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Mitcham state by-election, 1982

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Mitcham state by-election, 1982

A by-election was held for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Mitcham on 8 May 1982. This was triggered by the resignation of former state Democrats MHA Robin Millhouse.


The Australia Party, who contested the previous election and gained 0.3 percent, did not contest the by-election. The Democrats retained the seat by 45 votes.

Mitcham state by-election, 8 May 1982[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R T I Worth 6,461 45.9 +8.6
Democrats H Southcott 3,653 25.9 -19.2
Labor J D Hill 3,367 23.9 +6.6
Nationals SA A R C Osmond 543 3.8 +3.8
Libertarian V R Kirby 66 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 14,190 98.0 N/A
Informal votes 286 2.0 N/A
Turnout 14,376 85.5 N/A
Democrats H Southcott 7,090 50.3 -4.4
Liberal R T I Worth 7,000 49.7 +4.4
Democrats hold Swing N/A

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