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Sydney-Gipps - 1894 (Roll: 2,133)
Won by Ind Labor
Nominations: Saturday, 14 July 1894
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Black, George (Re-elected) Ind Labor 915 55.22
O'Connor, Daniel Free Trade 742 44.78
Formal Votes 1,657
Informal Votes 15 0.90
Total Votes / Turnout 1,672 78.39
Notes: Black was a sitting MP for West Sydney. He was one of the re-elected non-solidarity Labor candidates listed by Bede Nairn in 'Civilising Capitalism', (p120 and footnote). He later re-joined the Labor Party. He is not listed as a Labor candidate in the SMH list of selected candidates (16 July), is listed by the Worker as a Labor candidate until 30 June and then a modified pledge Labor candidate in the Brisbane Worker 7 July, and is clealry listed as Independent Labor in the Australian Workman, the affiliation adopted here. Black's victory was challenged by O'Connor on the basis Black was not entitled to a electors right. Hearings were held by the Elections and Qualifications Committee examining Black's normal place of abode. (LAVP 1894-5, Vol.1 p.965)