Results of the New South Wales state election, 1962 (A–K)

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New South Wales state election, 3 March 1962[1]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 2,173,768[1]
Votes cast 1,957,406 Turnout 94.00 +0.00
Informal votes 30,048 Informal 1.54 −0.29
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 936,047 48.57 −0.55 54 +5
  Liberal 671,716 34.85 −0.50 25 −3
  Country 180,640 9.37 +0.66 14 −2
  Independent 60,420 3.13 −0.50 0 −1
  Independent Liberal 37,555 1.95 +1.95 1 +1
  Democratic Labor 28,830 1.50 +0.18 0
  Communist 12,150 0.63 −0.82 0
Total 1,927,358     94  

This is a list of electoral district results for the New South Wales state election, 1962 for districts from A to K.

Results by Electoral district[edit]

Albury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Albury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Doug Padman 10,518 53.1 −5.1
Labor Robert White 7,832 39.6 +7.8
Democratic Labor Leo Keane 949 4.8 −5.2
Independent Robert Garland 498 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 19,797 99.1
Informal votes 188 0.9
Turnout 19,985 93.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Doug Padman 11,526 58.2 −6.0
Labor Robert White 8,271 41.8 +6.0
Liberal hold Swing −6.0

Armidale[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Armidale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Davis Hughes 9,959 62.5 +4.2
Labor Mark Shanahan 5,966 37.5 −1.0
Total formal votes 15,925 98.6
Informal votes 225 1.4
Turnout 16,150 94.7
Country hold Swing +1.3

Ashfield−Croydon[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Ashfield−Croydon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hunter 13,662 56.5 +19.1
Labor Brian Hannelly 10,503 43.5 +7.8
Total formal votes 24,165 98.7
Informal votes 312 1.3
Turnout 24,477 92.8
Liberal hold Swing −5.4

Auburn[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Auburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Thomas Ryan 16,430 64.9 +0.3
Liberal Robert Leech 8,877 35.1 −0.3
Total formal votes 25,307 98.7
Informal votes 333 1.3
Turnout 25,640 95.3
Labor hold Swing +0.3

Balmain[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Balmain
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John McMahon 16,245 74.0 +3.6
Liberal Winston Pickering 4,679 21.3 −2.1
Communist Stanley Moran 1,030 4.7 −1.5
Total formal votes 21,954 97.7
Informal votes 519 2.3
Turnout 22,473 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John McMahon 17,069 77.7 +2.4
Liberal Winston Pickering 4,885 22.3 −2.4
Labor hold Swing +2.4

Bankstown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Nick Kearns 15,292 59.9 +0.6
Liberal David Cowan 9,006 35.3 +1.8
Communist Allan Cooper 1,235 4.8 +1.6
Total formal votes 25,533 98.5
Informal votes 393 1.5
Turnout 25,926 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Kearns 16,280 63.8 −0.1
Liberal David Cowan 9,253 36.2 +0.1
Labor hold Swing −0.1

Barwon[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Barwon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Geoff Crawford 10,589 56.6 −1.0
Labor Cecil Newton 8,117 43.4 +1.0
Total formal votes 18,706 99.2
Informal votes 146 0.8
Turnout 18,852 94.0
Country hold Swing −1.0

Bass Hill[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bass Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clarrie Earl 14,307 63.1 −2.3
Liberal William Pardy 6,621 29.2 −5.4
Independent Isaac Denley 1,755 7.7 +7.7
Total formal votes 22,683 98.0
Informal votes 459 2.0
Turnout 23,142 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clarrie Earl 15,535 68.5 +3.1
Liberal William Pardy 7,148 31.5 −3.1
Labor hold Swing +3.1

Bathurst[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bathurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gus Kelly 10,251 62.0 +2.6
Liberal Campbell Alexander 6,283 38.0 −2.6
Total formal votes 16,534 99.3
Informal votes 124 0.7
Turnout 16,658 96.2
Labor hold Swing +2.6

Blacktown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Blacktown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Southee 17,255 61.7 +10.2
Liberal Ross Shuttleworth 10,713 38.3 −4.6
Total formal votes 27,968 97.8
Informal votes 632 2.2
Turnout 28,600 94.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +8.7
  • Blacktown became a notional Labor seat in the redistribution.

Bligh[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Morey 11,186 50.2
Liberal Vernon Treatt 10,098 45.3
Democratic Labor James Markham 1,012 4.5
Total formal votes 22,296 98.2
Informal votes 411 1.8
Turnout 22,707 92.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tom Morey 11,388 51.1
Liberal Vernon Treatt 10,908 48.9
Labor win (new seat)

Bondi[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bondi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Abe Landa 13,898 59.2 +5.8
Liberal Carl Jeppesen 9,575 40.8 −1.6
Total formal votes 23,473 98.5
Informal votes 363 1.5
Turnout 23,836 92.7
Labor hold Swing +5.2

Bulli[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Bulli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rex Jackson 14,424 68.2 +2.5
Liberal Donald Heggie 5,636 26.7 −2.7
Communist Sara Bowen 1,074 5.1 +0.3
Total formal votes 21,134 98.5
Informal votes 316 1.5
Turnout 21,450 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rex Jackson 15,283 72.3 +2.7
Liberal Donald Heggie 5,851 27.7 −2.7
Labor hold Swing +2.7

Burrinjuck[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Burrinjuck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Sheahan 9,702 57.0 +1.4
Country David Asimus 7,315 43.0 −1.4
Total formal votes 17,017 99.4
Informal votes 103 0.6
Turnout 17,120 95.7
Labor hold Swing +1.4

Burwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ben Doig 14,862 61.6 0.0
Labor Doug Sutherland 9,272 38.4 0.0
Total formal votes 24,134 98.3
Informal votes 407 1.7
Turnout 24,541 91.6
Liberal hold Swing 0.0

Byron[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Byron
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Stanley Stephens 9,831 58.2 −41.8
Labor James Constable 7,045 41.8 +41.8
Total formal votes 16,876 99.4
Informal votes 109 0.6
Turnout 16,985 94.1
Country hold Swing N/A

Canterbury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Canterbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kevin Stewart 14,469 60.1 +1.5
Liberal Donald Arthur 9,589 39.9 −1.5
Total formal votes 24,058 98.4
Informal votes 399 1.6
Turnout 24,457 94.0
Labor hold Swing +1.5

Casino[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Casino
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Ian Robinson 10,773 66.6 −33.4
Labor Douglas Cassidy 5,390 33.4 +33.4
Total formal votes 16,163 99.4
Informal votes 101 0.6
Turnout 16,264 94.9
Country hold Swing N/A

Castlereagh[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Castlereagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Renshaw 9,353 53.0 +0.2
Liberal William Waterford 4,933 27.9 +27.9
Country Calverley Brown 3,031 17.2 −30.0
Democratic Labor Violet Amor 334 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 17,651 98.9
Informal votes 202 1.1
Turnout 17,853 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Renshaw 9,632 54.6 +1.8
Liberal William Waterford 8,019 45.4 +45.4
Labor hold Swing +1.8

Cessnock[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Cessnock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Neilly 12,754 66.2 +3.8
Independent Robert Brown 4,000 20.8 +20.8
Liberal Edward Farrell 1,935 10.0 +10.0
Communist Stanley Smith 574 3.0 −5.4
Total formal votes 19,263 99.0
Informal votes 187 1.0
Turnout 19,450 95.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor George Neilly 14,009 72.7 +6.1
Independent Robert Brown 5,254 27.3 +27.3
Labor hold Swing N/A

Clarence[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Clarence
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Weiley 11,121 53.8 −46.2
Labor William Bailey 8,799 42.6 +42.6
Independent Garth Munro 758 3.7 +3.7
Total formal votes 20,678 99.2
Informal votes 175 0.8
Turnout 20,853 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bill Weiley 11,500 55.6 −44.4
Labor William Bailey 9,178 44.4 +44.4
Country hold Swing N/A

Cobar[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Cobar
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ernest Wetherell unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Collaroy[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Collaroy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Askin 16,476 72.5 0.0
Labor Peter Hopkins 5,591 24.6 −2.9
Communist Stanley Deacon 649 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 22,716 98.8
Informal votes 266 1.2
Turnout 22,982 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robert Askin 16,606 73.1 +0.6
Labor Peter Hopkins 6,110 26.9 −0.6
Liberal hold Swing +0.6

Concord[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Concord
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Thomas Murphy 12,896 53.4 +4.3
Liberal Lerryn Mutton 10,593 43.8 −1.6
Democratic Labor John Winters 682 2.8 −2.7
Total formal votes 24,171 98.8
Informal votes 295 1.2
Turnout 24,466 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Thomas Murphy 13,032 53.9 +2.3
Liberal Lerryn Mutton 11,139 46.1 −2.3
Labor hold Swing +2.3

Coogee[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Coogee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lou Walsh 11,323 49.7 +3.4
Liberal Kevin Ellis 10,392 45.6 −3.7
Democratic Labor Peter Daly 1,061 4.7 +0.3
Total formal votes 22,776 98.7
Informal votes 296 1.3
Turnout 23,072 91.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lou Walsh 11,615 51.0 +3.7
Liberal Kevin Ellis 11,161 49.0 −3.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +3.7

Cook's River[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Cook's River
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Cahill 17,447 74.4 +3.5
Liberal Sidney Pitkethly 5,999 25.6 +1.3
Total formal votes 23,446 98.4
Informal votes 389 1.6
Turnout 23,835 95.2
Labor hold Swing −0.1

Cronulla[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Cronulla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ian Griffith 15,618 61.2 +0.6
Labor Francis Russell 9,919 38.8 −0.6
Total formal votes 25,537 99.0
Informal votes 250 1.0
Turnout 25,787 94.8
Liberal hold Swing +0.6

Drummoyne[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Drummoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Reg Coady 12,510 52.8 +1.3
Liberal Walter Lawrence 11,191 47.2 −1.3
Total formal votes 23,701 98.6
Informal votes 344 1.4
Turnout 24,045 93.6
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +1.3
  • Drummoyne became a notional Labor seat in the redistribution.

Dubbo[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Dubbo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Les Ford 10,693 55.9 +26.9
Labor Martin Berry 7,445 38.9 −0.7
Independent Clarrie Robertson 981 5.1 +5.1
Total formal votes 19,119 99.1
Informal votes 175 0.9
Turnout 19,294 94.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Les Ford 11,085 58.0 +0.9
Labor Martin Berry 8,034 42.0 −0.9
Liberal hold Swing +0.9

Dulwich Hill[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Dulwich Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cliff Mallam 12,703 57.6 +5.3
Liberal William Bellenger 9,340 42.4 −0.4
Total formal votes 22,043 98.6
Informal votes 302 1.4
Turnout 22,345 92.4
Labor hold Swing +4.3

Earlwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Earlwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eric Willis 13,286 57.3 −1.1
Labor William Thompson 9,918 42.7 +1.1
Total formal votes 23,204 99.0
Informal votes 230 1.0
Turnout 23,434 95.6
Liberal hold Swing −1.1

East Hills[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: East Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joe Kelly 16,005 66.8 +2.1
Liberal Keith Batten 7,949 33.2 +6.8
Total formal votes 23,954 98.3
Informal votes 407 1.7
Turnout 24,361 95.3
Labor hold Swing −0.6

Eastwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eric Hearnshaw 18,137 67.2 −0.5
Labor Robert Mayhew 8,833 32.8 +0.5
Total formal votes 26,970 99.0
Informal votes 282 1.0
Turnout 27,252 94.0
Liberal hold Swing −0.5

Fairfield[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Ferguson 14,348 63.1 +2.7
Liberal Frederick Jackson 8,395 36.9 +0.5
Total formal votes 22,743 97.9
Informal votes 491 2.1
Turnout 23,234 94.4
Labor hold Swing +0.3

Georges River[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Georges River
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Douglas Cross 14,063 52.6 +0.3
Labor Albert Kealman 12,297 46.0 +1.5
Independent Fitzgerald Mulholland 395 1.5 +0.1
Total formal votes 26,755 98.8
Informal votes 323 1.2
Turnout 27,078 95.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Douglas Cross 14,261 53.3 −1.2
Labor Albert Kealman 12,494 46.7 +1.2
Liberal hold Swing −1.2

Gloucester[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Gloucester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Leon Punch 8,590 43.8 −13.4
Labor Loris Kable 5,801 29.6 +29.6
Country Alan Borthwick 4,576 23.3 +23.3
Democratic Labor Aubrey Barr 640 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 19,607 98.9
Informal votes 214 1.1
Turnout 19,821 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Country Leon Punch 12,567 64.1 +6.9
Labor Loris Kable 7,040 35.9 +35.9
Country hold Swing N/A

Gordon[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Gordon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Jago 12,872 49.3 −50.7
Independent Stewart Fraser 7,872 30.2 +30.2
Independent Phyllis Atkins 2,216 8.5 +8.5
Independent George Nicol 1,941 7.4 +7.4
Democratic Labor Dominique Droulers 1,194 4.6 +4.6
Total formal votes 26,095 98.0
Informal votes 529 2.0
Turnout 26,624 93.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Harry Jago 15,156 58.1 −41.9
Independent Stewart Fraser 10,939 41.9 +41.9
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Gosford[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Gosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harold Jackson 10,473 50.7 −6.7
Labor Kevin Dwyer 10,170 49.3 +6.7
Total formal votes 20,643 98.8
Informal votes 241 1.2
Turnout 20,884 95.1
Liberal hold Swing −6.7

Goulburn[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Goulburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Laurie Tully 8,869 51.4 +1.5
Liberal George Ashley 7,793 45.2 +1.7
Democratic Labor Reginald Andrews 579 3.4 −3.2
Total formal votes 17,241 99.4
Informal votes 100 0.6
Turnout 17,341 96.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Laurie Tully 8,985 52.1 +0.2
Liberal George Ashley 8,256 47.9 −0.2
Labor hold Swing +0.2

Granville[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Granville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pat Flaherty 12,997 54.9 −13.0
Liberal Ernest Lough 7,110 30.0 +3.0
Independent Albert Olsen 2,769 11.7 +11.7
Communist John Bridgefoot 806 3.4 −1.7
Total formal votes 23,682 97.7
Informal votes 555 2.3
Turnout 24,237 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Pat Flaherty 15,857 67.0 −5.0
Liberal Ernest Lough 7,825 33.0 +5.0
Labor hold Swing −5.0

Hamilton[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Hamilton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Robert McCartney 11,251 59.8 +4.3
Liberal Alwyn Watkins 6,538 34.7 +1.0
Democratic Labor Robert Burke 1,030 5.5 −5.3
Total formal votes 18,819 98.5
Informal votes 289 1.5
Turnout 19,108 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Robert McCartney 11,457 60.9 +3.2
Liberal Alwyn Watkins 7,362 39.1 −3.2
Labor hold Swing +3.2

Hartley[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Hartley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jim Robson 8,778 48.9 −39.0
Independent Harold Coates 8,530 47.5 +47.5
Communist Peter Carroll 658 3.7 −8.4
Total formal votes 17,966 98.7
Informal votes 227 1.3
Turnout 18,193 96.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Jim Robson 9,100 50.7 −37.2
Independent Harold Coates 8,866 49.3 +49.3
Labor hold Swing N/A

Hawkesbury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Hawkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bernie Deane 12,915 61.0 −4.5
Labor Lawrence Kaufmann 7,138 33.7 −0.8
Independent Donald McKay 1,125 5.3 +5.3
Total formal votes 21,178 98.5
Informal votes 312 1.5
Turnout 21,490 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bernie Deane 13,646 64.4 −1.1
Labor Lawrence Kaufmann 7,532 35.6 +1.1
Liberal hold Swing −1.1

Hornsby[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Hornsby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Maddison 14,508 54.2 −15.5
Labor Percy Staines 6,604 24.7 −5.6
Independent Sydney Storey 3,494 13.1 +13.1
Independent Robert Turner 2,141 8.0 +8.0
Total formal votes 26,747 98.9
Informal votes 307 1.1
Turnout 27,054 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Maddison 18,723 70.0 −0.4
Labor Percy Staines 8,024 30.0 +0.4
Liberal hold Swing −0.4

Hurstville[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Hurstville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Rigby 12,796 52.4 +21.2
Liberal Richard Hawkins 10,257 42.0 +4.0
Independent Thomas Dalton 893 3.7 +3.7
Democratic Labor Thomas Brosnan 478 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 24,424 98.5
Informal votes 380 1.5
Turnout 24,804 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Rigby 13,517 55.3 +1.5
Liberal Richard Hawkins 10,907 44.7 −1.5
Labor hold Swing +1.5

Illawarra[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Illawarra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Howard Fowles 13,442 66.5 −2.5
Liberal John Weickhardt 5,239 25.9 +25.9
Communist Milton Clunne 1,522 7.5 −2.3
Total formal votes 20,203 97.7
Informal votes 464 2.3
Turnout 20,667 93.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Howard Fowles 14,660 72.6 −1.3
Liberal John Weickhardt 5,543 27.4 +27.4
Labor hold Swing N/A

Kahibah[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Kahibah
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Stewart 12,011 61.7 −2.1
Independent Wallace MacDonald 7,473 38.3 +38.3
Total formal votes 19,484 98.5
Informal votes 298 1.5
Turnout 19,782 95.4
Labor hold Swing −2.1

King[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: King
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Albert Sloss 13,470 63.7 +3.6
Liberal Norah O'Kelly 5,345 25.3 −7.3
Democratic Labor William Doherty 1,481 7.0 +7.0
Communist Alfred Watt 868 4.1 −3.3
Total formal votes 21,164 96.9
Informal votes 682 3.1
Turnout 21,846 89.9 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Albert Sloss 14,460 68.3 +2.4
Liberal Norah O'Kelly 6,704 31.7 −2.4
Labor hold Swing +2.4

Kirribilli[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Kirribilli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Waddy 11,106 49.6
Labor Joseph Hazell 10,105 45.1
Democratic Labor Sydney Mostyn 1,181 5.3
Total formal votes 22,392 98.2
Informal votes 416 1.8
Turnout 22,808 91.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Waddy 11,898 53.1
Labor Joseph Hazell 10,494 46.9
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Kogarah[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Kogarah
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Crabtree 13,007 56.0 +2.7
Liberal John Partridge 10,233 44.0 +0.7
Total formal votes 23,240 99.1
Informal votes 200 0.9
Turnout 23,440 94.5
Labor hold Swing +1.1

Kurri Kurri[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1962: Kurri Kurri
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ken Booth unopposed
Labor hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Green. "1962 New South Wales state election". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 12 January 2009.