1937 Gordon state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Gordon on 7 August 1937 because of the resignation of Sir Philip Goldfinch (United Australia).[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
5 July 1937 Sir Philip Goldfinch resigned.[1]
16 July 1937 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
27 July 1937 Nominations
7 August 1937 Polling day
19 August 1937 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1937 Gordon by-election
Saturday 7 August [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Australia Harry Turner 11,902 61.82
Independent Sydney Storey 7,351 38.18
Total formal votes 19,253 98.00
Informal votes 393 2.00
Turnout 19,646 89.54
United Australia hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Philip Henry Macarthur Goldfinch (1884–1943)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Gordon". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 99. 16 July 1937. p. 2759. Retrieved 18 September 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1937 Gordon by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2020.