1882 Northumberland colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Northumberland on 18 January 1882 because of the resignation of William Turner.[1] Members of parliament were unpaid at the time. Turner was paid by a subscription, said to be £0.08 per member of the Reform League. Subscriptions however proved to be inadequate to support him and he resigned from parliament.[2]

Dates edit

Date Event
20 December 1881 William Turner resigned.[1]
23 December 1881 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
16 January 1882 Nominations at Waratah
18 January 1882 Polling day
20 February 1882 Return of writ

Candidates edit

  • William Grisdale was an auctioneer and Newcastle Alderman. This was his first time standing for the Legislative Assembly and he died the following month.

Result edit

1882 Northumberland by-election
Wednesday 18 January [5]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Hungerford (elected) 1,339 53.7
William Grisdale 1,155 46.3
Total formal votes 2,494 98.4
Informal votes 40 1.6
Turnout 2,534 71.0

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William Turner (1837-1916)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Death of Mr W Turner". Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate. 26 April 1916. p. 9. Retrieved 29 May 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Northumberland". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 563. 23 December 1881. p. 6759. Retrieved 29 May 2021 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Mr Thomas Hungerford (1823-1904)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1882 Northumberland by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 May 2021.