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1952 Flinders by-election

A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Flinders on 18 October 1952. This was triggered by the death of Liberal MP Rupert Ryan.

The by-election was won by Labor candidate Keith Ewert.


Flinders by-election, 1952[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Keith Ewert 22,674 53.8 +10.8
Liberal John Rossiter 18,384 43.7 −11.1
Independent Grace Stratton 602 1.4 +1.4
Independent Ron Hipwell 453 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 42,113 98.8
Informal votes 493 1.2
Turnout 42,606 91.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith Ewert 55.1 +11.0
Liberal John Rossiter 44.9 −11.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +11.0


  1. ^ "By-Elections 1951-1954". Psephos. Archived from the original on 16 March 2011.
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