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The Nepean - 1874-5 (Roll: 1,088)
Nominations: Saturday, 19 December 1874, Polling: Wednesday, 23 December 1874
Candidate Votes Votes %
Ryan, James Tobias 294 44.14
Shepherd, Patrick Lindesay Crawford (Elected) 372 55.86
Formal Votes 666
Informal Votes 30 4.31
Total Votes / Turnout 696 63.97
Persons Voting / Turnout 686 63.05
Notes: Sitting MP J D Single did not re-contest. Ryan lodged a petition against Shepherd's election, claiming he held an office for profit. The Elections and Qualifications Committee upheld the election. (LAVP 1875 Vol A2 p.235)
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 21 December 1874, p.9 col.1-3, with results from SMH 25 December, p.5 col.4. Same totals reported in Empire, 25 December, p.2 col.4 and Evening News 24 December. Informal votes taken from Statistical Register, so discrepancy from reported votes cannot be accounted for.