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The Macleay - 1887 (Roll: 3,032)
Won by Protectionist
Nominations: Friday, 18 February 1887, Polling: Wednesday, 23 February 1887
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Rudder, Enoch Ind Protectionist 684 41.99
Smith, Robert Burdett (Re-elected) Protectionist 945 58.01
Formal Votes 1,629
Informal Votes 31 1.87
Total Votes / Turnout 1,660 54.75
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,660 54.75
Notes: At the start of the campaign, Rudder was listed as a Free Trade candidate for Clarence. There was some confusion in SMH reports, the DT listing him as a Protectionist Opposition candidate, but there is enough confusion to leave him as an Independent Protectionist.
Source: Result taken from Macleay Argus, 26 February 1887, p.2 col.6 including booth details. SMH reported declaration of poll 26 February 1887, p.8 col.1, republished in election summary, 28 February, p.12 col. 4. Incomplete booth details published 24 February 1887, p.4 col.1. However, SMH results had Smith on 965, where the Macleay Argus totals match the Statistical Register.