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The Hastings and Manning - By-election (Roll: 3,206)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Monday, 31 March 1890, Polling: Saturday, 5 April 1890
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
McKinnon, Hugh Protectionist 1,117 47.47
Vivian, Walter Hussey (Elected) Free Trade 1,236 52.53
Formal Votes 2,353
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 2,353 73.39
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Resignation of CJ Roberts. The story with the results reports the Free Trade victory as important as a victory for 'pure' free trade, as the previous gains in Redfern and Newcastle had relied upon the support of the organised working classes.
Source: SMH 8 April 1890, p.5 col.8, booth details published 7 April, p.5 col.6.