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Newtown - By-election (Roll: 3,524)
Nominations: Monday, 24 October 1881, Polling: Wednesday, 26 October 1881 (No poll held)
Candidate Votes Votes %
Foster, William John (Re-elected) Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: William Foster accepted the post of Minister for Justice in the third Parkes ministry.
Source: SMH 25 October 1881, p.6 col.4