Results of the Tasmanian state election, 1979

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Tasmanian state election, 18 July 1979[1]
House of Assembly
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Enrolled voters 265,428
Votes cast 248,866 Turnout 93.76 –0.78
Informal votes 9,582 Informal 3.85 +0.05
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 129,973 54.32 +1.84 20 + 2
  Liberal 98,845 41.31 –3.18 15 – 2
  Democrats 6,858 2.87 +2.87 0 ± 0
  Independent 3,608 1.51 +0.68 0 ± 0
Total 239,284     35  

This is a list of House of Assembly results for the 1979 Tasmanian election.

Results by division[edit]

Bass[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1979: Bass[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 6,046
Labor Harry Holgate (elected 2) 9,286 19.2 +11.2
Labor Gill James (elected 3) 5,297 11.0 +1.9
Labor Michael Barnard (elected 4) 4,288 8.9 -10.4
Labor Mary Willey (elected 5) 2,874 5.9 +5.9
Labor Mikel Powell 1,516 3.1 +3.1
Labor Geoff Sweet 769 1.6 +1.6
Labor Ernie Mitchell 282 0.6 +0.6
Liberal Neil Robson (elected 1) 10,700 22.1 +15.5
Liberal Max Bushby (elected 7) 3,036 6.3 -0.5
Liberal George Brookes 2,405 5.0 +5.0
Liberal John Beswick (elected 6) 2,077 4.3 -0.1
Liberal Jim Mooney 1,925 4.0 -2.9
Liberal Graeme Davis 744 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Tony Stonjek 715 1.5 +1.5
Independent Neil Pitt 2,007 4.1 +4.1
Group C Karoly Hegedus 277 0.6 +0.6
Group C Jim Garratt 169 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 48,367 95.7 -0.1
Informal votes 2,163 4.3 +0.1
Turnout 50,530 94.3 0.0
Party total votes
Labor 24,312 50.3 +1.6
Liberal 21,602 44.7 -4.5
Independent Neil Pitt 2,007 4.1 +4.1
Group C 446 0.9 +0.9

Braddon[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1979: Braddon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 5,755
Labor John Coughlan (elected 1) 7,731 16.8 +6.7
Labor Michael Field (elected 3) 5,481 11.9 +4.8
Labor Glen Davies (elected 5) 4,547 9.9 -6.0
Labor Michael Weldon (elected 6) 2,423 5.3 +5.3
Labor Maurice Dart 2,022 4.4 +1.5
Labor Geoff Chisholm 1,903 4.1 -4.2
Labor Wendy Faulkes 849 1.8 +1.8
Liberal Ray Bonney (elected 2) 7,548 16.4 +3.5
Liberal Roger Groom (elected 4) 3,752 8.1 +1.4
Liberal Ron Cornish (elected 7) 3,464 7.5 -0.5
Liberal Tony Fletcher 2,837 6.2 +6.2
Liberal Terry Stuart 787 1.7 +1.7
Liberal Bill French 699 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Anne Gribbin 584 1.3 +1.3
Democrats Lynton Viant 783 1.7 +1.7
Democrats Des Kynaston 134 0.3 +0.3
Independent Ted Vickers 465 1.0 +1.0
Independent Philip Treagus 30 0.1 +0.1
Total formal votes 46,039 96.2 -0.4
Informal votes 1,806 3.8 +0.4
Turnout 47,845 93.1 -1.2
Party total votes
Labor 24,956 54.2 +0.3
Liberal 19,671 42.7 -3.2
Democrats 917 2.0 +2.0
Independent Ted Vickers 465 1.0 +1.0
Independent Philip Treagus 30 0.1 +0.1

Denison[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1979: Denison[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 6,048
Labor Neil Batt (elected 2) 6,106 12.6 -5.8
Labor Julian Amos (elected 3) 5,808 12.0 +5.2
Labor John Devine (elected 4) 5,664 11.7 +11.7
Labor John Green (elected 5) 3,771 7.8 +2.1
Labor Bob Graham 2,444 5.1 +5.1
Labor Des Lavey 540 1.1 -1.6
Labor Norm Hanscombe 183 0.4 +0.4
Liberal Max Bingham (elected 1) 12,432 25.7 -5.3
Liberal Gabriel Haros 2,320 4.8 +4.8
Liberal Robert Mather (elected 6) 1,845 3.8 +1.0
Liberal Geoff Davis 1,449 3.0 +3.0
Liberal Bob Baker (elected 7) 837 1.7 -1.4
Liberal Max Robinson 667 1.4 +0.4
Liberal John Avery 533 1.1 +1.1
Liberal Terry Bower 218 0.5 +0.5
Democrats Norm Sanders 2,044 4.2 +4.2
Democrats Rod Broadby 1,360 2.8 +2.8
Democrats Robert MacFie 155 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 48,376 96.3 +0.1
Informal votes 1,871 3.7 -0.1
Turnout 50,247 92.4 -0.6
Party total votes
Labor 24,516 50.7 +3.9
Liberal 20,301 42.0 -4.8
Democrats 3,559 7.4 +7.4

Franklin[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1979: Franklin[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 6,096
Labor Doug Lowe (elected 1) 24,971 51.2 +36.5
Labor Eric Barnard (elected 3) 1,538 3.2 -2.9
Labor Michael Aird (elected 4) 1,321 2.7 -3.4
Labor Bill McKinnon 1,037 2.1 +0.7
Labor Dick Adams (elected 5) 327 0.7 +0.7
Labor Stan Joiner 225 0.5 +0.5
Labor Doreen Andrews 217 0.4 +0.4
Liberal Geoff Pearsall (elected 2) 7,673 15.7 +7.3
Liberal John Beattie (elected 6) 3,641 7.5 -5.3
Liberal John Cleary (elected 7) 1,846 3.8 +3.8
Liberal Chris Guesdon 1,361 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Steve Gilmour 1,009 2.1 -3.2
Liberal Bev Wills 580 1.2 +1.2
Liberal Richard James 415 0.9 +0.9
Democrats Peter Brown 2,142 4.4 +4.4
Democrats John Harrison 161 0.3 +0.3
Democrats Bruce Kent 79 0.2 +0.2
Independent Tony Jackson 128 0.3 +0.3
Independent Doris Wright 95 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 48,766 96.7 +0.5
Informal votes 1,675 3.3 -0.5
Turnout 50,441 94.5 -0.8
Party total votes
Labor 29,636 60.8 +1.4
Liberal 16,525 33.9 -2.0
Democrats 2,382 4.9 +4.9
Independent Tony Jackson 128 0.3 +0.3
Independent Doris Wright 95 0.2 +0.2

Wilmot[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1979: Wilmot[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michael Polley (elected 2) 7,090 14.9 -2.0
Labor Darrel Baldock (elected 3) 6,183 13.0 -0.2
Labor Andrew Lohrey (elected 4) 5,642 11.8 +4.0
Labor Terry Aulich (elected 7) 3,690 7.7 +4.6
Labor Geoffrey Woods 2,051 4.3 +4.3
Labor Brian Smith 1,180 2.5 +2.5
Labor Ken Smith 717 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Robin Gray (elected 1) 10,615 22.2 +12.5
Liberal Ian Braid (elected 5) 4,173 8.7 +0.5
Liberal Graeme Page (elected 6) 2,192 4.6 -1.1
Liberal Geoff Squibb 1,548 3.2 +3.2
Liberal Margaret Peacock 1,387 2.9 +2.9
Liberal David Rubock 449 0.9 +0.9
Liberal Stephen Salter 382 0.8 +0.8
Independent Fred Woods 437 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 47,736 95.8 -0.3
Informal votes 2,067 4.2 +0.3
Turnout 49,803 94.6 -1.1
Party total votes
Labor 26,553 55.6 +2.5
Liberal 20,746 43.5 -1.5
Independent Fred Woods 437 0.9 +0.9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tasmanian 1979 Election Results". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 
  2. ^ "1979 Results for Bass". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 
  3. ^ "1979 Results for Braddon". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 
  4. ^ "1979 Results for Denison". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 
  5. ^ "1979 Results for Franklin". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. 
  6. ^ "1979 Results for Wilmot". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.