Electoral results for the Division of Murray

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

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) John McEwen Country 1949–1971
  Bruce Lloyd Country, National 1971–1996
  Sharman Stone Liberal 1996–2016
  Damian Drum National 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Damian Drum 31,105 35.34 +35.34
Liberal Duncan McGauchie 28,194 32.03 −29.38
Labor Alan Williams 13,188 14.98 −5.76
Greens Ian Christoe 3,880 4.41 +0.48
Country Robert Danieli 3,556 4.04 +4.04
Independent Fern Summer 3,323 3.78 +3.78
Independent Andrew Bock 1,467 1.67 +1.67
Rise Up Australia Yasmin Gunasekera 1,195 1.36 +0.73
Independent Diane Teasdale 1,037 1.18 +1.18
Independent Nigel Hicks 844 0.96 +0.96
CEC Jeff Davy 227 0.26 −0.10
Total formal votes 88,016 91.16 −2.51
Informal votes 8,530 8.84 +2.51
Turnout 96,546 92.45 −2.10
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Duncan McGauchie 65,920 74.90 +4.03
Labor Alan Williams 22,096 25.10 −4.03
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Damian Drum 48,527 55.13 +55.13
Liberal Duncan McGauchie 39,489 44.87 −26.00
National gain from Liberal Swing N/A
Australian federal election, 2013: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 54,490 61.41 −2.78
Labor Rod Higgins 18,403 20.74 −3.07
Greens Damien Stevens 3,485 3.93 −2.40
Palmer United Catriona Thoolen 2,964 3.34 +3.34
Katter's Australian Michael Bourke 2,423 2.73 +2.73
Sex Party Tristram Chellew 2,337 2.63 +2.63
Family First Alan Walker 1,589 1.79 −1.79
Independent Wendy Buck 1,176 1.33 +1.33
Bullet Train Fern Summer 986 1.11 +1.11
Rise Up Australia Raymond Hungerford 563 0.63 +0.63
CEC Jeff Davy 316 0.36 −0.20
Total formal votes 88,732 93.67 −0.62
Informal votes 5,992 6.33 +0.62
Turnout 94,724 94.60 +0.06
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 62,882 70.87 +1.29
Labor Rod Higgins 25,850 29.13 −1.29
Liberal hold Swing +1.29
Australian federal election, 2010: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 52,337 64.98 +2.91
Labor Hugh Mortensen 18,842 23.39 -0.72
Greens Ian Christoe 4,906 6.09 +3.14
Family First Serena Moore 2,958 3.67 +0.35
Christian Democrats Ewan McDonald 632 0.78 +0.78
CEC Jeff Davy 493 0.61 +0.36
Secular William Clarke-Hannaford 380 0.47 +0.47
Total formal votes 80,548 94.17 -0.59
Informal votes 4,986 5.83 +0.59
Turnout 85,534 94.81 -0.91
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 56,666 70.35 +2.09
Labor Hugh Mortensen 23,882 29.65 -2.09
Liberal hold Swing +2.09

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 50,021 62.07 -3.46
Labor Bob Scates 19,429 24.11 +4.34
Independent Rob Bryant 4,373 5.43 -2.32
Family First Serena Moore 2,674 3.32 +0.94
Greens Ian Christoe 2,377 2.95 -0.10
Independent Diane Teasdale 615 0.76 -0.59
Independent Paul Merrigan 484 0.60 +0.60
Democrats Sarina Isgro 416 0.52 +0.52
CEC Jeff Davy 203 0.25 +0.08
Total formal votes 80,592 94.76 -1.06
Informal votes 4,461 5.24 +1.06
Turnout 85,053 95.68 -0.09
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 55,015 68.26 -5.82
Labor Bob Scates 25,577 31.74 +5.82
Liberal hold Swing -5.82
Australian federal election, 2004: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 52,697 65.53 +1.49
Labor Norm Kelly 15,899 19.77 -2.04
Independent Rob Bryant 6,235 7.75 +7.75
Greens Monica Morgan 2,449 3.05 +0.64
Family First Janine Madill 1,917 2.38 +2.38
Independent Diane Teasdale 1,083 1.35 +1.35
CEC Elisa Barwick 137 0.17 +0.17
Total formal votes 80,417 95.82 -0.47
Informal votes 3,504 4.18 +0.47
Turnout 83,921 95.77 -0.84
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 59,574 74.08 +2.14
Labor Norm Kelly 20,843 25.92 -2.14
Liberal hold Swing +2.14
Australian federal election, 2001: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 53,498 67.24 +7.81
Labor Alan Calder 16,083 20.21 -0.50
One Nation Robert Hellemons 3,162 3.97 -2.81
Democrats Elizabeth Taylor 2,514 3.16 +0.22
Independent Simon Bush 2,483 3.12 +3.12
Greens David Jones 1,827 2.30 +0.69
Total formal votes 79,567 96.47 -0.11
Informal votes 2,908 3.53 +0.11
Turnout 82,475 97.25
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 58,824 73.93 +1.87
Labor Alan Calder 20,743 26.07 -1.87
Liberal hold Swing +1.87

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 46,070 59.43 +16.20
Labor John Stuart 16,061 20.72 -0.70
Shooters Geoff Wilson 5,274 6.80 +6.80
One Nation Robert Hellemons 5,259 6.78 +6.78
Democrats Ray Cadmore 2,276 2.94 -2.12
Greens Eleisha Mullane 1,243 1.60 +1.60
Australia First Diane Teasdale 955 1.23 +1.23
Independent Nino Marcucci 386 0.50 +0.50
Total formal votes 77,524 96.58 -0.75
Informal votes 2,742 3.42 +0.75
Turnout 80,266 96.05 -0.86
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 55,866 72.06 +18.36
Labor John Stuart 21,658 27.94 +27.94
Liberal hold Swing +18.36
Australian federal election, 1996: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sharman Stone 33,565 43.22 +42.09
National John Walker 23,034 29.66 -36.75
Labor Bernie Moran 16,635 21.42 -5.20
Democrats Dennis Lacey 3,924 5.05 +2.44
Natural Law George Rose 497 0.64 -0.42
Total formal votes 77,655 97.33 -0.20
Informal votes 2,130 2.67 +0.20
Turnout 79,785 96.90 -0.05
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sharman Stone 41,531 53.70 +53.70
National John Walker 35,814 46.30 -24.20
Liberal gain from National Swing +53.70
Australian federal election, 1993: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Lloyd 49,506 67.31 +0.70
Labor John Sheen 19,555 26.59 +5.56
Democrats Allan Thomson 2,027 2.76 -6.41
Independent Dennis Lacey 1,678 2.28 +2.28
Natural Law Sonia Hyland 781 1.06 +1.06
Total formal votes 73,547 97.54 +0.10
Informal votes 1,856 2.46 -0.10
Turnout 75,403 96.95
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Lloyd 51,767 70.41 -2.86
Labor John Sheen 21,754 29.59 +2.86
National hold Swing -2.86
Australian federal election, 1990: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Lloyd 46,901 66.6 +15.8
Labor Frank Purcell 14,808 21.0 -5.3
Democrats Barbara Leavesley 6,453 9.2 +5.1
Independent Anne Adams 2,250 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 70,412 97.4
Informal votes 1,852 2.6
Turnout 72,264 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Lloyd 51,568 73.3 +2.9
Labor Frank Purcell 18,812 26.7 -2.9
National hold Swing +2.9

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Lloyd 32,738 50.8 -7.5
Labor Mark Anderson 16,919 26.3 +1.7
Liberal Brendan Norden 9,545 14.8 +2.6
Democrats Ralph Linford 2,631 4.1 +0.7
Independent John Hargreaves 2,574 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 64,407 95.8
Informal votes 2,796 4.2
Turnout 67,203 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Lloyd 45,290 70.4 -2.7
Labor Mark Anderson 19,074 29.6 +2.7
National hold Swing -2.7
Australian federal election, 1984: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Lloyd 35,681 58.3 +5.2
Labor Mark Anderson 15,034 24.6 +0.0
Liberal Anne Adams 7,484 12.2 -5.0
Democrats John Weir 2,096 3.4 -0.5
Democratic Labor Desmond Semmel 887 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 61,182 93.6
Informal votes 4,195 6.4
Turnout 65,377 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Lloyd 44,734 73.1 +2.0
Labor Mark Anderson 16,433 26.9 -2.0
National hold Swing +2.0
Australian federal election, 1983: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Bruce Lloyd 36,433 53.3 +7.1
Labor Mark Anderson 16,684 24.4 +0.5
Liberal Anne Adams 11,727 17.2 -5.1
Democrats John Weir 2,640 3.9 -2.0
Independent Diane Teasdale 835 1.2 -0.6
Total formal votes 68,319 97.8
Informal votes 1,506 2.2
Turnout 69,825 96.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Bruce Lloyd 71.3 +3.8
Labor Mark Anderson 28.7 -3.8
National hold Swing +3.8
Australian federal election, 1980: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Bruce Lloyd 30,338 46.2 -6.6
Labor Joan Groves 15,679 23.9 +6.9
Liberal Bill Hunter 14,616 22.3 +7.4
Democrats Douglas Linford 3,856 5.9 -4.7
Independent Diane Teasdale 1,171 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 65,660 97.0
Informal votes 2,009 3.0
Turnout 67,669 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Bruce Lloyd 44,323 67.5 +1.3
Labor Joan Groves 21,337 32.5 -1.3
National Country hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Bruce Lloyd 32,809 52.7 -17.1
Labor Graeme Macartney 10,573 17.0 -7.3
Liberal Robert Love 9,230 14.9 +14.9
Democrats George Murray 6,612 10.6 +10.6
Democratic Labor Patrick Payne 2,915 4.7 -1.1
Total formal votes 62,139 97.3
Informal votes 1,749 2.7
Turnout 63,888 96.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Bruce Lloyd 76.2 +1.1
Labor Graeme Macartney 23.8 -1.1
National Country hold Swing +1.1
Australian federal election, 1975: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Bruce Lloyd 39,050 69.9 +16.9
Labor Marjorie Gillies 13,547 24.3 -2.7
Democratic Labor Patrick Payne 3,239 5.8 +1.2
Total formal votes 55,836 98.1
Informal votes 1,084 1.9
Turnout 56,920 97.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Bruce Lloyd 75.1 +4.9
Labor Marjorie Gillies 24.9 -4.9
National Country hold Swing +4.9
Australian federal election, 1974: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bruce Lloyd 28,475 53.0 +6.9
Labor Dennis Dodd 14,503 27.0 -3.6
Liberal Bill Hunter 7,324 13.6 -2.3
Democratic Labor Patrick Payne 2,460 4.6 -2.7
Australia Peter Schoeffel 680 1.3 +1.3
Independent Hugh Dunn 242 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 53,684 97.6
Informal votes 1,299 2.4
Turnout 54,983 96.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bruce Lloyd 70.2 +2.8
Labor Dennis Dodd 29.8 -2.8
Country hold Swing +2.8
Australian federal election, 1972: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bruce Lloyd 22,532 46.1 -7.2
Labor John Riordan 14,958 30.6 +7.4
Liberal Bill Hunter 7,774 15.9 +15.9
Democratic Labor Patrick Payne 3,570 7.3 -2.3
Total formal votes 48,834 98.2
Informal votes 899 1.8
Turnout 49,733 97.3
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bruce Lloyd 67.4 -7.1
Labor John Riordan 32.6 +7.1
Country hold Swing -7.1
Murray by-election, 1971
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bruce Lloyd 19,710 43.0 -10.3
Labor John Riordan 11,670 25.5 +2.3
Liberal Bill Hunter 9,622 21.0 +21.0
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 4,316 9.4 -0.2
Independent Matthew Flynn 535 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 45,853 97.6
Informal votes 1,116 2.4
Turnout 46,969 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bruce Lloyd 71.5 -3.0
Labor John Riordan 28.5 +3.0
Country hold Swing -3.0

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 24,450 53.3 -12.7
Labor Neil Frankland 10,634 23.2 +1.6
Independent Bill Hunter 6,426 14.0 +14.0
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 4,405 9.6 -3.0
Total formal votes 45,915 97.0
Informal votes 1,427 3.0
Turnout 47,342 96.9
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 74.5 -2.8
Labor Neil Frankland 25.5 +2.8
Country hold Swing -2.8
Australian federal election, 1966: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 31,209 66.4 +2.1
Labor Mervyn Huggins 9,848 21.0 -1.6
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 5,927 12.6 -0.4
Total formal votes 46,984 96.8
Informal votes 1,570 3.2
Turnout 48,554 96.9
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 77.7 +1.7
Labor Mervyn Huggins 22.3 -1.7
Country hold Swing +1.7
Australian federal election, 1963: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 29,240 64.3 +2.8
Labor Neil Frankland 10,292 22.6 -2.6
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 5,914 13.0 -0.3
Total formal votes 45,446 98.6
Informal votes 622 1.4
Turnout 46,068 97.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 76.0 +2.5
Labor Neil Frankland 24.0 -2.5
Country hold Swing +2.5
Australian federal election, 1961: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 26,773 61.5 -0.3
Labor Neil Frankland 10,971 25.2 -0.2
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 5,784 13.3 +0.5
Total formal votes 43,528 97.8
Informal votes 982 2.2
Turnout 44,510 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 73.5 +0.2
Labor Neil Frankland 26.5 -0.2
Country hold Swing +0.2

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 25,710 61.8 +1.1
Labor Neil Frankland 10,560 25.4 -0.4
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 5,303 12.8 -0.7
Total formal votes 41,573 97.5
Informal votes 1,066 2.5
Turnout 42,639 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 73.3 +1.8
Labor Neil Frankland 26.7 -1.8
Country hold Swing +1.8
Australian federal election, 1955: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 24,192 60.7 -39.3
Labor James Cameron 10,269 25.8 +25.8
Labor (A-C) Michael Reilly 5,383 13.5 +13.5
Total formal votes 39,844 97.3
Informal votes 1,125 2.7
Turnout 40,969 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Country John McEwen 71.5 -28.5
Labor James Cameron 28.5 +28.5
Country hold Swing -28.5
Australian federal election, 1954: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen unopposed
Country hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1951: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 23,248 61.0 -2.5
Labor Gordon Anderson 14,834 39.0 +2.5
Total formal votes 38,082 98.7
Informal votes 502 1.3
Turnout 38,584 96.1
Country hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country John McEwen 23,778 63.5 +5.7
Labor Desmond Devlin 13,650 36.5 +1.4
Total formal votes 37,428 98.4
Informal votes 616 1.6
Turnout 38,044 95.9
Country hold Swing -1.4

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