Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2013

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Periodic elections for the Tasmanian Legislative Council were held on 6 May 2013. The three seats up for election were Montgomery, Nelson and Pembroke.

Montgomery[edit]

The electoral division of Montgomery was created in 1999, and was held by independent MLC Sue Smith until her retirement on 3 May 2013. Smith had been re-elected unopposed at the previous periodic election in 2007, so no swings are calculated in the results below.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2013: Montgomery[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Leonie Hiscutt 9,008 45.9 N/A
Independent Cheryl Fuller 5,869 29.9 N/A
Independent Kevin Morgan 2,836 14.5 N/A
Independent Ed Vincent 1,906 9.7 N/A
Total formal votes 19,619 94.7 N/A
Informal votes 1,096 5.3 N/A
Turnout 20,715 86.8 N/A
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Leonie Hiscutt 10,887 55.5 N/A
Independent Cheryl Fuller 8,732 44.5 N/A
Liberal gain from Independent Swing N/A

Nelson[edit]

The electoral division of Nelson has been held by the independent MLC and Legislative Council President Jim Wilkinson since 1999. Allocation of preferences ceases when one candidate gains more than 50 per cent of the vote.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2013: Nelson[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jim Wilkinson 8,847 48.7 −12.9
Greens Tom Baxter 4,627 25.5 −12.9
Independent Helen Richardson 3,204 17.7 +17.7
Independent Hans Willink 1,472 8.1 +8.1
Total formal votes 18,150 96.5 −0.9
Informal votes 668 3.5 +0.9
Turnout 18,818 81.9 −4.9
After transfer of Willink's votes
Independent Jim Wilkinson 9,494 52.31 N/A
Greens Tom Baxter 4,859 26.8 N/A
Independent Helen Richardson 3,797 20.9 N/A
Independent hold Swing N/A

Pembroke[edit]

The previous election in Pembroke had been a by-election held on 1 August 2009, which was won by Vanessa Goodwin of the Liberal Party.

Tasmanian Legislative Council periodic elections, 2013: Pembroke[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Vanessa Goodwin 10,469 51.1 +12.6
Independent Allison Ritchie 7,370 36.0 +36.0
Greens Wendy Heatley 2,124 12.9 +0.1
Total formal votes 20,486 96.4 -0.1
Informal votes 774 3.6 +0.1
Turnout 21,260 86.0 +0.9
Liberal hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013 Legislative Council elections results: Division of Montgomery, Tasmanian Electoral Commission, 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ 2013 Legislative Council elections results: Division of Nelson, Tasmanian Electoral Commission, 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ 2013 Legislative Council elections results: Division of Pembroke, Tasmanian Electoral Commission, 14 May 2013.