1879 East Sydney colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of East Sydney on 15 July 1879 because Alexander Stuart resigned.[1] Stuart had been appointed agent-general however he was unable to take up the position due to financial difficulties.[2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
25 November 1879 Alexander Stuart resigned.[1]
26 November 1879 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
15 December 1879 Nominations
17 December 1879 Polling day
23 December 1879 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1879 East Sydney by-election
Wednesday 17 December [4]
Candidate Votes %
Arthur Renwick (elected) 4,663 61.5
Robert Tooth 2,748 36.2
John Dowie 147 1.9
Thomas Dalveen 28 0.4
Total formal votes 7,586 98.9
Informal votes 82 1.1
Turnout 7,668 54.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Alexander Stuart (1824–1886)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ Nairn, Bede; Rutledge, Martha. "Stuart, Sir Alexander (1824–1886)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: East Sydney". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 416. 26 November 1879. p. 5253. Retrieved 9 September 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "August 1879 East Sydney by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 September 2020.