1939 Hurstville state by-election

The 1939 Hurstville state by-election was held on 18 March 1939 for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Hurstville because of the death of James Webb (United Australia).[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
14 February 1939 Death of James Webb.[1]
24 February 1939 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
3 March 1939 Nominations
18 March 1939 Polling day
31 March 1939 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1939 Hurstville by-election
Saturday 18 March [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Industrial Labor Clive Evatt 7,017 33.8
United Australia Alfred Thomas 7,925 38.1 -18.0
Labor John McGrath 5,852 28.1 -15.8
Total formal votes 20,794 98.5 +0.6
Informal votes 309 1.5 -0.6
Turnout 21,103 93.9 -3.2
Two-party-preferred result
Industrial Labor Clive Evatt 12,168 58.5
United Australia Alfred Thomas 8,626 41.5 -14.6
Industrial Labor gain from United Australia Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Captain James Eli Webb (1887-1939)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Hurstville". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 34. 24 February 1939. p. 1001. Retrieved 26 March 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1939 Hurstville by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 March 2021.