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Yass Plains - By-election (Roll: 1,953)
Nominations: Wednesday, 15 December 1886, Polling: Monday, 20 December 1886
Candidate Votes Votes %
Colls, Thomas (Elected) 603 54.23
Colonna-Close, Richard 509 45.77
Formal Votes 1,112
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 1,112 56.94
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Resignation of L F Heydon
Source: SMH reported a 94 vote margin 22 December, p.8 col.4, but no other figures were provided. Relevent issue of Yass Courier on 24 December was missing from Mitchell Library microfilm. The totals used here have been derived from the report of the result at 1887 election, which included the difference in votes between 1887 and the by-election.