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East Macquarie - By-election (Roll: 2,120)
Nominations: Thursday, 15 August 1867, Polling: Monday, 26 August 1867
Candidate Votes Votes %
Forster, Robert Henry Mariner 378 29.26
Suttor, John Bligh (Elected) 914 70.74
Formal Votes 1,292
Informal Votes 43 3.22
Total Votes / Turnout 1,335 62.97
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: According to his ADB entry, sitting MP David Buchanan went to England in August 1867 to read for the Bar, which is presumably the reason for his resignation.
Source: Bathurst Times, report of nominations 17 August, p.2 col.3-5, results 31 August, p.2 col.4. SMH report of nominations, 20 August, p.3 col.4-5, results 3 September, p.2 col.4, informal votes taken from earlier report, SMH 30 August, p.3 col.2.