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Wellington - By-election (Roll: 1,612)
Retained by Protectionist
Nominations: Friday, 22 May 1891, Polling: Friday, 29 May 1891
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
O'Halloran, Michael Conlan Protectionist 221 23.44
Quirk, Thomas Protectionist 285 30.22
Riddel, Alexander Free Trade 145 15.38
York, Thomas Henry (Elected) Protectionist 292 30.97
Formal Votes 943
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 943 58.50
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Death of D A Ferguson. Coverage of this by-electon was interrupted by a parliamentary defeat for the Parkes government and the calling of the 1891 election. The by-election went ahead before the general election writs were issued.
Source: Results from SMH, 1 June 1891, p.5 col.7. Same totals with booth details published in the National Advocate, 2 June 1891, p.2 col.5. Advocate used spelling Riddle, the SMH used Riddell, Daily Telegraph Riddel 23 May, p.4 col.4, but at least including his first name. Same results were published in Daily Telegraph, 1 June, including booths.