Casual vacancies in the seventh Legislative Assembly (2008-2012)

Updated 29 Nov 2017

There was one casual vacancy during the seventh Legislative Assembly.

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

Mr Jon Stanhope casual vacancy candidate results (pdf - 84 kb)