1906 Queanbeyan state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Queanbeyan on 24 November 1906 because the seat of Alan Millard (Liberal Reform) was declared vacant because he was convicted of a felony, misappropriating £5 of a client's money.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
2 November 1905 Millard convicted.[2]
1 February 1906 Millard sentenced.[3]
23 February 1906 Supreme Court dismissed Millard's appeal.[4]
12 March 1906 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[5]
27 March 1906 Nominations
7 April 1906 Polling day
27 April 1906 High Court refused Millard special leave to appeal.[6]
28 April 1906 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1906 Queanbeyan by-election
Saturday 7 April [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reform Granville Ryrie 2,028 51.0
Labour Henry Hungerford 1,948 49.0
Total formal votes 3,976 99.2
Informal votes 31 0.8
Turnout 4,007 61.3 [a]
Liberal Reform hold  

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ estimate based on an electoral roll of 6,537 at the 1904 election.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Alan Major Millard (1856-1915)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Quarter Sessions: convicted of larceny, a peculiar case. Allegation of political spite". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 November 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 4 December 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Quarter sessions: the case of Major Millard". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 February 1906. p. 3. Retrieved 4 December 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Conviction of a member of Parliament". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 February 1906. p. 9. Retrieved 4 December 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Writ of election: Queanbeyan". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 124. 13 March 1906. p. 5885. Retrieved 5 December 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ Millard v R [1906] HCA 22, (1906) 3 CLR 827 (27 April 1906), High Court.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1906 Queanbeyan by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1904 Queanbeyan". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.