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Illawarra - 1874-5 (Roll: 1,287)
Nominations: Tuesday, 22 December 1874, Polling: Monday, 28 December 1874
Candidate Votes Votes %
Gray, Samuel William (Elected) 504 56.76
Lysaght, Andrew 384 43.24
Formal Votes 888
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 888 69.00
Persons Voting / Turnout 888 69.00
Notes: Sitting MP William Forster was defeated earlier in December contesting East Sydney, was subsequently defeated in Queanbeyan before winning election for Murrumbidgee. Hagan, 'The Illawarra' p.86 in Hagan (2006) 'People and Politics in Regional New South Wales' states that Parkes had conspired with local business interests to withdraw support for Forster, removing a rival for the Premiership.
Source: SMH 30 December, p.7 col.2