|Member of the Australian Parliament
12 August 1943 – 10 December 1949
|Preceded by||Grenfell Price|
|Succeeded by||John McLeay, Sr.|
19 May 1899|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Died||23 September 1984(aged 85)|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Sheehy defeated Boothby incumbent Grenfell Price at the landslide 1943 election on a 50.9 percent two-party vote from a 16.1 percent two-party swing. He retained the seat at the 1946 election on an increased two-party vote of 51.8 percent. With the increase in seats prior to the 1949 election, a redistribution erased Sheehy's majority and made Boothby notionally Liberal. Although the reconfigured Boothby had a notional Liberal margin of two percent, Sheehy concluded that the redistribution made Boothby impossible to hold and attempted to transfer to the newly created neighbouring seat of Kingston, which had absorbed much of the southern portion of his old seat. However he was defeated with a 48.4 percent two-party vote by Liberal Jim Handby. Meanwhile, Labor lost Boothby from a 9.3 percent two-party swing.
- "Members of the House of Representatives since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2007-11-18.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Boothby
John McLeay, Sr.
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