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Bathurst - By-election (Roll: 1,637)
Nominations: Friday, 8 February 1884, Polling: Monday, 11 February 1884 (No poll held)
Candidate Votes Votes %
Suttor, Francis Bathurst (Re-elected) Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Qualifications Committee
Notes: A constitutional loophole over the proclamation of Minister's jobs resulted in the Elections and Qualifications Committie declaring Suttor as holding an office for profit, voiding his right to sit in Parliament. The government first attempted to retrospectively fix the constitutional loophole but was rebuffed by the Legislative Assembly. (Twomey p.433-4 with references to parliamentary debates.)
Source: SMH 9 February 1884, p.12 col.4