Richmond by-election, 1984

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Richmond on 18 February 1984. This was triggered by the resignation of National Party Leader MP Doug Anthony. The by-election was held to coincide with the Corangamite and Hughes by-elections.

The election was won by National candidate and future Nationals leader, Charles Blunt, despite challenges from both the Labor and Liberal parties.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Richmond by-election, 1984[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Peter Carmont 28,914 36.2 -3.5
National Charles Blunt 26,972 33.8 -19.2
Liberal Brian Pezzutti 16,948 21.2 +21.2
Independent Fast Bucks 3,657 4.6 +4.6
Democrats Simon Clough 2,587 3.2 -4.1
Independent Denis Griffin 469 0.6 +0.6
Uninflated Movement Nadar Ponnuswamy 290 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 79,837 98.3
Informal votes 1,383 1.7
Turnout 81,220 89.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Charles Blunt 44,528 55.8 -0.1
Labor Peter Carmont 35,309 44.2 +0.1
National hold Swing -0.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomson, Robert (20 February 1984). "Like Gandhi, Swamp let the people decide". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2015 – via Google News. 
  2. ^ "By-Elections 1983-1984". Psephos.