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Central Cumberland - By-election (Roll: 6,011)
Nominations: Friday, 18 September 1885, Polling: Thursday, 24 September 1885
Candidate Votes Votes %
Bull, Nathaniel George 1,203 48.72
Parkes, Varney (Elected) 1,266 51.28
Formal Votes 2,469
Informal Votes 70 2.76
Total Votes / Turnout 2,539 42.24
Cause Category: LC Appointment
Notes: John Lackey was appointed to the Legislative Council.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 19 September 1885, p.10 col.5-6, results from SMH 26 September 1885, p.14 col.1. Booth results (minus Peats Ferry) published 25 September, p.4 col.3. Same totals but including informal votes in Daily Telegraph, 26 September. Telegraph report also refers to a five vote correction in booth details from day before, which may explain the Cumberland Mercury 26 September report, p4 col.7, which reported 'complete returns' with Parkes on 1261.