Edmund Lonsdale

Edmund Lonsdale (31 October 1843 – 4 October 1913) was an Australian politician. Born in Morpeth, New South Wales, he was schooled in Maitland before becoming a bricklayer, builder and contractor. He was also an alderman on Armidale Shire Council.[1]

Edmund Lonsdale
Edmund Lonsdale.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for New England
In office
16 December 1903 – 12 December 1906
Preceded byWilliam Sawers
Succeeded byFrank Foster
Personal details
Born31 October 1843
Morpeth, New South Wales
Died4 October 1913(1913-10-04) (aged 69)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyFree Trade Party
OccupationBricklayer, builder

At the 1891 election he stood as a Free Trade candidate for New England and was the third of three members elected.[2] Multi-member electorates were abolished for the 1894 election and Lonsdale was the Free Trade candidate for Armidale, however he was unsuccessful.[3] He stood again at the Armidale and was elected with 50.4% of the vote.[4] He only held the seat for one term, defeated by Charles Wilson at the 1898 election , with 43.7% of the vote.[5]

Lonsdale was unsuccessful at the 1901 federal election for the seat of New England,[6] but then returned to the Legislative Assembly, defeating Wilson at the 1901 state election, with 50.8% of the vote.[7] He resigned in 1903 to successfully contest New England at the 1903 federal election.[8] He only held the seat for one term, defeated at the 1906 federal election[9] Lonsdale again then returned to the Legislative Assembly at the 1907 state election, with 52.0% of the vote,[10] holding the seat at the 1910 state election, with 51.3% of the vote,[11]

Wilson died in office in 1913 aged 69.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Edmund Lonsdale (1843-1913)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 New England". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1894 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1895 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1898 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  6. ^ Carr, Adam. "1901 legislative election: House of Representatives: New South Wales". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  7. ^ Green, Antony. "1901 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  8. ^ Carr, Adam. "1903 legislative election: House of Representatives: New South Wales". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  9. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 legislative election: House of Representatives: New South Wales". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  10. ^ Green, Antony. "1907 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  11. ^ Green, Antony. "1910 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
New (third) seat
Member for New England
1891 – 1894
Served alongside: Inglis, Copeland
Succeeded by
Abolished
Preceded by
Henry Copeland
Member for Armidale
1895 – 1898
Succeeded by
Charles Wilson
Preceded by
Charles Wilson
Member for Armidale
1901 – 1903
Succeeded by
Sydney Kearney
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
William Sawers
Member for New England
1903 – 1906
Succeeded by
Frank Foster
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Sydney Kearney
Member for Armidale
1907 – 1913
Succeeded by
George Braund