1859 East Maitland colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of East Maitland on 15 September 1859 because the seat of Joseph Chambers was declared vacant because he had accepted appointment as a Crown Prosecutor at Quarter Sessions.[1][2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
26 August 1859 Joseph Chambers appointed Crown Prosecutor.[1]
31 August 1859 Joseph Chambers' seat declared vacant.[3]
1 September 1859 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
12 September 1859 Nominations
15 September 1859 Polling day
20 September 1859 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1859 East Maitland by-election
Thursday 15 September [4]
Candidate Votes %
James Dickson (elected) 223 56.6
Peter Faucett 171 43.4
Total formal votes 394 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 394 70.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Appointment: Joseph Chambers Crown Prosecutor". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 169. 30 August 1859. p. 1899. Retrieved 5 September 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ a b "Writ of election: East Maitland". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 174. 2 September 1859. p. 1933. Retrieved 5 September 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Mr Joseph Chambers (1815-1884)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1859 East Maitland by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2020.