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Ashburnham - 1894 (Roll: 2,218)
Won by Ind Labor
Nominations: Thursday, 12 July 1894
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Gardiner, Albert (Re-elected) Ind Labor 577 31.90
Hanney, John Michael Labor Party 195 10.78
Hutchinson, George Fairhurst (Defeated) Ind Free Trade 386 21.34
Spencer, Thomas Edward Ind Free Trade 121 6.69
Stokes, Alfred Protectionist 530 29.30
Formal Votes 1,809
Informal Votes 39 2.11
Total Votes / Turnout 1,848 83.32
Notes: Both Gardiner and Hutchinson were sitting MPs for Forbes. In 'Civilising Capitalism', Bede Nairn lists Gardiner as one of the non-solidarity Labor candidates re-elected (p120 and footnote). He was not listed in Australian Workman, but was listed as a modified pledge Labor candidate in the Brisbane Worker of 7 July. He is not included in the selected lists of Free Trade candidates, but was selected by the more radical Free Trade and Land Reform Association. He was listed as Labor aligned in the SMH and Star, Free Trade Labor in the Telegraph and Free Trade in the Town and Country Journal. He has been listed here as an Independent Labor candidate additional to the Workman's list and in line with the 7 July Worker. Hanny was listed as an official Labor candidate in the Workman but did not appear in the Worker by 7 July. The list of selected Free Trade candidates in the SMH and the Star did not include a candidate for this seat.