Electoral results for the Division of Lyne

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

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jim Eggins Country 1949–1952
  Philip Lucock Country, National 1952–1980
  Bruce Cowan National 1980–1993
  Mark Vaile National 1993–2008
  Rob Oakeshott Independent 2008–2013
  David Gillespie National 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National David Gillespie 49,399 49.57 +19.40
Labor Peter Alley 26,470 26.56 +2.59
Greens Julie Lyford 9,406 9.44 +3.10
Independent Brad Christensen 9,227 9.26 +9.26
Christian Democrats Elaine Carter 3,026 3.04 +0.83
Independent Rodger Riach 2,126 2.13 +2.13
Total formal votes 99,654 95.41 +1.11
Informal votes 4,797 4.59 −1.11
Turnout 104,451 93.34 −1.27
Two-party-preferred result
National David Gillespie 61,416 61.63 −1.89
Labor Peter Alley 38,238 38.37 +1.89
National hold Swing −1.89
Australian federal election, 2013: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National David Gillespie 45,871 53.19 +18.80
Labor Peter Alley 18,352 21.28 +7.79
Independent Steve Attkins 6,516 7.61 +7.61
Greens Ian Oxenford 5,340 6.19 +1.90
Palmer United Troy Wilkie 4,727 5.48 +5.48
One Nation Craig Huth 2,208 2.56 +2.56
Christian Democrats John Klose 2,054 2.38 +2.38
Katter's Australian Brian Buckley Clare 814 0.94 0.94
CEC Michael Gough 318 0.37 +0.37
Total formal votes 86,245 93.69 -2.58
Informal votes 5,809 6.31 +2.58
Turnout 92,054 94.78 -0.60
Two-party-preferred result
National David Gillespie 55.857 64.77 +2.32
Labor Peter Alley 30,338 35.23 -2.32
National gain from Independent Swing N/A
Australian federal election, 2010: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Rob Oakeshott 40,061 47.15 +47.15
National David Gillespie 29,216 34.39 -15.74
Labor Frederik Lips 11,459 13.49 -18.49
Greens Ian Oxenford 3,645 4.29 -2.75
Independent Barry Wright 586 0.69 -0.50
Total formal votes 84,967 96.27 +1.30
Informal votes 3,294 3.73 -1.30
Turnout 88,261 95.35 -0.24
Two-party-preferred result
National David Gillespie 53,065 62.45 +3.65
Labor Frederik Lips 31,902 37.55 -3.65
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Rob Oakeshott 53,297 62.73 -11.14
National David Gillespie 31,670 37.27 +11.14
Independent hold Swing -11.14

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Lyne by-election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Rob Oakeshott 47,306 63.80 +63.80
National Rob Drew 16,964 22.88 -29.38
Greens Susie Russell 5,206 7.02 -0.13
Fishing Party Bob Smith 2,566 3.46 +3.46
Democratic Labor Michael Patrick O'Donohue 853 1.15 +1.15
Independent Barry Wright 582 0.78 -0.46
Independent Stewart Scott-Irving 400 0.54 +0.12
CEC Graeme Muldoon 270 0.36 +0.13
Total formal votes 74,147 96.55 +1.62
Informal votes 2,646 3.45 -1.62
Turnout 76,793 87.31 -8.62
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Rob Oakeshott 54,770 73.87 +73.87
National Rob Drew 19,377 26.13 -32.45
Independent gain from National Swing N/A
Australian federal election, 2007: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Mark Vaile 41,319 52.26 -4.44
Labor James Langley 25,358 32.07 +5.52
Greens Susie Russell 5,649 7.15 +2.37
Independent Jamie Harrison 3,326 4.21 +4.21
Christian Democrats Robert Waldron 1,679 2.12 +2.12
Independent Barry Wright 979 1.24 +1.24
Independent Stewart Scott-Irving 330 0.42 +0.42
Independent Rodger Riach 238 0.30 +0.30
CEC Graeme Muldoon 184 0.23 -0.02
Total formal votes 79,062 94.93 +0.23
Informal votes 4,220 5.07 -0.23
Turnout 83.282 95.96 +0.55
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 46,311 58.58 -4.83
Labor James Langley 32,751 41.42 +4.83
National hold Swing -4.83
Australian federal election, 2004: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Mark Vaile 46,958 56.31 +3.01
Labor Greg Watters 22,325 26.77 -2.45
Greens Jeremy Bradley 3,966 4.76 +1.79
One Nation Joan Stanfield 3,046 3.65 -6.56
New Country Robyn Murphy 2,824 3.39 +3.39
Democrats Peter Wildblood 1,401 1.68 -1.11
Independent Kerry Salt 1,327 1.59 +1.59
Family First Simon Apostle 1,181 1.42 +1.42
CEC Graeme Muldoon 225 0.27 -0.04
Socialist Alliance Ron Bailey 141 0.17 +0.17
Total formal votes 83,394 94.51 -1.49
Informal votes 4,749 5.39 +1.49
Turnout 88,143 95.62 -0.30
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 52,564 63.03 +1.79
Labor Greg Watters 30,830 36.97 -1.79
National hold Swing +1.79
Australian federal election, 2001: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Mark Vaile 42,699 53.30 +3.61
Labor Pat Stevens 23,405 29.22 -0.01
One Nation Lynn Stanfield 8,178 10.21 -2.97
Greens Siobhan Isherwood 2,380 2.97 +0.75
Democrats Philip Jirman 2,237 2.79 +0.08
Independent Dane William Sara 963 1.20 +1.20
CEC Graeme Muldoon 248 0.31 +0.07
Total formal votes 80,109 96.10 -0.27
Informal votes 3,247 3.90 +0.27
Turnout 83,356 96.78
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 49,057 61.24 +1.11
Labor Pat Stevens 31,052 38.76 -1.11
National hold Swing +1.11

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Mark Vaile 38,812 51.00 -7.85
Labor Vicki Grieves 22,456 29.51 +0.50
One Nation Ray Danton 9,011 11.84 +11.84
Democrats Allan Quartly 1,974 2.59 -1.92
Greens Carrie Jacobi 1,501 1.97 -1.34
Christian Democrats Barry Watts 1,166 1.53 +1.53
Independent Terrence Simms 984 1.29 +1.29
CEC Graeme Muldoon 197 0.26 +0.26
Total formal votes 76,101 96.27 -1.22
Informal votes 2,947 3.73 +1.22
Turnout 79,048 96.15 -0.67
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 45,451 59.72 -5.71
Labor Vicki Grieves 30,650 40.28 +5.71
National hold Swing -5.71
Australian federal election, 1996: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Mark Vaile 44,056 58.85 +32.16
Labor John Weate 21,717 29.01 -11.62
Democrats Rodger Riach 3,379 4.51 +1.73
AAFI Marje Roswell 3,237 4.32 +4.32
Greens Susie Russell 2,478 3.31 +3.31
Total formal votes 74,867 97.49 -0.44
Informal votes 1,927 2.51 +0.44
Turnout 76,794 96.82 +0.33
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 48,801 65.44 +11.20
Labor John Weate 25,776 34.56 -11.20
National hold Swing +11.20
Australian federal election, 1993: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Dennis Driver 28,424 40.63 +9.77
National Mark Vaile 18,670 26.69 -25.53
Liberal John Barrett 18,668 26.68 +26.68
Independent EFF Marje Roswell 2,247 3.21 +3.21
Democrats John Stokes 1,949 2.79 -10.40
Total formal votes 69,958 97.93 +0.15
Informal votes 1,478 2.07 -0.15
Turnout 71,436 96.50
Two-party-preferred result
National Mark Vaile 37,918 54.24 -5.21
Labor Dennis Driver 31,993 45.76 +5.21
National hold Swing -5.21
Australian federal election, 1990: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Cowan 38,963 51.2 -3.8
Labor Garry Worth 25,414 33.4 -3.2
Democrats Peter Cooper 11,758 15.4 +7.0
Total formal votes 76,135 97.6
Informal votes 1,863 2.4
Turnout 77,998 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Cowan 43,570 57.3 -2.5
Labor Dennis Driver 32,435 42.7 +2.5
National hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Cowan 36,467 55.0 +1.8
Labor Garry Worth 24,252 36.6 -3.1
Democrats John Aitken 5,534 8.4 +2.7
Total formal votes 66,253 96.9
Informal votes 2,135 3.1
Turnout 68,688 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Cowan 39,629 59.8 +4.4
Labor Garry Worth 26,619 40.2 -4.4
National hold Swing +4.4
Australian federal election, 1984: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Cowan 31,801 53.2 +0.3
Labor Fred May 23,707 39.7 +2.1
Democrats Roland Inman 3,401 5.7 +0.7
Independent Stewart Cooper 863 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 59,772 95.4
Informal votes 2,857 4.6
Turnout 62,629 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Cowan 33,955 56.8 -2.4
Labor Fred May 25,814 43.2 +2.4
National hold Swing -2.4
Australian federal election, 1983: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Cowan 40,140 50.4 +18.6
Labor Francis Murray 31,877 40.1 +2.4
Democrats Stephen Jeffries 3,953 5.0 +2.6
Independent John Bryant 2,800 3.5 +3.5
Independent Alfred Cannings 514 0.6 +0.6
Progress John Veenstra 284 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 79,568 98.3
Informal votes 1,343 1.7
Turnout 80,911 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Cowan 55.3 -3.6
Labor Francis Murray 44.7 +3.6
National hold Swing -3.6
Australian federal election, 1980: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leslie Brown 27,714 37.7 +3.7
National Country Bruce Cowan 23,413 31.8 -24.0
Liberal Milton Morris 20,636 28.1 +28.1
Democrats Edwin Poppleton 1,792 2.4 -7.8
Total formal votes 73,555 98.6
Informal votes 1,021 1.4
Turnout 74,576 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Bruce Cowan 43,350 58.9 -2.5
Labor Leslie Brown 30,205 41.1 +2.5
National Country hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Philip Lucock 36,678 55.8 -3.3
Labor Noel Unicomb 22,308 34.0 +2.1
Democrats Allen Edwards 6,687 10.2 +10.2
Total formal votes 65,673 98.6
Informal votes 916 1.4
Turnout 66,589 97.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Philip Lucock 61.4 -2.2
Labor Noel Unicomb 38.6 +2.2
National Country hold Swing -2.2
Australian federal election, 1975: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Philip Lucock 35,554 60.0 +0.2
Labor Bruce Langford 18,377 31.0 -5.5
Independent Peter Simpson 5,362 9.0 +9.0
Total formal votes 59,293 98.8
Informal votes 720 1.2
Turnout 60,013 97.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Philip Lucock 64.5 +2.7
Labor Bruce Langford 35.5 -2.7
National Country hold Swing +2.7
Australian federal election, 1974: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 33,253 59.8 +8.8
Labor Ken Reed 20,306 36.5 -6.2
Australia David Haig 2,005 3.6 +1.1
Total formal votes 55,564 98.8
Informal votes 655 1.2
Turnout 56,219 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 61.8 +6.9
Labor Ken Reed 38.2 -6.9
Country hold Swing +6.9
Australian federal election, 1972: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 24,633 51.0 -7.8
Labor Peter Carney 20,619 42.7 +7.2
Democratic Labor Jack Collins 1,550 3.2 +3.2
Australia Stephanie Thew 1,204 2.5 -1.0
Independent Joe Cordner 286 0.6 -1.6
Total formal votes 48,292 98.7
Informal votes 659 1.3
Turnout 58,591 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 54.9 -6.4
Labor Peter Carney 45.1 +6.4
Country hold Swing -6.4

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 25,898 58.8 -6.9
Labor John Allan 15,631 35.5 +5.5
Australia Percival McPherson 1,561 3.5 +3.5
Independent Joe Cordner 973 2.2 +0.1
Total formal votes 44,063 98.5
Informal votes 664 1.5
Turnout 44,727 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 61.3 -6.6
Labor John Allan 38.7 +6.6
Country hold Swing -6.6
Australian federal election, 1966: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 27,822 64.4 +2.9
Labor John Allan 13,537 31.3 -4.4
Independent William Power 933 2.2 +2.2
Independent Joe Cordner 923 2.1 -0.7
Total formal votes 43,215 97.6
Informal votes 1,065 2.4
Turnout 44,280 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 66.6 +3.7
Labor John Allan 33.4 -3.7
Country hold Swing +3.7
Australian federal election, 1963: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 25,869 61.5 +7.1
Labor John Allan 15,039 35.7 -3.5
Independent Joe Cordner 1,181 2.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 42,089 99.1
Informal votes 393 0.9
Turnout 42,482 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 62.9 +3.9
Labor John Allan 37.1 -3.9
Country hold Swing +3.9
Australian federal election, 1961: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 22,599 54.4 +1.0
Labor John Allan 16,295 39.2 +6.9
Democratic Labor Jack Collins 1,971 4.7 +1.4
Independent Joe Cordner 671 1.6 +0.2
Total formal votes 41,536 98.3
Informal votes 711 1.7
Turnout 42,247 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 59.0 -2.5
Labor John Allan 41.0 +2.5
Country hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 21,548 53.4 -6.4
Labor John Allan 13,028 32.3 -3.9
Independent Murray Hooke 3,921 9.7 +9.7
Democratic Labor William Gleeson 1,322 3.3 +3.3
Independent Joe Cordner 561 1.4 -2.6
Total formal votes 40,380 97.6
Informal votes 986 2.4
Turnout 41,366 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 61.5 -0.3
Labor John Allan 38.5 +0.3
Country hold Swing -0.3
Australian federal election, 1955: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 23,477 59.8 +7.7
Labor Jack Collins 14,198 36.2 +36.2
Independent Joe Cordner 1,555 4.0 -1.1
Total formal votes 39,230 98.1
Informal votes 777 1.9
Turnout 40,007 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 61.8 +7.5
Labor Jack Collins 38.2 +38.2
Country hold Swing +7.5
Australian federal election, 1954: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Philip Lucock 21,388 53.5 -12.0
Independent Donald Lancaster 16,518 41.3 +41.3
Independent Joe Cordner 2,051 5.1 +3.0
Total formal votes 39,957 98.7
Informal votes 514 1.3
Turnout 40,471 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 55.6 -13.2
Independent Donald Lancaster 44.4 +44.4
Country hold Swing -13.2
Lyne by-election, 1952
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Edward Hayes 13,588 37.3 +7.4
Country Philip Lucock 10,994 30.2 -3.1
Country Donald Lancaster 10,631 29.2 -3.1
Independent Liberal Edward Spensley 775 2.1 +2.1
Independent Joe Cordner 421 1.2 -3.4
Total formal votes 36,409 98.5
Informal votes 565 1.5
Turnout 36,974 92.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country Philip Lucock 21,484 59.0 -9.8
Labor Edward Hayes 14,925 41.0 +9.8
Country hold Swing -9.8
Australian federal election, 1951: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Jim Eggins 24,971 65.5 -4.0
Labor Edward Hayes 11,381 29.9 +2.3
Independent Joe Cordner 1,745 4.6 +1.7
Total formal votes 38,097 98.4
Informal votes 615 1.6
Turnout 38,712 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Jim Eggins 68.8 +2.8
Labor Edward Hayes 31.2 -2.8
Country hold Swing +2.8

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Lyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Jim Eggins 10,212 27.7 +9.3
Labor Edward Hayes 10,160 27.6 -8.8
Country Philip Lucock 6,984 19.0 +19.0
Country Eric Mackay 6,111 16.6 +16.6
Country Francis Hain 2,296 6.2 +6.2
Independent Joe Cordner 1,057 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 36,820 96.8
Informal votes 1,235 3.2
Turnout 38,055 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Jim Eggins 24,308 66.0 +4.1
Labor Edward Hayes 12,512 34.0 -4.1
Country hold Swing +4.1

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