1856 Western Division of Camden colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Western Division of Camden on 16 June 1856 because James Macarthur was concerned about the constitutionality of the transition to responsible government and resigned.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
26 March 1856 Nominations for Western Division of Camden
6 June 1856 James Macarthur resigned
7 June 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
16 June 1856 Nominations at Camden.[3]
21 June 1856 Polling day between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.[3]
25 June 1856 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1856 Western Division of Camden by-election
Monday 16 June [4]
Candidate Votes %
James Macarthur (re-elected) unopposed  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "West Camden election. Return of Mr James Macarthur". The Sydney Morning Herald. 18 June 1856. p. 4. Retrieved 18 April 2019 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Western Division of Camden". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 88. 10 June 1856. p. 1641. Retrieved 24 January 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ a b "West Camden election". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 91. 13 June 1856. p. 1707. Retrieved 24 January 2021 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "West Camden by-election 1856". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.