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Newtown - By-election (Roll: 3,812)
Nominations: Thursday, 11 January 1883, Polling: Saturday, 13 January 1883
Candidate Votes Votes %
Copeland, Henry (Defeated) 1,217 49.35
Mitchell, Joseph (Elected) 1,249 50.65
Formal Votes 2,466
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 2,466 64.69
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election on the formation of the Stuart ministry. Just six weeks after defeating William Foster, Copeland was defeated at this Ministerial by-election, and was fortunate that John McElhone's election to two seats created a vacancy in East Sydney the following week.
Source: Report of nominations, SMH 12 January 1883, p.7 col.3-5, results from SMH 15 January, p.4 col.6, includes booth results.