1882 New South Wales colonial election
The 1882 New South Wales colonial election was held between 30 November and 21 December 1882. This election was for all of the 113 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and it was conducted in 40 single-member constituencies, 26 2-member constituencies, three 3-member constituencies and three 4-member constituencies, all with a first past the post system. Suffrage was limited to adult male British subjects, resident in New South Wales. The previous parliament of New South Wales was dissolved on 23 November 1882 by the Governor, Lord Augustus Loftus, on the advice of the Premier, Sir Henry Parkes.
All 113 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
57 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.
|23 November 1882||The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|28 November to 15 December 1882||Nominations for candidates for the election closed.|
|30 November to 21 December 1882||Polling days.|
|3 January 1883||Opening of new Parliament.|
|Summary of votes by party|
- "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006". New South Wales Parliament.