Electoral district of Macleay

Macleay was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales established in 1880 in the Macleay River area. Between 1889 and 1894, it elected two members with voters casting two votes and the two leading candidates being elected. In 1894, it was abolished, partly replaced by Raleigh.[1][2][3] Under the spelling conventions of the time it was generally spelled M'Leay.

Members for MacleayEdit

Single-member (1880–1889)
Member Party Term
  Robert Smith None 1880–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1889
Two members (1889–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Otho Dangar Protectionist 1889–1893   Patrick Hogan Protectionist 1889–1894
  Francis Clarke Protectionist 1893–1894

Election resultsEdit

1893 The Macleay by-election
Monday 29 May [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protectionist Francis Clarke (elected) 1,035 55.0
Ind. Protectionist Otho Dangar (defeated) 846 45.0
Total formal votes 1,881 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,881 59.8 [a]
Protectionist gain from Ind. Protectionist Swing
The by-election was caused by the resignation of Otho Dangar (Protectionist) due to bankruptcy.[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ estimate based on an electoral roll of 3,148 at the 1891 election.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Macleay". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1893 Macleay by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 Macleay". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 October 2020.