Elizabeth state by-election, 1984

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A by-election was held for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Elizabeth on 1 December 1984. This was triggered by the resignation of former state Labor MHA Peter Duncan, who moved to the federal seat of Makin. The seat had been retained by Labor since it was created and first contested at the 1970 state election.

Results[edit]

Independent Labor candidate Martyn Evans won the seat from Labor.

Elizabeth state by-election, 1 December 1984[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Martyn Evans 7,376 43.9 +43.9
Labor Raymond Roe 5,766 34.3 -30.0
Liberal Josephine Gapper 2,601 15.5 -8.9
Democrats Barbara Barlow 1,066 6.3 -5.1
Total formal votes 16,809 93.5 +1.9
Informal votes 1,158 6.5 -1.9
Turnout 17,967 86.1 -5.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Martyn Evans 10,743 63.9 N/A
Labor Raymond Roe 6,066 36.1 N/A
Independent gain from Labor Swing N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of South Australian elections, 1857-2006 - by Dean Jaensch - ISBN 978-0-9750486-3-4
  2. ^ History of South Australian Elections 1857 - 2006 Volume 1: ECSA