November 1860 Tumut colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of The Tumut on 1 November 1860 because the by-election in May 1860 was declared void by the Election and Qualifications Committee. Daniel Deniehy was declared elected, however he was also elected at the East Macquarie by-election held on the same day.[1][2] Deniehy took his seat as the member for East Macquarie and doesn't appear in the records kept by the Legislative Assembly as a member for Tumut.[3][4]

DatesEdit

Date Event
10 May 1860 Poll held in majority of electorate
4 June 1860 Poll held in Adelong
18 October 1860 Election and Qualifications Committee declared the by-election to be void.[5]
Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[6]
1 November 1860 Nominations.[7]
8 November 1860 Polling day
20 November 1860 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1860 The Tumut by-election
Thursday 1 November [8][7]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Cowper Jr. (elected) show of hands  
John Egan
Thomas Mate

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "May 1860 The Tumut by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1860 East Macquarie by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Mr Daniel Henry Deniehy (1828-1865)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Legislative Assembly". The Sydney Morning Herald. 19 October 1860. p. 4. Retrieved 31 October 2020 – via Trove.
  6. ^ "Writ of election: Tumut". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 193. 19 October 1860. p. 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2020 – via Trove.
  7. ^ a b "Tumut election". The Empire. 8 November 1860. p. 2. Retrieved 23 June 2021 – via Trove.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "November 1860 The Tumut by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 October 2020.