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1939 Wilmot by-election

1939 Wilmot by-election

27 May 1939
  First party Second party
 
Candidate Lancelot Spurr Allan Guy
Party Labor United Australia
First preference vote 6,568 6,673
Percentage 29.3% 29.7%
Swing Decrease3.6pp Steady
TCP 50.1% 49.8%
TCP swing Increase5.3pp Decrease5.3pp

  Third party Fourth party
 
ALP
UAP
Candidate Maurice Weston Donald Cameron
Party Labor United Australia
First preference vote 3,925 2,657
Percentage 17.5% 11.8%
Swing Increase17.5pp Increase11.8pp

MP before election

Joseph Lyons
United Australia

Elected MP

Kevin Newman
Labor

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Wilmot on 27 May 1939. This was triggered by the death of Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, a member of the United Australia Party.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Lancelot Spurr.

Results

1939 Wilmot by-election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Australia Allan Guy 6,673 29.7 -3.6
Labor Lancelot Spurr 6,568 29.3 +0.0
Labor Maurice Weston 3,925 17.5 +17.5
United Australia Donald Cameron 2,657 11.8 +11.8
United Australia Cecil Parsons 1,823 8.1 +8.1
Independent John Watson 799 3.6 +3.6
Total formal votes 22,445 96.1
Informal votes 915 3.9
Turnout 23,360 92.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lancelot Spurr 11,257 50.2 +5.3
United Australia Allan Guy 11,188 49.8 -5.3
Labor gain from United Australia Swing +5.3


References

  1. ^ "By-election Wilmot, Tas: 27 May 1939". Psephos Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
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