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East Sydney - By-election (Roll: 8,045)
Nominations: Monday, 22 January 1883, Polling: Tuesday, 23 January 1883
Candidate Votes Votes %
Copeland, Henry (Elected) 2,942 67.80
Renwick, Arthur 1,397 32.20
Formal Votes 4,339
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 4,339 53.93
Cause Category: Elected to two seats
Notes: John McElhone resigned after being elected for both East Sydney and Upper Hunter at the general election. It was a timely vacancy for Henry Copeland, defeated the previous week at a Ministerial by-election in his seat of Newtown.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 23 January 1883, p.5 col.1-3, results from SMH 24 January, p.6 col.4 including box results.