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Bathurst County - By-election (Roll: 712)
Nominations: Monday, 16 June 1856, Polling: Thursday, 19 June 1856
Candidate Votes Votes %
Mort, Thomas 175 43.21
Suttor, William Henry (Elected) 230 56.79
Formal Votes 405
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 405 56.88
Cause Category: Elected to two seats
Notes: By-election caused by the resignation of JH Plunkett. He had been elected to both Argyle and Bathurst at the 1856 election, and chose to resign as member for Bathurst.
Source: Report of nominations SMH 23 June 1856, p.2-3, with results from SMH 28 June 1856, p.8 col.1.
Corrections: Parliamentary Record incorrectly lists 16 June as the by-election date.