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Newtown-St Peters - 1894 (Roll: 2,336)
Won by Ind Free Trade
Nominations: Saturday, 14 July 1894
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Beasley, Thomas Labor Party 462 23.17
Bowes, John Wesley (Defeated) Protectionist 155 7.77
Cotton, Francis (Defeated) Ind Free Trade 507 25.43
Rigg, William (Elected) Ind Free Trade 870 43.63
Formal Votes 1,994
Informal Votes 14 0.70
Total Votes / Turnout 2,008 85.96
Notes: Cotton was a sitting MP for Newtown elected as a Labor candidate in 1891. Bowes was sitting MP for Morpeth. All sources list Beasley as the Labor candidate and Cotton is in the general candidate listings of both the SMH and DT as a Free Trade candidate. While both Cotton and Rigg were listed in all sources as Free Trade candidates, the selected Free Trade lists did not list a candidate for this seat. However, Cotton was included in the list of the Free Trade and Land Reform Association.