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Independent Members – House – 2001

The table on this page shows the Independent members returned to the House of Representatives at the 2001 Federal Election.

The election was held on November 10, 2001.

Independent Members of the House of Representatives 2001
3 members
No.
Name Division, State First
Elected
1
Andren, Peter James Calare, NSW
1996
2
Katter, Hon. Robert Carl Kennedy, Qld
1993
3
Windsor, Tony New England, NSW
2001



Note: There have been a number of independent members of the House of Representatives in recent years. Tony Windsor now joins Peter Andren and Ted Mack (North Sydney 1990-96) as only the third genuinely independent member to be elected to the House. The others, including Bob Katter, were previously elected as members of political parties.

  • Peter Andren has never been a member of a political party.
  • Bob Katter held Kennedy for three terms as a member of the National Party, before resigning in July 2001.
  • Tony Windsor was once a member of the National Party. He was defeated for pre-selection for Gwydir in 1990 and was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly seat of Tamworth in 1991.

Independent Members – House – 1998

The 1998 Federal Election resulted in just one independent member being returned to the House of Representatives.

The election was held on October 3, 1998.

Independent Members of the House of Representatives 1998
1 member
No.
Name Division, State First
Elected
1
Andren, Peter James Calare, NSW 1996



Note: Peter Andren was the only independent member elected in 1998.

He was subsequently joined by Andrew Theophanous (Calwell, Vic) who resigned from the ALP on April 18, 2000, and by Bob Katter (Kennedy, Qld) who resigned from the National Party in July 2001.

There have been a number of independent members of the House of Representatives in recent years. All, apart from Andren, were previously elected as members of a party. Andren and Ted Mack (North Sydney, 1990-96) have been the only genuine independents to sit in the House in the post-war era.