1931 Annandale state by-election

The 1931 Annandale state by-election was held on 18 April 1931 for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Annandale because the seat of Robert Stuart-Robertson (Labor) was declared vacant on 9 April 1931 as he had been declared bankrupt.[1]

Stuart-Robertson re-contested and was returned with a reduced majority. There was some controversy over using Anzac Day for the by-election.[1] He defeated the Independent candidate Harry Meatheringham who had contested four previous elections in the seats of Auburn, North Shore and North Sydney,[2] as well as Communist William Morrison and another Independent Martha Simpson, two first time candidates who never stood again.[3][4]

ResultsEdit

1931 Annandale by-election
18 April [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Robert Stuart-Robertson (re-elected) 8,864 68.44
Independent Martha Simpson 3,237 24.99
Independent Harry David Meatheringham 428 3.30
Communist William John Morrison 423 3.27
Total formal votes 12,952 93.28
Informal votes 933 6.72
Turnout 13,885 80.34 [a]
Labor hold Swing

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Estimate based on a roll of 17,245 at the 1930 election.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Green, Antony. "1931 results Annandale by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "Index to Candidates: McKeig to Melouney". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Index to Candidates: Moore to Murdoch". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Index to Candidates: Shipway to Smithers". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1930 Annandale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.