In the 2007 Federal Parliament Election, held on 24th November 2007, John Howard lost his Bennelong seat to the ALP’s Maxine McKew.
The primary vote in 2007 was:
|610||Peter Lloyd Goldfinch||DEM|
|123||David L Allen||IND|
The 2004 Result for this Bennelong seat was:
|967||Peter Lloyd Goldfinch||DEM|
Maxine McKew was a very popular broadcast journalist, until just before entering Politics in 2007.
Her popularity, rather than Political experience, gave her the edge to defeat John Howard, but only once the Green vote was directed to the ALP.