1872 Murray colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Murray on 5 August 1872 because of the resignation of Patrick Jennings.[1] William Hay was elected with 61% of the vote.

DatesEdit

Date Event
25 June 1872 Patrick Jennings resigned.[1]
26 June 1872 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and close of electoral rolls.[2]
22 July 1872 Nominations
5 August 1872 Polling day
31 August 1872 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1872 The Murray by-election
Monday 5 August [3]
Candidate Votes %
William Hay (elected) 389 61.6
George Stephen 238 37.7
Henry Lane 5 0.8
Total formal votes 632 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 632 54.5

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings (1831-1897)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Murray". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 179. 26 June 1872. p. 1665. Retrieved 30 October 2019 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1872 results The Murray". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 October 2019.