1873 Glebe colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of The Glebe on 22 May 1873 because George Allen had been appointed Minister of Justice and Public Instruction in the first Parkes ministry.[1][2] Such ministerial by-elections were usually uncontested.

John Young was a builder, most notable for building St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney and the Johnston Street group of houses in Annandale.[3]

DatesEdit

Date Event
9 December 1873 George Allen appointed Minister of Justice and Public Instruction.[4]
10 December 1873 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[5]
15 December 1873 Nominations
17 December 1873 Polling day
23 December 1873 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1873 The Glebe by-election
Wednesday 17 December [2]
Candidate Votes %
George Allen (re-elected) 909 57.7
John Young 666 42.3
Total formal votes 1,575 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,575 52.1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sir George Wigram Allen (1824-1885)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1873 The Glebe by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  3. ^ Johnson, Robert. "Young, John (1827–1907)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 11 September 2020 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  4. ^ "Appointment of George Wigram Allen". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 290. 9 December 1873. p. 3445. Retrieved 11 September 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ "Writ of election: Glebe". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 294. 10 December 1873. p. 3467. Retrieved 11 September 2020 – via Trove.