1882 Yass Plains colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Yass Plains on 10 January 1882 because of the death of Michael Fitzpatrick.[1]

Dates edit

Date Event
10 December 1881 Michael Fitzpatrick died.[1]
14 December 1882 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
4 January 1882 Nominations
10 January 1882 Polling day
24 January 1882 Return of writ

Candidates edit

  • Dr Allan Campbell was a local surgeon. This was his only candidacy for the Legislative Assembly.

Result edit

1882 Yass Plains by-election
Tuesday 10 January [3]
Candidate Votes %
Louis Heydon (elected) 674 53.7
Allan Campbell 580 46.3
Total formal votes 1,254 97.2
Informal votes 36 2.8
Turnout 1,290 68.2

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Michael Fitzpatrick (1816-1881)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Yass Plains". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 523. 14 December 1882. p. 6413. Retrieved 28 May 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1882 Yass Plains by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.