September 1856 Sydney City colonial by-election

A by-election was to be held for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Sydney City on 4 September 1856 because of the formation of the first Cowper ministry, with Charles Cowper appointed Colonial Secretary and Robert Campbell appointed Colonial Treasurer.

DatesEdit

Date Event
25 August 1856 Formation of First Cowper ministry.
26 August 1856 Writ of election issued by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.[1]
3 September 1856 Nominations
4 September 1856 Polling day
10 September 1856 Return of writ

ResultEdit

1856 Sydney City by-election
Thursday 4 September [2]
Candidate Votes %
Charles Cowper (re-elected 1) 1,993 45.6
Robert Campbell (re-elected 2) 1,831 41.9
Thomas Duigan 542 12.4
Total formal votes 4,366 100.0
Informal votes 0 0.0
Turnout 2,183 15.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Writ of election: Sydney City". New South Wales Government Gazette. No. 130. 26 August 1856. p. 2290. Retrieved 24 June 2021 – via Trove.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1856 Sydney City by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 June 2019.