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Grey Power


Grey Power

Grey Power, an Australian political party lobby group, first registered in 1983. At the federal elections of 1984 and 1987 it ran candidates, but on both occasions these candidates (who included former Liberal cabinet minister Bill Wentworth) did poorly. The group was designed to represent the elderly vote, advocating issues dealing with aged care and a mature perspective on national policy; hence the name "grey power".

Grey Power ran in the Western Australian election of 1989, garnering 5.2% of the total lower house vote. The last election which Grey Power contested was the South Australian election of 1997, but then it only managed to receive 1.6% of the South Australian Legislative Council vote. Their preferences however saw Nick Xenophon elected.

The best result Grey Power ever achieved was at the 1994 Taylor state by-election in South Australia. Without a Liberal candidate in the running on this occasion, Grey Power took 13 percent of the primary vote and finished second after preferences had been distributed with a 27 percent two-candidate preferred vote.

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