December 1856 Sydney City colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Sydney City ion 30 December 1856 because of the resignation of Henry Parkes due to financial difficulties with his newspaper The Empire.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
19 December 1856 Henry Parkes resigned.[1]
22 December 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
29 December 1856 Nominations
30 December 1856 Polling day
6 January 1867 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1856 Sydney City by-election
Tuesday 30 December [3]
Candidate Votes %
William Dalley (elected) 1,998 57.2
John Fairfax 1,493 42.8
Total formal votes 3,491 100.0
Informal votes 0 0
Turnout 3,491 25.2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: Sydney City". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 188. 23 December 1856. p. 3132. Retrieved 25 June 2021 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Sydney City by-election 2 1856". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.