1859 Yass Plains colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Yass Plains on 15 September 1859 because Thomas Laidlaw resigned as he realised his role as deputy postmaster at Yass, on a salary of £20 a year, was an office of profit under the crown.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
16 June 1859 Thomas Laidlaw elected unopposed.
30 August 1859 Parliament opened
2 September 1859 Thomas Laidlaw resigned.[2]
3 September 1859 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
15 September 1859 Nominations at Yass
20 September 1859 Polling day
27 September 1859 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1859 Yass Plains by-election
Thursday 15 September [4]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Laidlaw (elected) unopposed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Thomas Laidlaw". Australian Town and Country Journal. 24 June 1876. p. 13. Retrieved 21 June 2021 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Mr Thomas Laidlaw (1813-1876)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Yass Plains". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 176. 5 September 1859. p. 1949. Retrieved 21 June 2021 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1859 Yass Plains by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2020.