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Hartley - 1894 (Roll: 2,031)
Won by Ind Labor
Nominations: Thursday, 12 July 1894
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Cook, Joseph (Re-elected) Ind Labor 723 47.01
Donald, George (Defeated) Ind Free Trade 130 8.45
Henry, John Labor Party 17 1.11
Hurley, John Ind Free Trade 474 30.82
Richardson, William Protectionist 194 12.61
Formal Votes 1,538
Informal Votes 22 1.41
Total Votes / Turnout 1,560 76.81
Notes: Cook and Donald were both sitting MPs for Hartley. In 'Civilising Capitalism', Bede Nairn lists Cook as one of the re-elected non-solidarity Labor candidates (p120 and footnote). The Free Trade committee did not select a candidate in this seat despite Hurley's links with the Free Trade cause, but Cook was listed by the more radical Free Trade and Land Reform Association. Cook was to be appointed to the Reid cabinet after the election and drifted into the Free Trade party. Cook was listed as an Independent Labor candidate in the Australian Workman, the affiliation adopted here, while the Worker listed him as a Labor candidate until 30 June, becoming a modified pledge Labor candidate in the 7 July Brisbane Worker. Henry did not appear as a selected Labor candidate in the SMH or Star, but appeared in newspaper general listings as a Labor or Socialist candidate. He did not appear in pre-election issues of the Australian Workman, but was included as an official Labor candidate in the post-election issue on 21 July.