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Newcastle - By-election (Roll: 6,627)
Free Trade gain from Protectionist
Nominations: Thursday, 10 October 1889, Polling: Saturday, 12 October 1889
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Curley, James (Elected) Free Trade 2,173 51.80
Grahame, William (Defeated) Protectionist 2,022 48.20
Formal Votes 4,195
Informal Votes 61 1.43
Total Votes / Turnout 4,256 64.22
Cause Category: Resignation - Financial difficulties
Notes: William Grahame resigned and re-contested his seat after facing financial problems. James Curely was General Secretary of the Miners Association and ran with the backing of Free Trade.
Source: Short report of nominations, SMH 11 October 1889, p.6 col.1, results from SMH 14 October, p.7 col.8 including booth results.