Kooyong by-election, 1966

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Kooyong on 2 April 1966, following the resignation of Liberal Party MP and former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies on 16 February 1966.

The by-election was won by Liberal candidate Andrew Peacock, although with a reduced majority.

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Kooyong by-election, 1966[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Andrew Peacock 25,012 56.78 -7.14
Labor William Cooper 12,181 27.65 +3.28
Democratic Labor Bernie Gaynor 5,854 13.29 +3.12
Independent Peter Brereton 781 1.77 +1.77
Republican Charles Cook 220 0.50 +0.50
Total formal votes 44,048 97.98 -0.95
Informal votes 900 2.02 +0.95
Turnout 44,948 89.98 -5.94
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Andrew Peacock 69.4 -4.7
Labor William Cooper 30.6 +4.7
Liberal hold Swing -4.7

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