +5.9
Independent Ian Channell 807 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 54,652 97.8
Informal votes 1,219 2.2
Turnout 55,871 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 59.0 −5.9
Labor Clive Lipshut 41.0 +5.9
Liberal hold Swing −5.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 29,076 54.3 −4.0
Labor Richard Dunstan 17,591 32.9 +3.7
Democratic Labor Francis Duffy 6,856 12.8 +0.3
Total formal votes 53,523 97.8
Informal votes 1,185 2.2
Turnout 54,708 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 64.9 −4.7
Labor Richard Dunstan 35.1 +4.7
Liberal hold Swing −4.7
Australian federal election, 1966: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 28,760 61.2 −2.7
Labor William Cooper 12,370 26.3 +1.9
Democratic Labor Bernie Gaynor 5,888 12.5 +2.3
Total formal votes 47,018 97.9
Informal votes 1,031 2.1
Turnout 48,049 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 72.5 −1.6
Labor William Cooper 27.5 +1.6
Liberal hold Swing −1.6
Kooyong by-election, 1966
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 25,012 56.8 −7.1
Labor William Cooper 12,181 27.7 +3.3
Democratic Labor Bernie Gaynor 5,854 13.3 +3.1
Independent Peter Brereton 781 1.8 +1.8
Republican Charles Cook 220 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 4,048 98.0
Informal votes 900 2.0
Turnout 44,948 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 69.4 −4.7
Labor William Cooper 30.6 +4.7
Liberal hold Swing −4.7
Australian federal election, 1963: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Robert Menzies 30,205 63.9 +6.6
Labor Robert White 11,514 24.4 −1.6
Democratic Labor Charles Murphy 4,806 10.2 −5.0
Communist Ralph Gibson 727 1.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 47,252 98.9
Informal votes 513 1.1
Turnout 47,765 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Robert Menzies 74.1 +3.7
Labor Robert White 25.9 −3.7
Liberal hold Swing +3.7
Australian federal election, 1961: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 26,328 57.3 −6.1
Labor Moss Cass 11,938 26.0 +3.8
Democratic Labor Thomas Brennan 6,968 15.2 +1.8
Communist Bill Tregear 458 1.0 −0.1
Independent Goldie Collins 237 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 45,929 97.8
Informal votes 1,043 2.2
Turnout 46,972 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 70.4 −4.3
Labor Moss Cass 29.6 +4.3
Liberal hold Swing −4.3

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 28,285 63.4 −3.2
Labor Dolph Eddy 9,921 22.2 +0.2
Democratic Labor John Buchanan 5,962 13.4 +3.1
Communist Gerry O'Day 476 1.1 −0.1
Total formal votes 44,644 98.1
Informal votes 882 1.9
Turnout 45,526 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 74.7 −0.2
Labor Dolph Eddy 25.3 +0.2
Liberal hold Swing −0.2
Australian federal election, 1955: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 28,363 66.6 −2.7
Labor Dolph Eddy 9,350 22.0 −6.9
Labor (A-C) Kevin Gregson 4,371 10.3 +10.3
Communist Gerry O'Day 507 1.2 −0.6
Total formal votes 42,591 98.0
Informal votes 855 2.0
Turnout 43,446 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 74.9 +5.5
Labor Dolph Eddy 25.1 −5.5
Liberal hold Swing +5.5
Australian federal election, 1954: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 29,427 69.3 +1.9
Labor George Miller 12,269 28.9 +0.5
Communist Rex Mortimer 763 1.8 −2.4
Total formal votes 42,459 99.1
Informal votes 398 0.9
Turnout 42,857 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 69.5 +0.7
Labor George Miller 30.5 −0.7
Liberal hold Swing +0.7
Australian federal election, 1951: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 28,174 67.4 +0.3
Labor Maurice Sheehy 11,873 28.4 −4.5
Communist Ted Laurie 1,734 4.2 +4.2
Total formal votes 41,781 98.8
Informal votes 516 1.2
Turnout 42,297 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 68.8 +1.7
Labor Maurice Sheehy 31.2 −1.7
Liberal hold Swing +1.7

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 27,912 67.1 +4.8
Labor Keith Ewert 13,691 32.9 +1.3
Total formal votes 41,603 98.9
Informal votes 463 1.1
Turnout 42,066 97.2
Liberal hold Swing +4.2
Australian federal election, 1946: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Menzies 49,298 61.7 +13.1
Labor Albert Nicholls 25,494 31.9 +5.2
Communist Ted Laurie 5,134 6.4 −1.8
Total formal votes 79,926 98.4
Informal votes 1,299 1.6
Turnout 81,225 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Menzies 63.3 +0.8
Labor Albert Nicholls 36.7 −0.8
Liberal hold Swing +0.8
Australian federal election, 1943: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Robert Menzies 37,988 48.6 −14.3
Labor Albert Nicholls 20,912 26.7 +6.1
Middle Class John Nimmo 10,601 13.5 +13.5
Communist Ted Laurie 6,402 8.2 +8.2
Christian Independent Gwendolyn Noad 2,338 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 78,241 98.0
Informal votes 1,599 2.0
Turnout 79,840 97.2
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Robert Menzies 62.5 −7.6
Labor Albert Nicholls 37.5 +7.6
United Australia hold Swing −7.6
Australian federal election, 1940: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Robert Menzies 44,161 62.9 +11.6
Labor Thomas Brennan 14,467 20.6 −4.1
Independent John Dale 7,382 10.5 +10.5
Independent Drysdale Bett 2,598 3.7 +3.7
Independent Frank Hartnett 1,168 1.7 +1.7
Independent Francis Foster 377 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 70,153 98.3
Informal votes 1,184 1.7
Turnout 71,337 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Robert Menzies 70.1 +12.8
Labor Thomas Brennan 29.9 −12.8
United Australia hold Swing +12.8

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1937: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Robert Menzies 31,690 51.3 −11.4
Labor Thomas Brennan 15,247 24.7 +6.6
Independent Leslie Hollins 14,841 24.0 +24.0
Total formal votes 61,778 97.9
Informal votes 1,326 2.1
Turnout 63,104 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Robert Menzies 57.3 −15.0
Labor Thomas Brennan 42.7 +15.0
United Australia hold Swing −15.0
Australian federal election, 1934: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Robert Menzies 41,876 61.7 −14.8
Labor Maurice Kelly 13,051 19.2 −4.3
Social Credit Leslie Hollins 12,980 19.1 +19.1
Total formal votes 67,907 97.2
Informal votes 1,946 2.8
Turnout 69,853 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Robert Menzies 70.8 −5.7
Labor Maurice Kelly 29.2 +5.7
United Australia hold Swing −5.7
Australian federal election, 1931: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia John Latham 50,590 76.5 +21.3
Labor Cornelius Loughnan 15,557 23.5 −21.3
Total formal votes 66,147 98.2
Informal votes 1,221 1.8
Turnout 67,368 96.7
United Australia hold Swing +21.3

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1929: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist John Latham 34,909 55.2 −11.3
Labor Albert Langker 28,276 44.8 +11.3
Total formal votes 63,185 98.6
Informal votes 898 1.4
Turnout 64,083 95.4
Nationalist hold Swing −11.3
Australian federal election, 1928: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist John Latham 39,988 66.5 −1.2
Labor Joseph Hannan 20,124 33.5 +1.2
Total formal votes 60,112 97.1
Informal votes 1,773 2.9
Turnout 61,885 95.5
Nationalist hold Swing −1.2
Australian federal election, 1925: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist John Latham 36,954 67.7 +20.3
Labor Lionel Batten 17,664 32.3 +13.5
Total formal votes 54,618 98.7
Informal votes 745 1.3
Turnout 55,363 94.5
Nationalist gain from Liberal Swing +18.3
Australian federal election, 1922: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Robert Best 13,459 47.4 −15.1
Liberal John Latham 9,591 33.8 +33.8
Labor Jean Daley 5,341 18.8 +0.0
Total formal votes 28,391 97.8
Informal votes 629 2.2
Turnout 29,020 61.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Latham 14,360 50.6 +50.6
Nationalist Sir Robert Best 14,031 49.4 −14.9
Liberal gain from Nationalist Swing +14.9

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1919: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Robert Best 22,732 62.5 −37.5
Ind. Nationalist Stephen Thompson 7,025 19.3 +19.3
Labor Mary Grant 6,589 18.1 +18.1
Total formal votes 36,346 96.5
Informal votes 1,331 3.5
Turnout 37,677 76.6
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Sir Robert Best 64.3 −35.7
Ind. Nationalist Stephen Thompson 35.7 +35.7
Nationalist hold Swing −35.7
Australian federal election, 1917: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Robert Best unopposed
Nationalist hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1914: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Robert Best 18,545 59.4 −2.5
Independent Socialist Vida Goldstein 10,264 32.9 −5.2
Independent Edward Terry 2,420 7.7 +7.7
Total formal votes 31,229 98.0
Informal votes 636 2.0
Turnout 31,865 76.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.4
Australian federal election, 1913: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Robert Best 18,777 61.9 +4.1
Independent Vida Goldstein 11,540 38.1 +38.1
Total formal votes 30,317 98.3
Informal votes 509 1.7
Turnout 30,826 74.7
Liberal hold Swing +4.1
Kooyong by-election, 1910
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Robert Best 11,925 55.5 −0.8
Independent Liberal Alfred Lumsden 8,214 38.2 −5.5
Labour Leger Erson 1,363 6.3 +6.3
Total formal votes 21,502 98.8
Informal votes 253 1.2
Turnout 21,755 56.7
Liberal hold Swing +2.4
Australian federal election, 1910: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Knox 15,089 56.3 −37.1
Independent Liberal Alfred Lumsden 11,733 43.7 +43.7
Total formal votes 26,822 99.1
Informal votes 253 0.9
Turnout 27,075 71.1
Liberal hold Swing −37.1

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1906: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Anti-Socialist William Knox 12,018 58.7 +5.9
Protectionist Robert Barbour 7,093 34.7 −12.5
Labour Edward Hodges 1,358 6.6 +6.6
Total formal votes 20,469 96.8
Informal votes 676 3.2
Turnout 21,145 62.8
Anti-Socialist hold Swing +9.2
Australian federal election, 1903: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Free Trade William Knox 12,045 52.8 −4.6
Protectionist Robert Barbour 10,768 47.2 +13.7
Total formal votes 22,813 98.4
Informal votes 366 1.6
Turnout 23,179 58.9
Free Trade hold Swing −9.2
Australian federal election, 1901: Kooyong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Free Trade William Knox 5,193 57.4 +57.4
Protectionist Theodore Fink 3,026 33.5 +33.5
Ind. Protectionist John Rogers 821 9.1 +9.1
Total formal votes 9,040 99.5
Informal votes 45 0.5
Turnout 9,085 66.4
Free Trade win (new seat)

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