Oxley by-election, 1988

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Oxley on 8 October 1988. This was triggered by the resignation of former Labor Party leader Bill Hayden to become Governor-General.

Both the Liberal Party and the National Party fielded candidates; the Liberal Party overtook the National Party into second place. The election was won by Labor candidate Les Scott, despite an 11.8% swing to the Liberals.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Oxley by-election, 1988[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Les Scott 28,427 49.1 -10.8
Liberal David Cooke 15,853 27.4 +12.6
National Barry Hoffensetz 9,876 17.1 -3.1
Independent Michael Darby 3,345 5.8 +5.8
Independent Otto Kuhne 353 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 57,854 97.4
Informal votes 1,563 2.6
Turnout 59,417 88.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Les Scott 30,705 53.1 -11.8
Liberal David Cooke 27,134 46.9 +46.9
Labor hold Swing N/A

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "By-Elections 1987-1990". Psephos.