June 1856 Cumberland (North Riding) colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Cumberland North Riding on 19 June 1856 because John Darvall had been appointed Solicitor General in the Donaldson ministry.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
6 June 1856 John Darvall appointed Solicitor-General.[1]
7 June 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
16 June 1856 Nominations
19 June 1856 Polling day
25 June 1856 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1856 Cumberland (North Riding) by-election
Thursday 19 June [3]
Candidate Votes %
John Darvall (elected) 483 68.8
Patrick Hogan 219 31.2
Total formal votes 702 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 702 36.6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sir John Bayley Darvall MA, QC (1809-1883)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: North Riding of Cumberland". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 88. 10 June 1856. p. 1640. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "June 1856 Cumberland (North Riding) by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.