Results of the New South Wales state election, 1971 (Legislative Assembly A-K)

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New South Wales state election, 13 February 1971[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 2,457,021
Votes cast 2,291,484 Turnout 93.26 -0.93
Informal votes 53,628 Informal 2.34 -0.29
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,007,538 45.02 +1.93 45 + 6
  Liberal 799,801 35.74 –2.73 32 – 4
  Country 193,509 8.65 –1.98 17 ± 0
  Democratic Labor 71,050 3.17 +0.89 0 ± 0
  Australia 23,689 1.06 +1.06 0 ± 0
  Def. of Govt Schools 10,850 0.48 +0.48 0 ± 0
  Communist 2,098 0.09 –0.18 0 ± 0
  Independent 129,321 5.78 +0.53 2 ± 0
Total 2,237,856     96  

This is a list of electoral district results for the New South Wales state election, 1971 for districts from A to K.

Results by Electoral district[edit]

Albury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Albury[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gordon Mackie 9,360 51.4 -6.9
Labor Kevin Esler 6,881 37.8 +5.8
Democratic Labor Anthony Quinn 1,965 10.8 +1.1
Total formal votes 18,206 98.4
Informal votes 292 1.6
Turnout 18,498 91.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gordon Mackie 10,932 60.0 -6.1
Labor Kevin Esler 7,274 40.0 +6.1
Liberal hold Swing -6.1

Armidale[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Armidale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Davis Hughes 11,562 61.9 -5.0
Independent Jean Mitchell 7,118 38.1 +38.1
Total formal votes 18,680 98.3
Informal votes 327 1.7
Turnout 19,007 93.2
Country hold Swing -5.0

Ashfield[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Ashfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal David Hunter 10,618 44.9 -12.0
Labor Bede Spillane 10,301 43.5 +0.4
Democratic Labor Joseph Conroy 1,443 6.1 +6.1
Australia David Eden 1,309 5.5 +5.5
Total formal votes 23,671 96.0
Informal votes 990 4.0
Turnout 24,661 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Hunter 12,316 52.0 -4.9
Labor Bede Spillane 11,355 48.0 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.9

Auburn[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Auburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Peter Cox 17,074 67.7 +3.2
Liberal William McIntyre 8,150 32.3 -3.2
Total formal votes 25,224 97.6
Informal votes 609 2.4
Turnout 25,833 94.2
Labor hold Swing +3.2

Balmain[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Balmain
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Roger Degen 17,358 73.0 +23.0
Liberal Robert Ward 6,423 27.0 +3.2
Total formal votes 23,781 95.9
Informal votes 1,021 4.1
Turnout 24,802 91.4
Labor hold Swing +3.9

Bankstown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Nick Kearns 17,115 63.9 +4.6
Liberal John Ghent 9,683 36.1 -4.6
Total formal votes 26,798 97.3
Informal votes 750 2.7
Turnout 27,548 94.6
Labor hold Swing +4.6

Barwon[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Barwon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Geoff Crawford 8,464 50.7 -2.5
Labor Peter Prentice 6,467 38.8 +6.6
Independent David Aiken 979 5.9 +5.9
Australia Thomas Broadbent 475 2.9 +2.9
Independent Wallace Ridley 306 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 16,691 98.0
Informal votes 339 2.0
Turnout 17,030 88.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Geoff Crawford 9,469 56.7 -6.6
Labor Peter Prentice 7,222 43.3 +6.6
Country hold Swing -6.6

Bass Hill[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Bass Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Clarrie Earl 18,608 66.8 +10.4
Liberal Doreen Ghent 9,242 33.2 -10.4
Total formal votes 27,850 97.1
Informal votes 836 2.9
Turnout 28,686 94.3
Labor hold Swing +10.4

Bathurst[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Bathurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Clive Osborne 9,631 50.7 -7.9
Labor Michael Connolly 8,503 44.8 +3.4
Australia Deryck Barnes 849 4.5 +4.5
Total formal votes 18,983 98.9
Informal votes 212 1.1
Turnout 19,195 96.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Clive Osborne 9,843 51.9 -6.7
Labor Michael Connolly 9,140 48.1 +6.7
Country hold Swing -6.7

Blacktown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Blacktown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gordon Barnier 17,174 59.4 +2.4
Liberal Hilton Robinson 9,081 31.4 -4.0
Democratic Labor Charles Ormel 1,702 5.9 -1.7
Independent George Nicolaidis 976 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 28,933 97.4
Informal votes 785 2.6
Turnout 29,718 93.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gordon Barnier 18,002 62.2 +3.3
Liberal Hilton Robinson 10,931 37.8 -3.3
Labor hold Swing +3.3

Bligh[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 14,104 58.8
Labor Maurice Allen 6,522 27.2
Independent Francis Claffy 1,387 5.8
Abortion Law Reform Bridget Gilling 899 3.8
Democratic Labor Dominique Droulers 696 2.9
Independent Merilyn Giesekam 202 0.8
Independent Thomas Smith 170 0.7
Total formal votes 23,980 96.2
Informal votes 953 3.8
Turnout 24,933 86.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 16,058 67.0 -1.9
Labor Maurice Allen 7,922 33.0 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing -1.9

Blue Mountains[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Blue Mountains
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Harold Coates 11,271 54.8 -2.0
Labor James Collins 8,101 39.4 -1.1
Democratic Labor Kenneth Brown 812 3.9 +1.2
Independent Frederick Lamb 399 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 20,583 98.8
Informal votes 248 1.2
Turnout 20,831 94.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Harold Coates 11,877 57.7 -0.5
Labor James Collins 8,786 42.3 +0.5
Independent hold Swing -0.5

Broken Hill[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Broken Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lew Johnstone unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Burrendong[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Burrendong
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Leo Nott 9,576 51.8 +13.4
Country Roger Wotton 8,925 48.2 +14.5
Total formal votes 18,501 99.0
Informal votes 194 1.0
Turnout 18,695 94.3
Labor gain from Country Swing +7.7

Burrinjuck[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Burrinjuck
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Sheahan 11,053 58.5 +4.3
Country Edward O'Connor 4,306 22.8 -4.9
Liberal Leon Garry 3,535 18.7 +4.9
Total formal votes 18,894 99.2
Informal votes 153 0.8
Turnout 19,047 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Sheahan 11,300 59.8 +3.9
Country Edward O'Connor 7,594 40.2 -3.9
Labor hold Swing +3.9

Burwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Jackett 12,476 51.6 -0.1
Labor Phil O'Neill 8,184 33.8 +4.3
Independent Ben Doig 3,091 12.8 -6.0
Communist Jack Mundey 441 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 24,192 97.4
Informal votes 633 2.6
Turnout 24,825 91.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Jackett 15,164 62.7 -4.8
Labor Phil O'Neill 9,028 37.3 +4.8
Liberal hold Swing -4.8

Byron[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Byron
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Stanley Stephens 9,476 54.5 -5.8
Labor James Constable 7,905 45.5 +5.8
Total formal votes 17,381 98.5
Informal votes 259 1.5
Turnout 17,640 91.9
Country hold Swing -5.8

Campbelltown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Campbelltown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Cliff Mallam 13,339 50.1 +2.5
Liberal Max Dunbier 13,310 49.9 -2.5
Total formal votes 26,649 97.2
Informal votes 773 2.8
Turnout 27,422 93.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +2.5

Canterbury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Canterbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kevin Stewart 15,711 62.5 +7.3
Liberal Jack Backer 9,431 37.5 -2.6
Total formal votes 25,142 96.3
Informal votes 970 3.7
Turnout 26,112 93.3
Labor hold Swing +4.0

Casino[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Casino
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Don Day 9,135 52.5 +17.1
Country Charles Yabsley 8,281 47.5 -17.1
Total formal votes 17,416 99.0
Informal votes 179 1.0
Turnout 17,595 93.8
Labor gain from Country Swing +17.1

Castlereagh[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Castlereagh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Renshaw 9,359 56.4 +3.2
Country Albert Green 3,575 21.5 -3.0
Liberal Bruce Fry 2,756 16.6 -5.7
Democratic Labor John Gough 904 5.5 +5.5
Total formal votes 16,594 98.5
Informal votes 245 1.5
Turnout 16,839 87.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Renshaw 9,733 58.7 +3.9
Country Albert Green 6,861 41.3 -3.9
Labor hold Swing +3.9

Cessnock[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Cessnock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Neilly 16,251 80.4 +14.5
Liberal John Thomas 3,972 19.6 +19.6
Total formal votes 20,223 98.8
Informal votes 251 1.2
Turnout 20,474 96.0
Labor hold Swing +14.5

Charlestown[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jack Stewart 15,043 54.7 -4.3
Liberal Alfred Pickering 10,027 36.4 -4.6
Democratic Labor Hugh Ansell 1,438 5.2 +5.2
Australia Charles Hockings 1,011 3.7 +3.7
Total formal votes 27,519 98.5
Informal votes 422 1.5
Turnout 27,941 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Stewart 16,039 58.3 -0.7
Liberal Alfred Pickering 11,480 41.7 +0.7
Labor hold Swing -0.7

Clarence[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Clarence
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Thomas Cronin 7,298 36.1 +36.1
Country Matt Singleton 7,092 35.1 -29.2
Independent Neville Weiley 2,732 13.5 +13.5
Independent Clarice McClymont 1,947 9.6 +9.6
Country Francis Clark 1,127 5.6 +5.6
Total formal votes 20,196 98.0
Informal votes 408 2.0
Turnout 20,604 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Country Matt Singleton 11,131 55.1 -9.2
Labor Thomas Cronin 9,065 44.9 +44.9
Country hold Swing -9.2

Collaroy[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Collaroy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Robert Askin 15,492 62.0 -9.0
Australia Brian Walker 4,922 19.7 +19.7
Independent Frederick Adcock 2,429 9.7 +9.7
Democratic Labor Lyle Antcliff 1,554 6.2 +6.2
Independent Norman Ward 599 2.4 +2.4
Total formal votes 24,996 96.7
Informal votes 841 3.3
Turnout 25,837 91.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Robert Askin 17,783 71.1 +0.1
Australia Brian Walker 7,213 28.9 +28.9
Liberal hold Swing +0.1

Coogee[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Coogee
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kevin Ellis 12,231 46.6 -4.0
Labor Mary Barry 11,109 42.4 +0.5
Democratic Labor Betty Stepkovitch 1,187 4.5 -0.7
Def. of Govt Schools Jean McCoroskin 967 3.7 +3.7
Independent William Ash 725 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 26,219 97.4
Informal votes 707 2.6
Turnout 26,926 90.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Kevin Ellis 13,860 52.9 -3.0
Labor Mary Barry 12,359 47.1 +3.0
Liberal hold Swing -3.0

Cook's River[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Cook's River
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Cahill 17,427 66.1 +1.0
Liberal Kenneth McKimm 8,920 33.9 -1.0
Total formal votes 26,347 96.3
Informal votes 1,010 3.7
Turnout 27,357 92.2
Labor hold Swing +1.0

Corrimal[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Corrimal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Laurie Kelly 18,311 67.5 +13.4
Liberal Eric Blain 6,920 25.5 -2.9
Democratic Labor Raymond Proust 1,386 5.1 +5.1
Communist Reginald Wilding 511 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 27,128 97.7
Informal votes 645 2.3
Turnout 27,773 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Laurie Kelly 18,997 70.0 +5.9
Liberal Eric Blain 8,131 30.0 -5.9
Labor hold Swing +5.9

Cronulla[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Cronulla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ian Griffith 13,683 50.1 -9.1
Labor Michael Egan 11,510 42.2 +6.7
Def. of Govt Schools Robin Alleway 2,097 7.7 +7.7
Total formal votes 27,290 98.6
Informal votes 386 1.4
Turnout 27,676 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Griffith 14,314 52.5 -8.4
Labor Michael Egan 12,976 47.5 +8.4
Liberal hold Swing -8.4

Davidson[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Davidson
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Dick Healey 18,119 80.2
Democratic Labor Thomas Colman 4,484 19.8
Total formal votes 22,603 94.3
Informal votes 1,363 5.7
Turnout 23,966 92.7
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Drummoyne[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Drummoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Reg Coady 14,198 57.0 +7.5
Liberal Colin Gardiner 10,700 43.0 -3.2
Total formal votes 24,898 97.4
Informal votes 675 2.6
Turnout 25,573 93.7
Labor hold Swing +5.3

Dubbo[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Dubbo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Mason 10,598 51.8 -13.4
Labor Norman Cox 8,229 40.2 +5.3
Democratic Labor Terence Catley 1,639 8.0 +8.0
Total formal votes 20,466 98.7
Informal votes 279 1.3
Turnout 20,745 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Mason 11,909 58.2 -7.0
Labor Norman Cox 8,557 41.8 +7.0
Liberal hold Swing -7.0

Earlwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Earlwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eric Willis 14,815 57.3 -5.4
Labor Barry Robinson 11,044 42.7 +5.4
Total formal votes 25,859 97.9
Informal votes 544 2.1
Turnout 26,403 95.8
Liberal hold Swing -5.4

East Hills[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: East Hills
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Joe Kelly 17,021 56.9 +4.4
Liberal Albert Hurley 6,387 21.3 -2.9
Independent Harold McIlveen 3,942 13.2 -10.1
Independent Raymond Buchanan 2,572 8.6 +8.6
Total formal votes 29,922 98.0
Informal votes 605 2.0
Turnout 30,527 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joe Kelly 18,976 63.4 +4.0
Liberal Albert Hurley 10,946 36.6 -4.0
Labor hold Swing +4.0

Eastwood[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Eastwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jim Clough 15,491 59.2 -10.5
Labor John McMahon 8,211 31.4 +1.1
Independent Olwyn Mackenzie 2,454 9.4 +9.4
Total formal votes 26,156 98.1
Informal votes 518 1.9
Turnout 26,674 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jim Clough 16,960 64.8 -4.9
Labor John McMahon 9,196 35.2 +4.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.9

Fairfield[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Fairfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Eric Bedford 17,172 64.3 +6.8
Liberal John Woods 8,506 31.9 -10.6
Independent Edward Oldfield 1,023 3.8 +3.8
Total formal votes 26,701 96.1
Informal votes 1,091 3.9
Turnout 27,792 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Eric Bedford 17,684 66.2 +8.7
Liberal John Woods 9,017 33.8 -8.7
Labor hold Swing +8.7

Fuller[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Fuller
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Peter Coleman 12,314 46.2 -2.9
Labor Anthony Bellanto 11,517 43.2 -3.6
Def. of Govt Schools Dudley Abbott 1,541 5.8 +5.8
Democratic Labor Kevin Davis 1,297 4.9 +0.8
Total formal votes 26,669 98.0
Informal votes 543 2.0
Turnout 27,212 94.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Coleman 13,906 52.1 -0.6
Labor Anthony Bellanto 12,763 47.9 +0.6
Liberal hold Swing -0.6

Georges River[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Georges River
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Frank Walker 13,319 51.4 +7.6
Liberal Vince Bruce 12,573 48.6 -7.6
Total formal votes 25,892 98.5
Informal votes 382 1.5
Turnout 26,274 95.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +7.6

Gloucester[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Gloucester
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Leon Punch 12,720 62.1 +2.3
Labor Terence Wallis 5,664 27.6 +4.5
Independent James Bogan 2,112 10.3 +10.3
Total formal votes 20,496 98.9
Informal votes 217 1.1
Turnout 20,713 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
Country Leon Punch 13,987 68.2 -4.5
Labor Terence Wallis 6,509 31.8 +4.5
Country hold Swing -4.5

Gordon[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Gordon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Harry Jago 20,074 81.6 -0.2
Democratic Labor Allan Dwyer 4,530 18.4 +12.9
Total formal votes 24,604 94.4
Informal votes 1,452 5.6
Turnout 26,056 91.8
Liberal hold Swing -4.6

Gosford[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Gosford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith O'Connell 15,105 48.9 +1.0
Liberal Ted Humphries 13,926 45.1 -3.6
Independent Wallace Cook 944 3.1 +3.1
Australia Barry Phillips 903 2.9 +2.9
Total formal votes 30,878 98.9
Informal votes 352 1.1
Turnout 31,230 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith O'Connell 16,233 52.6 +4.0
Liberal Ted Humphries 14,645 47.4 -4.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.0

Goulburn[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Goulburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Ron Brewer 11,882 62.0 -2.9
Labor Norman Barnwell 7,267 38.0 +6.2
Total formal votes 19,149 98.9
Informal votes 206 1.1
Turnout 19,355 95.9
Country hold Swing -4.3

Granville[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Granville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pat Flaherty 17,353 67.3 +6.5
Liberal George Ajaka 8,430 32.7 -6.5
Total formal votes 25,783 97.3
Informal votes 712 2.7
Turnout 26,495 93.3
Labor hold Swing +6.5

Hawkesbury[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Hawkesbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bernie Deane 12,359 49.9
Labor Walter Brown 10,801 43.6
Independent Charles Rogers 1,628 6.6
Total formal votes 24,788 97.5
Informal votes 632 2.5
Turnout 25,420 91.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bernie Deane 13,634 55.0 -7.0
Labor Walter Brown 11,154 45.0 +7.0
Liberal hold Swing -7.0

Heathcote[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Heathcote
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Rex Jackson 16,426 58.5
Liberal Evelyn Thompson 9,433 33.6
Def. of Govt Schools Edna McGill 2,233 7.9
Total formal votes 28,092 98.3
Informal votes 480 1.7
Turnout 28,572 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Rex Jackson 17,766 63.2 +6.2
Liberal Evelyn Thompson 10,326 36.8 -6.2
Labor hold Swing +6.2

Hornsby[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Hornsby
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Maddison 13,938 54.4 -14.7
Independent David Hill 7,200 28.1 +28.1
Australia George Black 2,825 11.0 +11.0
Democratic Labor Anthony Felton 1,668 6.5 +0.7
Total formal votes 25,631 98.1
Informal votes 491 1.9
Turnout 26,122 93.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal John Maddison 16,185 63.1 -10.6
Independent David Hill 9,446 36.9 +36.9
Liberal hold Swing -10.6

Hurstville[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Hurstville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Tom Mead 12,653 47.4 -5.2
Labor Kenneth Hallen 10,810 40.5 -2.3
Democratic Labor Peter Abrams 1,419 5.3 +0.6
Def. of Govt Schools Judith Sainsbury 964 3.6 +3.6
Australia Ralph Catts 873 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 26,719 97.5
Informal votes 673 2.5
Turnout 27,392 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Tom Mead 14,115 52.8 -3.2
Labor Kenneth Hallen 12,604 47.2 +3.2
Liberal hold Swing -3.2

Illawarra[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Illawarra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor George Petersen 16,612 59.7 -2.1
Liberal Lorna Shacklock 4,836 17.4 -10.7
Independent Frank Arkell 3,361 12.1 +12.1
Independent Raymond Clay 1,759 6.3 +6.3
Democratic Labor Edward Himmelreich 1,237 4.4 +4.4
Total formal votes 27,805 96.8
Informal votes 920 3.2
Turnout 28,725 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor George Petersen 19,763 71.1 +4.4
Liberal Lorna Shacklock 8,042 28.9 -4.4
Labor hold Swing +4.4

King[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: King
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Albert Sloss 16,918 71.2 +4.0
Liberal Andrew Bush 4,628 19.5 -0.4
Communist Doris Jobling 1,146 4.8 -4.3
Independent Ernest Williams 1,060 4.5 +4.5
Total formal votes 23,752 94.1
Informal votes 1,478 5.9
Turnout 25,230 88.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Albert Sloss 18,408 77.5 +1.1
Liberal Andrew Bush 5,344 22.5 -1.1
Labor hold Swing +1.1

Kirribilli[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Kirribilli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Waddy 13,171 55.1 -7.0
Labor William Harkness 7,200 30.1 -2.2
Democratic Labor Michael Fitzpatrick 2,814 11.8 +6.2
Independent Romaulds Kemps 708 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 23,893 97.6
Informal votes 575 2.4
Turnout 24,468 87.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Waddy 15,776 66.0 -0.6
Labor William Harkness 8,117 34.0 +0.6
Liberal hold Swing -0.6

Kogarah[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1971: Kogarah
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Crabtree 13,438 52.4 +1.6
Liberal William Marshall 10,485 40.9 -4.6
Independent Margot Caulfield 1,708 6.7 +6.7
Total formal votes 25,631 98.1
Informal votes 495 1.9
Turnout 26,126 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Crabtree 14,463 56.4 +5.1
Liberal William Marshall 11,168 43.6 -5.1
Labor hold Swing +5.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of New South Wales, Assembly election, 13 February 1971". Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Colin A. (1977). A handbook of Australian government and politics, 1965-1974. ANU Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-7081-1340-0. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "New South Wales Elections, 1971".