Orange state by-election, 1996

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A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Orange on May 25, 1996 following the retirement of sitting member, Garry West.

On the same day, by-elections were held in the seats of Clarence, Pittwater, Southern Highlands and Strathfield.

All seats were retained by the Liberal-National Parties, with the exception of Clarence. In Orange, the National Party suffered a swing of 13.82% against it on a two-party preferred basis.

Orange by-election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Russell Turner 16,884 48.70 -11.40
Labor Tim Sullivan 15,489 44.67 +14.76
Independent Robert Cianfrano 2,299 6.63 +3.78
Other 0 0.0 -7.24
Informal votes 495 1.41 -2.57
Turnout 35,167 89.03 -5.99
Two-party-preferred result
National Russell Turner 18,011 52.60 -13.82
Labor Tim Sullivan 16,232 47.40 +13.82
National hold Swing -13.82