1928 Hamilton state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Hamilton on 5 October 1928 because of the death of David Murray (Labor).[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
8 May 1928 David Murray died.[1]
14 August 1928 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
21 August 1928 Nominations
8 September 1928 Polling day
21 September 1928 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1928 Hamilton by-election
Saturday 8 September [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor James Smith 5,851 48.0 -10.6
Protestant Labor Walter Skelton 4,851 38.8 +31.5
Nationalist Henry Cornish 1,468 12.0 -8.5
Independent James Iceton 23 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 12,193 98.9 +1.0
Informal votes 140 1.1 -1.0
Turnout 12,333 70.9 -14.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor James Smith 5,968 51.2
Protestant Labor Walter Skelton 5,684 48.8
Labor hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr David Murray (1885–1928)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Hamilton". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 109. 14 August 1928. p. 3811. Retrieved 23 September 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1928 Hamilton by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 September 2020.