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Parramatta - By-election (Roll: 1,240)
Nominations: Tuesday, 18 April 1876, Polling: Thursday, 20 April 1876
Candidate Votes Votes %
Taylor, Hugh (Re-elected) 455 53.40
Young, George E 397 46.60
Formal Votes 852
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 852 68.71
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: As in 1872, it appears Taylor may have resigned to avoid an Election and Qualifications Committee inquiry. A petition was lodged against his election at the 1875-5 election on the basis he held a contract to supply meat to the government asylums in Parramatta and Liverpool. An inquiry into the matter had begun, but no finding was made given Taylor's resignation. (LAVP 1875-6, Vol A1 p.793). John Bergan was also nominated on the hustings but withdrew at the nominations in favour of Taylor.
Source: SMH 19 April 1876, p.3 col.1-3 for nominations. Same totals along with report of nominations in Cumberland Mercury, 22 April 1876, p.2 col.3-4.