1877 Central Cumberland colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Central Cumberland on 31 August 1877 because the seats of William Long and John Lackey were declared vacant as they had been appointed to positions in the fourth Robertson ministry. Long was appointed Colonial Treasurer,[1] and Lackey was appointed Minister of Justice and Public Instruction.[2] Such ministerial by-elections were usually uncontested however on this occasion, only Thomas Garrett (Camden) and Ezekiel Baker (Goldfields South) were unopposed. While the other ministers, John Robertson (West Sydney), John Davies (East Sydney) and Edward Combes (Orange) were opposed, all were re-elected.[3]

DatesEdit

Date Event
17 August 1877 William Long,[1] and John Lackey,[2] were appointed to the fourth Robertson ministry.
18 August 1877 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[4]
27 August 1877 Nominations
31 August 1877 Polling day
17 September 1877 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1877 Central Cumberland by-election
Friday 31 August [5]
Candidate Votes %
John Lackey (elected 1) 874 54.8
William Long (elected 2) 722 45.2
Robert Graham 134 10.8
Jeremiah O'Connell 52 4.2
Total formal votes 1,236 99.2
Informal votes 10 0.0
Turnout 1,246 27.4 [a]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ based on an electoral roll of 2,270 at the 1875 by-election

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William Alexander Long (1839–1915)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Sir John Lackey (1830-1903)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1874-5 by-elections". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Writ of election: Central Cumberland". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 267. 18 August 1877. p. 3197. Retrieved 24 August 2020 – via Trove.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1877 Central Cumberland by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 August 2020.