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Tamworth - 1894 (Roll: 1,719)
Won by Protectionist
Nominations: Thursday, 12 July 1894
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Dibbs, George Richard (Re-elected) Protectionist 612 43.22
Piddington, Albert Bathurst Free Trade 492 34.75
Toohey, James Matthew Ind Protectionist 35 2.47
Walsh, Raymond Joseph Ind Labor 277 19.56
Formal Votes 1,416
Informal Votes 12 0.84
Total Votes / Turnout 1,428 83.07
Notes: Dibbs was a sitting MP for Murrumbidgee. Walsh is listed as a Labor candidate in Hughes and Graham (1975) but is missing from the SMH list of selected candidates (16 July). He is listed in the Worker as a Labor candidates until 30 June, a modified pledge Labor candidate in the Brisbane Worker 7 July, but the Australian Workman clearly labels him as Independent Labor, the affiliation adopted here.