Electoral results for the Division of St George

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of St George in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1949 until its abolition in 1993.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bill Graham Liberal 1949—1954
  Nelson Lemmon Labor 1954—1955
  Bill Graham Liberal 1955—1958
  Lionel Clay Labor 1958—1963
  Len Bosman Liberal 1963—1969
  Bill Morrison Labor 1969—1975
  Maurice Neil Liberal 1975—1980
  Bill Morrison Labor 1980—1984
  Stephen Dubois Labor 1984—1993

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1990: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Dubois 31,064 49.3 -0.5
Liberal Alan Smith 23,060 36.6 -6.8
Democrats John Mukai 6,086 9.7 +4.5
Greens Don Collingridge 1,430 2.3 +2.3
Grey Power Brian Howard 579 0.9 +0.9
New Australia John Brkich 417 0.7 +0.7
Democratic Socialist Colin Hesse 392 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 63,028 95.1
Informal votes 3,264 4.9
Turnout 66,292 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Dubois 36,309 57.8 +4.1
Liberal Alan Smith 26,548 42.2 -4.1
Labor hold Swing +4.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Dubois 30,829 49.8 -3.2
Liberal Gary Rush 26,869 43.4 +3.2
Democrats Garry Dalrymple 3,241 5.2 +1.0
Independent Brian Compton 927 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 61,866 93.9
Informal votes 4,015 6.1
Turnout 65,881 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Dubois 33,209 53.7 -2.8
Liberal Gary Rush 28,651 46.3 +2.8
Labor hold Swing -2.8
Australian federal election, 1984: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Dubois 32,417 53.0 -4.7
Liberal Bob Gemell 24,612 40.2 +3.3
Democrats Paul Terrett 2,599 4.2 +2.3
Independent Stanley Duncan 1,008 1.6 +1.6
Independent Brian Compton 521 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 61,157 92.2
Informal votes 5,206 7.8
Turnout 66,363 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Dubois 34,560 56.5 -3.9
Liberal Bob Gemell 26,587 43.5 +3.9
Labor hold Swing -3.9
Australian federal election, 1983: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Morrison 37,570 57.8 +4.4
Liberal George James 23,933 36.8 -6.0
Independent Brian Compton 1,806 2.8 +2.8
Democrats Ronald Kirkwood 1,210 1.9 -1.9
Socialist Workers Dorothy Tumney 477 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 64,996 97.3
Informal votes 1,809 2.7
Turnout 66,805 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Morrison 60.5 +4.4
Liberal George James 39.5 -4.4
Labor hold Swing +4.4
Australian federal election, 1980: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Morrison 34,855 53.4 +8.3
Liberal Maurice Neil 27,946 42.8 -5.1
Democrats Beverley Davis 2,509 3.8 -2.5
Total formal votes 65,310 97.5
Informal votes 1,680 2.5
Turnout 66,990 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Morrison 56.1 +8.1
Liberal Maurice Neil 45.9 -8.1
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +8.1

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Maurice Neil 32,078 47.9 -1.1
Labor Tony Whitlam 30,227 45.1 -3.6
Democrats Ronald Kirkwood 4,243 6.3 +6.3
Progress David Kriss 441 0.7 -1.6
Total formal votes 66,989 97.4
Informal votes 1,784 2.6
Turnout 68,773 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Maurice Neil 34,827 52.0 +2.0
Labor Tony Whitlam 32,162 48.0 -2.0
Liberal hold Swing +2.0
Australian federal election, 1975: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Maurice Neil 28,371 49.0 +5.4
Labor Bill Morrison 28,203 48.7 -6.3
Workers Keith Gleeson 1,338 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 57,912 98.3
Informal votes 1,006 1.7
Turnout 58,918 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Maurice Neil 28,984 50.0 +5.8
Labor Bill Morrison 28,928 50.0 -5.8
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +5.8
Australian federal election, 1974: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Morrison 31,121 55.0 +2.0
Liberal Brian Booth 24,696 43.6 +2.5
Australia Harold Jagers 788 1.4 -0.8
Total formal votes 56,605 98.4
Informal votes 931 1.6
Turnout 57,536 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Morrison 55.8 +0.8
Liberal Brian Booth 44.2 -0.8
Labor hold Swing +0.8
Australian federal election, 1972: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Morrison 28,384 53.0 +4.8
Liberal Len Bosman 22,013 41.1 -5.1
Democratic Labor Doris Allison 1,754 3.3 -0.1
Australia Christopher Owens 1,165 2.2 +0.8
Independent Charles Bellchambers 206 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 53,522 97.8
Informal votes 1,200 2.2
Turnout 54,722 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Morrison 55.0 +4.9
Liberal Len Bosman 45.0 -4.9
Labor hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Morrison 25,918 48.2 +10.2
Liberal Len Bosman 24,822 46.2 -8.3
Democratic Labor Henry Bader 1,805 3.4 -0.8
Australia Christopher Owens 741 1.4 +1.4
Independent Archibald Lawless 249 0.5 +0.5
Independent Emanuel Said 198 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 53,733 96.7
Informal votes 1,838 3.3
Turnout 55,571 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Morrison 26,901 50.1 +9.6
Liberal Len Bosman 26,832 49.9 -9.6
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.6
Australian federal election, 1966: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Len Bosman 22,091 54.5 +4.4
Labor Malcolm Cameron 15,406 38.0 -9.1
Democratic Labor Hans Andreasson 1,713 4.2 +1.4
Liberal Reform Group John Mant 1,304 3.2 +3.2
Total formal votes 40,514 97.1
Informal votes 1,229 2.9
Turnout 41,743 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Len Bosman 59.5 +7.2
Labor Malcolm Cameron 40.5 -7.2
Liberal hold Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1963: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Len Bosman 20,869 50.1 +7.7
Labor Lionel Clay 19,648 47.1 -7.1
Democratic Labor John Vandergriff 1,169 2.8 -0.7
Total formal votes 41,686 98.6
Informal votes 597 1.4
Turnout 42,283 96.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Len Bosman 52.3 +7.2
Labor Lionel Clay 47.7 -7.2
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1961: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lionel Clay 22,468 54.2 +5.1
Liberal Clifford Amos 17,580 42.4 -4.7
Democratic Labor Malcolm Towner 1,433 3.5 -0.3
Total formal votes 41,481 97.7
Informal votes 978 2.3
Turnout 42,459 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lionel Clay 54.9 +4.8
Liberal Clifford Amos 45.1 -4.8
Labor hold Swing +4.8

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lionel Clay 20,532 49.1 +1.5
Liberal Bill Graham 19,675 47.1 -5.3
Democratic Labor Mary Nappa 1,590 3.8 +3.8
Total formal votes 41,797 97.3
Informal votes 1,151 2.7
Turnout 42,948 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lionel Clay 20,928 50.1 +2.5
Liberal Bill Graham 20,869 49.9 -2.5
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +2.5
Australian federal election, 1955: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Graham 22,171 52.4 +5.8
Labor Nelson Lemmon 20,142 47.6 -5.8
Total formal votes 42,313 97.6
Informal votes 1,007 2.3
Turnout 43,320 96.7
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +5.8
Australian federal election, 1954: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Nelson Lemmon 20,173 52.7 +4.3
Liberal Bill Graham 18,084 47.3 -4.3
Total formal votes 38,257 98.9
Informal votes 434 1.1
Turnout 38,691 97.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.3
Australian federal election, 1951: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Graham 19,890 51.6 -0.4
Labor Nelson Lemmon 18,670 48.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 38,560 98.3
Informal votes 654 1.7
Turnout 39,214 97.0
Liberal hold Swing -0.4

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: St George
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Graham 19,987 52.0 +17.2
Labor Joseph Nicholson 18,475 48.0 -12.1
Total formal votes 38,462 97.8
Informal votes 847 2.2
Turnout 39,309 97.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +16.2

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