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Northumberland - By-election (Roll: 3,567)
Nominations: Monday, 16 January 1882, Polling: Wednesday, 18 January 1882
Candidate Votes Votes %
Grisdale, William 1,155 46.31
Hungerford, Thomas (Elected) 1,339 53.69
Formal Votes 2,494
Informal Votes 40 1.58
Total Votes / Turnout 2,534 71.04
Cause Category: Resignation - Financial difficulties
Notes: Caused by the resignation of William Turner. A candidate backed by the local coal miners, lack of subscriptions to pay him a salary forced his resignation. (Bowden, 'The Hunter' p.59, Hagan (2006) 'People and Politics in Regional New South Wales')
Source: SMH 19 January 1882, p.3 col.4, includes booth results, informal from Newcastle Herald, 19 January, p.2 col.6.