1889 Newcastle colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Newcastle on 12 October 1889 because of the resignation of William Grahame who had financial difficulties.[1][2]

DatesEdit

Date Event
3 October 1889 William Grahame made bankrupt,[3] and resigned.[1]
4 October 1889 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[4]
10 October 1889 Day of nomination
12 October 1889 Polling day
24 October 1889 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1889 Newcastle by-election
Saturday 12 October [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade James Curley (elected) 2,173 51.8
Protectionist William Grahame (defeated) 2,022 48.2
Total formal votes 4,195 98.6 -0.8
Informal votes 61 1.4 +0.8
Turnout 4,256 64.2 -10.9
Free Trade gain from Protectionist  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr William Grahame (2) (1875–1945)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1889 Newcastle by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ "In bankruptcy: re William Grahame". New South Wales Government Gazette (538). 11 October 1889. p. 7213. Retrieved 28 April 2021 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Writ of election: Newcastle". New South Wales Government Gazette (530). 4 October 1889. p. 7079. Retrieved 8 November 2019 – via Trove.