Grayndler by-election, 1979

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Grayndler on 23 June 1979. It was triggered by the death of Labor Party MP Frank Stewart.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Leo McLeay, the Assistant General Secretary of the state's Labor branch.

Results[edit]

Grayndler by-election, 1979[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo McLeay 30,764 61.8 +4.1
Liberal Vassil Vassiliou 12,161 24.4 -9.0
Democrats Stephen Kirkham 1,848 3.7 -3.5
Voice of the Elderly Stanley Duncan 1,845 3.7 +3.7
Independent Charles Bellchambers 1,051 2.1 +2.1
National Alliance Frank Salter 863 1.7 +0.0
Socialist Frank Vouros 665 1.3 -0.4
Socialist Workers Juanita Keig 591 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 49,788 94.7
Informal votes 2,806 5.3
Turnout 52,594 77.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo McLeay 69.2 +7.0
Liberal Vassil Vassiliou 30.8 -7.0
Labor hold Swing +7.0

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