June 1875 Upper Hunter colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Upper Hunter on 7 June 1875 caused by the death of Francis White.[1]

DatesEdit

Date Event
4 May 1875 Death of Francis White.[1]
12 May 1875 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[2]
31 May 1875 Nominations
7 June 1875 Polling day
21 June 1875 Return of writ

ResultsEdit

1875 The Upper Hunter by-election
Monday 7 June [3]
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

The by-election was overturned by the Election and Qualifications Committee because two polls were taken at Belltrees.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Francis White (1830-1875)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Writ of election: The Upper Hunter". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 100. 12 May 1875. p. 1379. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "June 1875 The Upper Hunter by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  4. ^ "The Upper Hunter election". The Evening News. 12 July 1875. p. 2. Retrieved 26 November 2019 – via Trove.