1946 Ashfield state by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Ashfield on 9 November 1946 because of the resignation of Athol Richardson (Liberal) to contest the federal seat of Parkes at the 1946 election.[1] Richardson was narrowly defeated,[2] and nominated as a candidate to regain the seat.[3]

DatesEdit

Date Event
16 August 1946 Athol Richardson resigned.[1]
28 September 1946 Federal election.[2]
15 October 1946 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[4]
21 October 1946 Nominations
9 November 1946 Polling day
27 November 1946 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1946 Ashfield by-election
Saturday 9 November [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Athol Richardson (re-elected) 12,036 56.5 +3.1
Labor William Peters 9,265 43.5 -3.1
Total formal votes 21,301 98.9 +2.1
Informal votes 231 1.1 -2.1
Turnout 21,532 87.6 -6.2
Liberal hold Swing +3.1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Hon. Athol Railton Richardson (1897-1982)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b "1946 legislative election: House of Representatives - New South Wales". Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1946 Ashfield by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Writ of election: Ashfield". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 118. 15 October 1946. p. 2363. Retrieved 31 July 2020 – via Trove.