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Aston By-Election (2001)

The Aston by-election was caused by the death of the Liberal member, Peter Nugent, on April 24, 2001.

AstonNugent first won the seat in 1990, holding it again in the elections of 1993, 1996 and 1998.

In 1998, Nugent’s two-party-preferred margin was 4.24%.

The by-election was by Chris Pearce for the Liberal Party with 50.58% of the two-party vote. There was a two-party swing of 3.66% against the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party primary vote declined by 7.76% to 40.73%. The ALP’s primary vote also fell by 1.55% to 36.96%. [Read more…]


More Trouble For Howard: By-Election In Crucial Melbourne Electorate

The death overnight of the Liberal member for Aston, Peter Nugent, will cause a by-election in the eastern suburban electorate in Melbourne.

NugentThe Liberal Party holds the seat by a margin of 4.24%.

Nugent had represented the seat since 1990, defeating Labor’s John Saunderson in that year and holding the seat in 1993, 1996 and 1998.

In 1998, Nugent held Aston with 54.24% of the two-party-preferred vote, compared to 45.76% for the ALP. [Read more…]