1856 Bathurst County colonial by-election

A by-election was to be held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Bathurst County on 19 June 1856 because John Plunkett had been elected to two seats and chose to represent Argyle and resigned from Bathurst County.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
31 March 1856 John Plunkett elected for both Argyle and Bathurst County.[1]
29 May 1856 John Plunkett resigned from Bathurst County.[1]
2 June 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
16 June 1856 Nominations
19 June 1856 Polling day
30 June 1856 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1856 Bathurst County by-election
Thursday 19 June [3]
Candidate Votes %
William Suttor (elected) 230 56.8
Thomas Mort 175 43.2
Total formal votes 405 100.0
Informal votes 0 0
Turnout 405 56.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mr John Hubert Plunkett, QC (1802-1869)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Bathurst County". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 83. 3 June 1856. p. 1583. Retrieved 15 August 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 Bathurst County by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.