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Newtown - 1872 (Roll: 2,606)
Nominations: Friday, 1 March 1872, Polling: Monday, 4 March 1872
Candidate Votes Votes %
Bethel, Elias 9 0.74
Brown, Stephen Campbell (Re-elected) 1,125 92.59
Flood, Edward 81 6.67
Formal Votes 1,215
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,215 46.62
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,215 46.62
Notes: Edward Flood was a retiring MP for Central Cumberland, but he is not shown as a sitting MP here because he was nominated for this district without his consent. In the SMH 4 March p.2 col.2 he ran an advertisement stating he was not a candidate, yet in the next column there are ads (with no name attached) saying he was still running and was a true friend of the working man.
Source: Report of nominations, 2 March 1872, p.5 col.1-2, with results from SMH 5 March, p.5 col.1, including booths. The Evening News referred to Frederick Elias Bethel.