1856 Parramatta colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Parramatta on 11 October 1856 because Henry Parker had been appointed Premier and Colonial Secretary, forming the Parker ministry.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
3 October 1856 Henry Parker was appointed Premier and Colonial Secretary.[1]
3 October 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
10 October 1856 Nominations
11 October 1856 Polling day
20 October 1856 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1856 Parramatta by-election
Saturday 11 October [3]
Candidate Votes %
Henry Parker (re-elected) 279 51.9
James Byrnes 259 48.1
Total formal votes 538 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 538 71.1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Henry Watson Parker (1808–1881)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Parramatta". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 152. 4 October 1856. p. 2617. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 Parramatta by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 January 2021.