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The Murrumbidgee - 1880 (Roll: 5,258) - 2 to be elected
Nominations: Wednesday, 24 November 1880, Polling: Wednesday, 1 December 1880
Candidate Votes Votes %
Douglas, James Henry (Elected 1) 1,307 34.92
Loughnan, George Cumberland (Elected 2) 1,263 33.74
Jones, Auber George 1,173 31.34
Formal Votes 3,743
Informal Votes 30 0.80
Total Votes / Estimated Turnout 3,773 36.16
Notes: Second seat allocated by 1880 Electoral Act. Sitting MP Joseph Leary contested Camden.
Source: Very brief report of nominations, SMH 25 November 1880, p.3 col.3, results from Wagga Wagga Advertiser, 4 December, p.3 col.1, which includes booth results.
Corrections: Statistical Register reported a total of 3773 persons voting, but this is clearly the number of votes recorded in this two member district, so the entry has been ignored. SMH election summary, 8 December, p.3 col.4, reports Loughnan with 1254 votes, but the Wagga Wagga Advertiser has been used as the totals match the Statistical Register entry.