1859 Illawarra colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Illawarra on 28 October 1859 because John Hargrave resigned to accept an appointment to the Legislative Council.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
11 October 1859 John Hargrave resigned.[1]
13 October 1859 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
25 October 1859 Nominations
28 October 1859 Polling day
1 November 1859 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1859 Illawarra by-election
Monday 19 December [3]
Candidate Votes %
Samuel Gordon (elected) 389 51.3
Robert Haworth 370 48.7
Total formal votes 759 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 759 57.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr John Fletcher Hargrave, QC (1815-1885)". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Illawarra". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 209. 13 October 1859. p. 2249. Retrieved 27 September 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1859 results Illawarra". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 September 2020.