Marrickville state by-election, 2005
The main contenders were the ALP's Carmel Tebbutt, who had been a member of the Legislative Council since 1998 and is the wife of Anthony Albanese, the member for the local federal electorate of Grayndler, and Greens candidate Sam Byrne, who at that time was the deputy mayor of Marrickville. The Liberal Party did not stand a candidate.
Nominations for the by-election closed on September 2, 2005.
Carmel Tebbutt was elected with 49.79% of the primary vote and 55.07% of the two-candidate preferred vote after preferences were distributed. However, this was a 5.63% swing to the Greens, and Sam Byrne's 38.96% primary vote was the highest for a Greens candidate in New South Wales electoral history.
|Christian Democrats||Saidi Goldstein||1,066||3.05||+3.05|
|Socialist Alliance||Pip Hinman||526||1.50||-1.22|
|Save Our Suburbs||Lorraine Thompson||484||1.38||+0.01|
|Total formal votes||35,004||97.32|