1937 Woollahra state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Woollahra on 26 June 1937 because of the death of Sir Daniel Levy (United Australia).[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
20 May 1937 Sir Daniel Levy died.[1]
2 June 1937 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
14 June 1937 Nominations
26 June 1937 Polling day
9 July 1937 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1937 Woollahra by-election
Saturday 26 June [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Australia George Grant 6,686 46.3 -25.6
Independent UAP Harold Mason 6,173 42.7
Independent UAP George McDonald 1,595 11.0
Total formal votes 14,644 96.1 -0.7
Informal votes 585 3.9 +0.7
Turnout 15,038 80.5 -10.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent UAP Harold Mason 7,331 50.7
United Australia George Grant 7,123 49.3 -22.6
Independent UAP gain from United Australia Swing N/A

AftermathEdit

Harold Mason did not serve long, retiring at the general election on 26 March 1938.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Daniel Levy (1872–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Woollahra". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 78. 2 June 1937. p. 2125. Retrieved 28 March 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1937 Woollahra by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Mr Harold Harvey Mason (1890-1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.