1880 New South Wales colonial election
The 1880 New South Wales colonial election was held between 17 November and 2 December 1880. This election was for all of the 108 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and it was conducted in 43 single-member constituencies, 25 2-member constituencies, one 3-member constituency and three 4-member constituencies, all with a first past the post system. Suffrage was limited to adult white males. The previous parliament of New South Wales was dissolved on 9 November 1880 by the Governor, Lord Augustus Loftus, on the advice of the Premier, Sir Henry Parkes.
All 108 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
54 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
There was no recognisable party structure at this election; instead the government was determined by a loose, shifting factional system.
|9 November 1880||The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|15 to 25 November 1880||Nominations for candidates for the election closed.|
|17 November to 2 December 1880||Polling days.|
|15 December 1880||Opening of new Parliament.|
|Summary of votes by party|
- "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006". New South Wales Parliament.