October 1856 Sydney Hamlets colonial by-election

A by-election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Sydney Hamlets on 10 October 1856 because Stuart Donaldson was appointed Colonial Treasurer in the Parker ministry. Under the constitution, ministers were required to resign to recontest their seats in a by-election when appointed.[1] Of the other ministers, Henry Parker narrowly won the by election for Parramatta.[2] John Darvall comfortably won the by-election for Cumberland North Riding,[3] and William Manning comfortably won the by-election for Cumberland South Riding.[4] Only John Hay (Murrumbidgee) was re-elected unopposed.[5]

DatesEdit

Date Event
6 June 1856 Stuart Donaldson appointed Colonial Treasurer.[6]
3 October 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[7]
13 October 1856 Nominations
16 October 1856 Polling day
20 October 1856 Return of writ

ResultEdit

October 1856 Sydney Hamlets by-election
10 October [8]
Candidate Votes %
John Campbell (elected) 870 55.7
Stuart Donaldson (defeated) 691 44.3
Total formal votes 1,561 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 1,561 51.6

AftermathEdit

Stuart Donaldson re-gained a seat in the parliament at the November 1856 by-election for Cumberland South Riding,[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Twomey, Anne (2004). The Constitution of New South Wales. Federation Press. pp. 442. ISBN 9781862875166.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 Parramatta by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "October 1856 Cumberland (North Riding) by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "October 1856 Cumberland (South Riding) by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 Murrumbidgee by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Appointment of ministers". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 151. 3 October 1856. p. 2617. Retrieved 23 June 2021 – via Trove.
  7. ^ "Writ of election: North Riding of Cumberland". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 152. 4 October 1856. p. 2617. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via Trove.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "October 1856 Sydney Hamlets by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  9. ^ Green, Antony. "November 1856 Cumberland (South Riding) by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 November 2020.