Murray by-election, 1971

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Murray on 20 March 1971. This was triggered by the resignation of former Country Party leader and interim Prime Minister John McEwen.

The by-election was won by Country Party candidate Bruce Lloyd.

Results[edit]

Murray by-election, 1971[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bruce Lloyd 19,710 43.0 -10.3
Labor John Riordan 11,670 25.5 +2.3
Liberal Bill Hunter 9,622 21.0 +21.0
Democratic Labor Brian Lacey 4,316 9.4 -0.2
Independent Matthew Flynn 535 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 45,853 97.6
Informal votes 1,116 2.4
Turnout 46,969 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bruce Lloyd 71.5 -3.0
Labor John Riordan 28.5 +3.0
Country hold Swing -3.0

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