1877 Williams colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of The Williams on 12 February 1877 because of the resignation of William Watson.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
16 January 1877 William Watson resigned from parliament.[1]
17 January 1877 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
5 February 1877 Nominations in Dungog
12 February 1877 Polling day
23 February 1877 Return of writ

CandidatesEdit

  • John Nowlan was a cattle breeder from Maitland who had represented The Williams from 1866 until 1874.

ResultEdit

1877 The Williams by-election
Monday 12 February [3]
Candidate Votes %
William Johnston (elected) 526 56.4
John Nowlan 409 43.6
Total formal votes 938 98.4
Informal votes 15 1.6
Turnout 953 68.2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William (Bourn Russell) Watson (1815-1877)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: The Williams". New South Wales Government Gazette (23). 17 January 1877. p. 223. Retrieved 6 June 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "February 1877 The Williams by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2019.