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Sydney Hamlets - By-election (Roll: 3,027)
Nominations: Monday, 16 June 1856, Polling: Tuesday, 17 June 1856
Candidate Votes Votes %
Campbell, John 510 36.61
Donaldson, Stuart Alexander (Re-elected) 883 63.39
Formal Votes 1,393
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,393 46.02
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election on the formation of the Donaldson ministry.
Source: Nominations, SMH 17 June, p.4-5, results SMH 19 June 1856, p.2 col.3 including booth details. SMH 18 June, p.2 col.2 includes a report breaking down votes for both candidates by hour and by booth, something that was only possible in the days before the secret ballot.
Corrections: Parliamentary Record wrongly gives date as 16 June