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Mudgee - By-election (Roll: 2,015)
Nominations: Friday, 16 December 1859, Polling: Monday, 19 December 1859
Candidate Votes Votes %
Sinden, ? 342 47.63
Terry, Samuel Henry (Elected) 376 52.37
Formal Votes 718
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 718 35.63
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: LH Bayley resigned 26 November. Having been enticed into politics by being appointed Attorney-General in the Cowper government, he left politics shortly after the fall of Cowper's second ministry and moved to Melbourne where he continued his legal career. According to the ADB, Bayley was one of the key targets of political opponent D H Deniehy's political satire 'How I became the Attorney-General of New Barataria', which depicts Bayley in England telling incredulous friends of his curious colonial experiences.
Source: Figures used are taken from Empire, 3 January 1860, p.5 col.2, including booths and reporting official declaration. The SMH published results 26 December 1859, p.4 col.6, with Terry on 382 votes, but this earlier report did not indicate it was a final count. Maitland Mercury also carried a brief report of 382-342.