Electoral results for the district of Upper Hunter

Upper Hunter, an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, has had three incarnations, the first from 1859 to 1894, the second from 1904 to 1920, and the third from 1927 to the present.[1][2][3][4]

MembersEdit

First incarnation (1856–1894)
Election Member Party
1859   John Robertson None
1860
1861 by Thomas Dangar
1864 James White
1868 by Archibald Bell
1869
1872 John Creed
1874 Francis White
1875 by 1 Thomas Hungerford
1875 by 2 John McElhone
1877 Member Party
1880   John McLaughlin None
1882
1883 by
1885 Robert Fitzgerald Thomas Hungerford
1887   Free Trade   John McElhone Free Trade
1889   Protectionist   William Abbott Protectionist
1891   Thomas Williams Labor
 
Second incarnation (1904–1920)
Election Member Party
1904   William Fleming Liberal Reform
1907
1910 by   William Ashford Labor
1910   Henry Willis Liberal Reform
1913   Mac Abbott Farmers and Settlers
1917   Nationalist
1918   William Cameron Nationalist
 
Third incarnation (1927–present)
Election Member Party
1927   William Cameron Nationalist
1930
1931 by   Malcolm Brown Independent Country
1932   Country
1935
1938
1939 by D'Arcy Rose
1941
1944
1947
1950
1953
1956
1959 Leon Punch
1962 Frank O'Keefe
1965
1968
1970 by Col Fisher
1971
1973
1976
1978 National Country
1981
1984 National
1988 George Souris
1991
1995
1999
2004
2007
2011
2015 Michael Johnsen
2019
2021 by Dave Layzell

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 2020sEdit

2021Edit

2021 Upper Hunter by-election [5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Dave Layzell 14,805 31.20 −2.79
Labor Jeff Drayton 10,055 21.19 −7.46
One Nation Dale McNamara 5,845 12.32 +12.32
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Sue Gilroy 5,676 11.96 −10.08
Independent Kirsty O'Connell 4,176 8.80 +8.80
Independent Tracy Norman 1,951 4.11 +4.11
Greens Sue Abbott 1,648 3.47 −1.31
Independent Steven Reynolds 1,027 2.16 +2.16
Liberal Democrats Eva Pears 698 1.47 −2.96
Independent Kate Fraser 644 1.36 +1.36
Animal Justice Michael Dello-Iacovo 397 0.84 −1.14
Sustainable Australia Calum Blair 375 0.79 −1.43
Independent Archie Lea 156 0.33 +0.33
Total formal votes 47,453 97.47 +0.85
Informal votes 1,234 2.53 −0.85
Turnout 48,687 86.74 −3.80
Two-party-preferred result
National Dave Layzell 18,484 55.82 +3.26
Labor Jeff Drayton 14,631 44.18 −3.26
National hold Swing +3.26

Elections in the 2010sEdit

2019Edit

2019 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Michael Johnsen 16,492 33.99 −4.88
Labor Melanie Dagg 13,900 28.65 −3.89
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Lee Watts 10,697 22.04 +22.04
Greens Tony Lonergan 2,320 4.78 −0.73
Liberal Democrats Mark Ellis 2,151 4.43 +4.43
Sustainable Australia Calum Blair 1,077 2.22 +2.22
Animal Justice Claire Robertson 961 1.98 +1.98
Christian Democrats Richard Stretton 927 1.91 −0.21
Total formal votes 48,525 96.61 −0.30
Informal votes 1,701 3.39 +0.30
Turnout 50,226 90.54 −0.70
Two-party-preferred result
National Michael Johnsen 19,341 52.56 +0.35
Labor Melanie Dagg 17,456 47.44 −0.35
National hold Swing +0.35

2015Edit

2015 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Michael Johnsen 18,384 38.9 −15.6
Labor Martin Rush 15,387 32.5 +14.3
Independent Lee Watts 9,170 19.4 +19.4
Greens John Kaye 2,608 5.5 −0.1
Christian Democrats Richard Stretton 1,003 2.1 −0.3
No Land Tax Louisa Checchin 744 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 47,296 96.9 +0.4
Informal votes 1,506 3.1 −0.4
Turnout 48,802 91.2 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Michael Johnsen 20,496 52.2 −20.8
Labor Martin Rush 18,764 47.8 +20.8
National hold Swing −20.8

2011Edit

2011 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 24,555 54.7 -5.5
Independent Tim Duddy 8,653 19.3 +19.3
Labor Michael Gibbons 8,047 17.9 -13.4
Greens Chris Parker 2,563 5.7 -2.8
Christian Democrats Fred Cowley 1,109 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 44,927 97.2 -0.7
Informal votes 1,276 2.8 +0.7
Turnout 46,203 93.7
Notional two-party-preferred count
National George Souris 27,723 73.3 +8.6
Labor Michael Gibbons 10,087 26.7 -8.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
National George Souris 26,179 68.3 +3.5
Independent Tim Duddy 12,161 31.7 +31.7
National hold Swing +3.5

Elections in the 2000sEdit

2007Edit

2007 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 26,342 60.2 +16.9
Labor Jennifer Lecky 13,685 31.3 -4.4
Greens Bev Smiles 3,731 8.5 +2.9
Total formal votes 43,758 97.9 -0.2
Informal votes 939 2.1 +0.2
Turnout 44,697 94.1
Two-party-preferred result
National George Souris 27,189 64.7 +7.4
Labor Jennifer Lecky 14,807 35.3 -7.4
National hold Swing +7.4

2003Edit

2003 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 21,251 55.1 +5.9
Labor Chris Connor 12,310 31.9 +0.2
Greens Neil Strachan 2,285 5.9 +2.9
Independent Steven Lawler 1,420 3.7 +3.7
One Nation David Churches 1,332 3.5 -9.3
Total formal votes 38,598 96.1 +0.0
Informal votes 748 1.9 -0.0
Turnout 39,346 93.3
Two-party-preferred result
National George Souris 22,446 62.7 +2.2
Labor Chris Connor 13,345 37.3 -2.2
National hold Swing +2.2

Elections in the 1990sEdit

1999Edit

1999 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 19,307 49.2 -16.4
Labor Chris Connor 12,450 31.7 +0.8
One Nation Barrie Lawn 5,030 12.8 +12.8
Greens Neil Strachan 1,195 3.0 +3.0
Citizens Electoral Council George Easey 670 1.7 +1.7
Christian Democrats Derrick Paxton 626 1.6 +1.1
Total formal votes 39,278 98.1 +4.8
Informal votes 756 1.9 -4.8
Turnout 40,034 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
National George Souris 21,250 60.5 -8.1
Labor Chris Connor 13,880 39.5 +8.1
National hold Swing -8.1

1995Edit

1995 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 23,421 69.0 +10.8
Labor Pat Baks 10,521 31.0 -0.9
Total formal votes 33,942 93.0 +0.1
Informal votes 2,542 7.0 -0.1
Turnout 36,484 94.7
National hold Swing +4.3

1991Edit

1991 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 19,262 58.2 -4.5
Labor Pat Baks 10,554 31.9 +0.6
Country Residents Robert Duff 2,177 6.6 +6.6
Citizens Electoral Council Margaret Hawkins 1,115 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 33,108 93.0 -4.6
Informal votes 2,511 7.0 +4.6
Turnout 35,619 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
National George Souris 20,661 64.7 -2.5
Labor Pat Baks 11,274 35.3 +2.5
National hold Swing -2.5

Elections in the 1980sEdit

1988Edit

1988 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National George Souris 20,055 67.8 +9.7
Labor Colleen Green 9,522 32.2 -8.3
Total formal votes 29,577 97.0 -1.9
Informal votes 900 3.0 +1.9
Turnout 30,477 94.0
National hold Swing +9.1

1984Edit

1984 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Col Fisher 18,999 59.5 +3.1
Labor Colleen Green 12,926 40.5 -3.1
Total formal votes 31,925 98.6 +0.6
Informal votes 456 1.4 -0.6
Turnout 32,381 93.9 +1.1
National hold Swing +3.1

1981Edit

1981 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Country Col Fisher 16,640 56.4 +2.0
Labor Ronald Brumpton 12,886 43.6 -2.0
Total formal votes 29,526 98.0
Informal votes 589 2.0
Turnout 30,115 92.8
National Country hold Swing +2.0

Elections in the 1970sEdit

1978Edit

1978 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Country Col Fisher 13,818 54.4 -8.3
Labor Ronald Brumpton 11,597 45.6 +8.3
Total formal votes 25,415 98.3 -0.3
Informal votes 436 1.7 +0.3
Turnout 25,851 95.2 +0.1
National Country hold Swing -8.3

1976Edit

1976 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Col Fisher 15,432 62.7 +1.5
Labor Michael Reddy 9,164 37.3 +1.8
Total formal votes 24,596 98.6 -0.2
Informal votes 357 1.4 +0.2
Turnout 24,953 95.1 -0.1
Country hold Swing -1.1

1973Edit

1973 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Col Fisher 14,413 61.2 +4.6
Labor Kenneth Cosgrove 8,360 35.5 -7.9
Democratic Labor Kathleen Buckingham 711 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 23,544 98.8
Informal votes 277 1.2
Turnout 23,821 95.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Col Fisher 15,030 63.8 +7.2
Labor Kenneth Cosgrove 8,514 36.2 -7.2
Country hold Swing +7.2

1971Edit

1971 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Col Fisher 9,631 48.1 -17.1
Labor Kenneth Cosgrove 5,922 29.6 -4.9
Labor Alexander Trevallion 4,474 22.3 +22.3
Total formal votes 20,027 98.8
Informal votes 248 1.2
Turnout 20,275 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country Col Fisher 10,347 51.7 -13.8
Labor Alexander Trevallion 9,680 48.3 +13.8
Country hold Swing -13.8

1970 by-electionEdit

1970 Upper Hunter by-election
Saturday 14 February [24]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Col Fisher 7,092 36.8 -28.6
Labor Roger Nott 8,501 44.1 +9.6
Liberal Ivor Peebles 3,666 19.0
Total formal votes 19,259 99.0 -0.1
Informal votes 196 1.0 +0.1
Turnout 19,455 90.4 -5.6
Two-party-preferred result
Country Col Fisher 9,929 51.6 -13.9
Labor Roger Nott 9,330 48.4 +13.9
Country hold Swing -13.9
Frank O'Keefe (Country) resigned to successfully contest the federal seat of Paterson.[24]

Elections in the 1960sEdit

1968Edit

1968 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Frank O'Keefe 12,860 65.5 +1.8
Labor Leo Musgrave 6,785 34.5 -1.8
Total formal votes 19,645 99.1
Informal votes 184 0.9
Turnout 19,829 96.0
Country hold Swing +1.8

1965Edit

1965 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Frank O'Keefe 10,797 63.7 +13.3
Labor Leslie Uhrig 6,162 36.3 −13.3
Total formal votes 16,959 99.1 −0.3
Informal votes 145 0.9 +0.3
Turnout 17,104 95.6 −0.4
Country hold Swing +13.3

1962Edit

1962 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Frank O'Keefe 8,651 50.4 +10.4
Labor Geoffrey Heuston 8,517 49.6 +8.8
Total formal votes 17,168 99.4
Informal votes 97 0.6
Turnout 17,265 96.0
Country hold Swing −2.1

Elections in the 1950sEdit

1959Edit

1959 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[28]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Geoffrey Heuston 6,564 40.8
Country Leon Punch 6,430 40.0
Independent George Adams 2,025 12.6
Independent John Moore 1,066 6.6
Total formal votes 16,085 98.4
Informal votes 263 1.6
Turnout 16,348 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
Country Leon Punch 8,442 52.5
Labor Geoffrey Heuston 7,643 47.5
Country hold Swing

1956Edit

1956 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[29]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 9,166 57.0 +1.7
Labor Albert Khan 6,907 43.0 −1.7
Total formal votes 16,073 99.4 +0.3
Informal votes 99 0.6 −0.3
Turnout 16,172 94.6 −1.1
Country hold Swing +1.7

1953Edit

1953 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[30]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 8,791 55.3
Labor George McGuirk 7,093 44.7
Total formal votes 15,884 99.1
Informal votes 144 0.9
Turnout 16,028 95.7
Country hold Swing

1950Edit

1950 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 9,512 63.1
Labor Leonard Neville 5,571 36.9
Total formal votes 15,083 98.3
Informal votes 261 1.7
Turnout 15,344 85.9
Country hold Swing

Elections in the 1940sEdit

1947Edit

1947 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[32]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 9,341 63.5 +5.9
Labor John Speers 5,377 36.5 -5.9
Total formal votes 14,718 98.9 +0.9
Informal votes 165 1.1 -0.9
Turnout 14,883 94.7 +3.7
Country hold Swing +5.9

1944Edit

1944 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 7,506 57.6 +1.6
Labor Walter Geraghty 5,528 42.4 -1.6
Total formal votes 13,034 98.0 -0.6
Informal votes 267 2.0 +0.6
Turnout 13,301 91.0 -3.4
Country hold Swing +1.6

1941Edit

1941 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[34]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country D'Arcy Rose 7,607 56.0
Labor Walter Geraghty 5,969 44.0
Total formal votes 13,576 98.6
Informal votes 187 1.4
Turnout 13,763 94.2
Country hold Swing

Elections in the 1930sEdit

1939 by-electionEdit

1939 Upper Hunter by-election
Saturday 7 October [35]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor James Russell 5,470 42.5
Country D'Arcy Rose 2,099 16.3
Independent UAP Augustine Marshall 2,031 15.8
Country Arie Dorsman 1,682 13.1
Country Marcus Hyndes 1,596 12.4
Total formal votes 12,878 96.8
Informal votes 433 3.3
Turnout 13,311 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country D'Arcy Rose 6,489 50.4
Labor James Russell 6,389 49.6
Country hold Swing
Malcolm Brown (Country) died.[35]

1938Edit

1935Edit

1935 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[37]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Malcolm Brown 7,573 54.0 -2.4
Labor (NSW) John Wood 4,274 30.5 +4.0
Independent UAP William Chapman 2,178 15.5 +15.5
Total formal votes 14,025 98.5 -0.2
Informal votes 211 1.5 +0.2
Turnout 14,236 96.0 -0.3
Country hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed.

1932Edit

1932 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[38]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Malcolm Brown 7,380 56.4 +56.4
Labor (NSW) Joseph Shakespeare 3,467 26.5 -16.5
Independent Arie Dorsman 2,232 17.1 +17.1
Total formal votes 13,079 98.7 +1.9
Informal votes 176 1.3 -1.9
Turnout 13,255 96.3 -1.8
Country gain from United Australia Swing N/A
William Cameron (Nationalist) died and Malcolm Brown (Independent Country) won the resulting by-election, standing as a Country candidate at this election.

1931 by-electionEdit

1931 Upper Hunter by-election
Saturday 13 June [39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist Alister McMullin 5,216 45.7 -10.6
Independent Country Malcolm Brown 3,964 34.7
Independent Labor Percy Forsyth 2,173 19.0
Communist William Richards 65 0.6
Total formal votes 11,418 96.6 -0.2
Informal votes 406 3.4 +0.2
Turnout 11,824 89.6 [a] -8.5
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Country Malcolm Brown 6,078 52.5
Nationalist Alister McMullin 5,494 47.5
Independent Country gain from Nationalist Swing
William Cameron (Nationalist) died.[39]

1930Edit

1930 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[40]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist William Cameron 7,052 56.3
Labor Albert Burns 5,383 43.0
Communist Henry Scanlon 96 0.8
Total formal votes 12,531 96.8
Informal votes 417 3.2
Turnout 12,948 98.1
Nationalist hold Swing

Elections in the 1920sEdit

1927Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1927 New South Wales state election § Upper Hunter
1927 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[41]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist William Cameron 7,561 66.3
Labor James Russell 3,843 33.7
Total formal votes 11,404 98.6
Informal votes 163 1.4
Turnout 11,567 81.9
Nationalist win (new seat)

1920 - 1927Edit

District abolished

Elections in the 1910sEdit

1918 by-electionEdit

1918 Upper Hunter by-election
Saturday 8 June [42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist William Cameron 4,010 51.8 -3.9
Labor Sam Toombs 3,732 48.2 +3.9
Total formal votes 7,742 100.0 +1.0
Informal votes 0 0.0 -1.0
Turnout 7,742 63.5 +2.9
Nationalist hold Swing
Mac Abbott (Nationalist) resigned.[42]

1917Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1917 New South Wales state election § Upper Hunter
1917 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[43]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist Mac Abbott 3,811 55.7 +5.6
Labor Robert Kennedy 3,034 44.3 +2.8
Total formal votes 6,845 99.0 +2.0
Informal votes 66 1.0 -2.0
Turnout 6,911 60.7 -11.7
Nationalist hold Swing +5.6

1913Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1913 New South Wales state election § Upper Hunter
1913 New South Wales state election: Upper Hunter[44]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farmers and Settlers Mac Abbott[b] 3,803 50.1
Labor George Cann 3,149 41.5
Independent Liberal Henry Willis 640 8.4
Total formal votes 7,592 97.0
Informal votes 233 3.0
Turnout 7,825 72.4
Farmers and Settlers gain from Liberal Reform  

The sitting member was Henry Willis (Liberal Reform) who stood as an independent, describing himself as a radical liberal.[44]

1910Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1910 New South Wales state election § The Upper Hunter
1910 New South Wales state election: The Upper Hunter[45]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reform Henry Willis 3,225 51.9
Labour William Ashford 2,995 48.2
Total formal votes 6,220 98.7
Informal votes 84 1.3
Turnout 6,304 74.6
Liberal Reform gain from Labour  

1910 by-electionEdit

1910 The Upper Hunter by-election
Wednesday 13 April [46]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor William Ashford 2,365 54.4 +8.0
Liberal Reform James Waller 1,979 45.6 -4.2
Total formal votes 4,344 98.6 +1.2
Informal votes 62 1.4 -1.2
Turnout 4,406 62.7 [c] -4.8
Labor gain from Liberal Reform Swing
William Fleming (Liberal Reform) resigned to unsuccessfully contest the federal seat of New England.[46]

Elections in the 1900sEdit

1907Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1907 New South Wales state election § The Upper Hunter
1907 New South Wales state election: The Upper Hunter[47]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reform William Fleming 2,301 49.8
Labour William Ashford 2,146 46.4
Independent Edward Eagar 117 2.5
Independent Wilfred Young 57 1.2
Total formal votes 4,621 97.4
Informal votes 123 2.6
Turnout 4,744 67.5
Liberal Reform hold  

1904Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1904 New South Wales state election § The Upper Hunter
1904 New South Wales state election: The Upper Hunter[48]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Reform William Fleming 2,742 60.5
Progressive John Treflé 1,787 39.5
Total formal votes 4,529 98.8
Informal votes 54 1.2
Turnout 4,583 68.3
Liberal Reform hold  

The Upper Hunter was a re-created seat which comprised parts of the abolished seats of Robertson and Rylstone. William Fleming (Liberal Reform) was the member for Robertson and the member for Rylstone was John Fitzpatrick (Liberal Reform) who unsuccessfully contested Northumberland.

1894 - 1904Edit

District abolished

1891Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1891 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1891 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Wednesday 24 June [49]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Williams (elected 1) 1,087 32.5
Protectionist Robert Fitzgerald (re-elected 2) 1,071 32.0
Protectionist William Abbott (defeated) 522 15.6
Free Trade John McElhone 496 14.8
Free Trade Frederick Morris 174 5.2
Total formal votes 3,350 99.4
Informal votes 19 0.6
Turnout 2,044 59.9
  Labour gain 1 from Protectionist
  Protectionist hold 1

Elections in the 1880sEdit

1889Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1889 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1889 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Monday 4 February [50]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Protectionist Robert Fitzgerald (elected 1) 925 38.9
Protectionist William Abbott (elected 2) 831 35.0
Protectionist Thomas Hungerford 620 26.1
Total formal votes 2,376 99.5
Informal votes 13 0.5
Turnout 1,495 49.1
  Protectionist hold 1 and gain 1 from Free Trade  

One of the sitting members John McElhone (Free Trade) did not contest the election. Robert Fitzgerald (Protectionist) was the other sitting member

1887Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1887 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1887 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Friday 18 February [51]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Free Trade John McElhone (elected 1) 984 36.7
Free Trade Robert FitzGerald (re-elected 2) 599 22.4
Protectionist William Abbott 549 20.5
Free Trade Thomas Hungerford (defeated) 548 20.5
Total formal votes 2,680 99.8
Informal votes 6 0.2
Turnout 1,637 57.0

1885Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1885 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1885 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Monday 26 October [52]
Candidate Votes %
Robert Fitzgerald (elected 1) 910 37.3
Thomas Hungerford (elected 2) 776 31.8
John McElhone (defeated) 756 31.0
Total formal votes 2,442 99.5
Informal votes 12 0.5
Turnout 1,591 56.4

1883 by-electionEdit

1883 Upper Hunter by-election
Tuesday 6 March [53]
Candidate Votes %
John McElhone (elected) 516 37.8
Robert Fitzgerald 460 33.7
James Wilshire 216 15.8
Alexander Bowman 173 12.7
Informal votes 1,365 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,365 51.2
John McElhone resigned to challenge Adolphus Taylor for his seat of Mudgee. McElhone was defeated at the by-election for Mudgee which was conducted on the same day.[54]

1882Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1882 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1882 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Thursday 14 December [55]
Candidate Votes %
John McElhone (re-elected 1) 1,016 36.4
John McLaughlin (re-elected 2) 941 33.7
James Wilshire 496 17.8
Thomas Hungerford (defeated) 337 12.1
Total formal votes 2,790 99.5
Informal votes 15 0.5
Turnout 1,667 62.5

John McElhone had already been elected for East Sydney. Thomas Hungerford was a sitting member for Northumberland.

1880Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1880 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1880 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Tuesday 30 November [56]
Candidate Votes %
John McElhone (re-elected 1) 1,050 37.2
John McLaughlin (elected 2) 979 34.7
William Clendinning 791 28.1
Total formal votes 2,820 99.5
Informal votes 15 0.5
Turnout 2,835 51.1
  (1 new seat)

Elections in the 1870sEdit

1877Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1877 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1877 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Saturday 3 November [57]
Candidate Votes %
John McElhone (re-elected) 1,169 71.9
Sir John Robertson 456 28.1
Total formal votes 1,625 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,651 50.4

1875 by-election 2Edit

1875 The Upper Hunter by-election
Thursday 5 August [58]
Candidate Votes %
John McElhone (elected) 1,057 54.9
Thomas Hungerford 869 45.1
Total formal votes 1,926 99.2
Informal votes 15 0.8
Turnout 1,941 64.3
The June by-election was overturned by the Election and Qualifications Committee because two polls were taken at Belltrees.[59]

1875 by-election 1Edit

1875 The Upper Hunter by-election
Monday 7 June [60]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Hungerford (elected) 771 44.4
John McElhone 726 41.8
Oliver Saunders 97 5.6
Patrick Jennings 88 5.1
William Gordon 31 1.8
Archibald Hamilton 22 1.3
Total formal votes 1,735 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,735 57.4
Francis White died.[60] The by-election was overturned by the Election and Qualifications Committee because two polls were taken at Belltrees.[61]

1874Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1874-75 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1874–75 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Monday 28 December 1874 [62]
Candidate Votes %
Francis White (elected) 673 52.3
Thomas Hungerford 331 25.7
John Smart 153 11.9
William Gordon 129 10.0
Total formal votes 1,286 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,286 46.0

1872Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1872 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1872 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Thursday 29 February [63]
Candidate Votes %
John Creed (elected) 845 56.1
James White 661 43.9
Total formal votes 1,506 95.5
Informal votes 71 4.5
Turnout 1,577 57.8

Elections in the 1860sEdit

1869Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1869-70 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1869–70 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Thursday 16 December 1869 [64]
Candidate Votes %
Archibald Bell (re-elected) 510 63.2
William Gordon 297 36.8
Total formal votes 807 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 807 32.4

1868 by-electionEdit

1868 Upper Hunter by-election
Saturday 6 June [65][d]
Candidate Votes %
Archibald Bell (elected) 591 59.1
Thomas Dangar 383 38.3
William Gordon 20 2.0
Sydney Drewe 6 0.6
Total formal votes 1,000 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,000 40.3
James White resigned.[65]

1864Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1864–65 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1864–65 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Thursday 15 December 1864 [67]
Candidate Votes %
James White (elected) 601 65.2
Thomas Dangar (defeated) 283 30.7
William Gordon 38 4.1
Total formal votes 922 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 922 54.9

1861 by-electionEdit

1861 Upper Hunter by-election
Monday 15 April [68]
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Dangar (elected) 163 35.8
William Gordon 104 22.9
Alexander Johnston 108 23.7
Donald McIntyre 80 17.6
Total formal votes 455 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 455 34.1
John Robertson resigned to be appointed to the Legislative Council to ensure the passage of the Robertson Land Acts into law.[68]

1860Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1860 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1860 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Monday 10 December [69]
Candidate Votes %
John Robertson (re-elected) unopposed  

Elections in the 1850sEdit

1859Edit

This section is an excerpt from 1859 New South Wales colonial election § The Upper Hunter
1859 New South Wales colonial election: The Upper Hunter
Friday 24 June [70]
Candidate Votes %
John Robertson (re-elected) 356 73.6
Thomas Dangar 112 23.1
Daniel Deniehy 16 3.3
Total formal votes 484 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 484 47.1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ based on a roll of 13,202 at the 1930 election.[40]
  2. ^ Also endorsed by Liberal Reform.
  3. ^ based on an electoral roll of 7,028 at the 1907 election.[47]
  4. ^ The declaration of the poll had Archibald Bell  with a majority of 248 votes,[66] however the final results for Jerry's Plains do not appear to have been reported and are not included in the table.[65]

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