1939 Waverley state by-election

The 1939 Waverley state by-election was held on 22 April 1939 for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Waverley because of the death of John Waddell (United Australia).[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
15 March 1939 Death of John Waddell.[1]
24 March 1939 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
3 April 1939 Nominations
22 April 1939 Polling day
5 May 1939 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1939 Waverley by-election
Saturday 22 April [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Industrial Labor Clarrie Martin 6,397 34.8
United Australia Ella Waddell [a] 6,539 34.6 -16.8
Labor James Ormonde 5,630 30.6 -18.0
Total formal votes 18,386 98.0 -0.1
Informal votes 370 2.0 +0.1
Turnout 18,756 93.0 -1.9
Two-party-preferred result
Industrial Labor Clarrie Martin 10,477 56.8
United Australia Ella Waddell [a] 7,939 43.2 -8.2
Industrial Labor gain from United Australia Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ella Waddell was the widow of former member John Waddell.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr John William Waddell (1891–1939)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Waverley". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 49. 24 March 1939. p. 1453. Retrieved 26 March 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1939 Waverley by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 March 2021.