Casual vacancies in the seventh Legislative Assembly (2008-2012)
There has been one casual vacancy since the 2008 Legislative Assembly election.
Mr Jon Stanhope
Mr Jon Stanhope resigned from the Legislative Assembly on 16 May 2011. A notice was published in the Canberra Times on 20 May 2011 calling for nominations from eligible candidates. At the close of applications on 30 May 2011, a total of 6 nominations had been received. In a recount of ballot papers received by Mr Stanhope at the 2008 election, Mr Chris Bourke, Australian Labor Party, received a majority of preferences. Mr Bourke wasofficially declared elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly on Wednesday 1 June 2011.
The following people applied to contest the vacancy in the electorate of Ginninderra following the resignation of Jon Stanhope MLA.
|Candidate name||Party name|
|Chris BOURKE||Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)|
|Adina CIRSON||Australian Labor Party (ACT Branch)|
|James HIGGINS||The ACT Greens|
|Andrew SIMINGTON||Australian Motorist Party|
|Matthew WATTS||Liberal Party of Australia|