1949 Cessnock state by-election

A by-election for the seat of Cessnock in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly was held on 8 October 1949. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Jack Baddeley (Labor) to accept the position of Chairman of the State Coal Mine Authority.[1][2]

A by-election for the seat of Redfern was held on the same day.

DatesEdit

Date Event
8 September 1949 Jack Baddeley resigned.[2]
14 September 1949 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[3]
20 September 1949 Close of nominations
8 October 1949 Polling day
8 November 1949 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1949 Cessnock by-election
Saturday 8 October [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Crook 16,204 80.50
Communist John Tapp 3,925 19.50
Total formal votes 20,129 95.83
Informal votes 877 4.17
Turnout 21,006 89.99
Labor hold Swing  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1949 Cessnock by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mr John Marcus Baddeley (1881–1953)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Writ of election: Cessnock". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 178. 14 September 1949. p. 2727. Retrieved 1 October 2019 – via Trove.