1875 Yatala colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Yatala on 17 May 1875 as a result of the resignation of Wentworth Cavenagh and Lavington Glyde.

Three candidates had nominated for the 1875 election for the two member district of Yatala, the two sitting members, Wentworth Cavenagh and Lavington Glyde, and Thomas Cowan.[1] Cowan's nomination papers were declared informal and Cavenagh and Glyde were declared elected.[2] The candidates declared elected, Wentworth Cavenagh and Lavington Glyde, resigned in order to hold an election.[3]

Results edit

Yatala by-election, Monday 17 May 1875[4]
Candidate Votes %
Wentworth Cavenagh (re-elected) 334 38.0
Thomas Cowan (elected) 321 36.5
Lavington Glyde (defeated) 224 25.5
Turnout 879

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "The Nominations". The South Australian Advertiser. 14 May 1875. p. 3. Retrieved 24 August 2022 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "The Yatala election". The Express and Telegraph. 9 February 1875. p. 2. Retrieved 24 August 2022 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "The Yatala election". Adelaide Observer. 20 February 1875. p. 13. Retrieved 24 August 2022 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "The elections: Yatala". Evening Journal. 19 May 1875. p. 3. Retrieved 24 August 2022 – via Trove.