Torrens state by-election, 1994
The Torrens state by-election, 1994 was a by-election held on 7 May 1994 for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens, centred in the inner north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide. This was triggered by the death of Liberal MHA Joe Tiernan on 31 March 1994, only four months after winning the seat at its first contest in the 1993 state election on a two-party vote of 56.22 percent.
- 31 March 1994
Tiernan died, vacating the seat of Torrens.
- 10 April 1994
- 22 April 1994, at noon
Close of nominations and ballot paper order draw conducted.
- 7 May 1994
Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
The Democrats, Call to Australia, and Natural Law, who contested the previous election and gained 9.7 percent, 2.6 percent, and 1.9 percent respectively, did not contest the by-election. Labor won the seat from the Liberals.
|Independent (No Mining in National Parks)||Scott Wilson||336||1.92||+1.92|
|Grey Power||William Patrick||224||1.28||+1.28|
|Independent (Christians for Law and Order)||Robert Payne||214||1.22||+1.22|
|Independent (Smokers' Rights)||Dorothy Bremert||79||0.45||+0.45|
|Total formal votes||17,524||95.78||-0.10|
|Labor gain from Liberal||Swing||+8.63|
- State Electoral Office (1995). Statistical returns for general elections—11 December 1993 and By-elections. p. 184.
- History of South Australian elections, 1857-2006 - by Dean Jaensch - ISBN 978-0-9750486-3-4
- State Electoral Office (1995). Statistical returns for general elections—11 December 1993 and By-elections. pp. 166, 188–189.