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Willoughby - By-election (Roll: n.a.) (Not Verified)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Tuesday, 27 November 1894, Polling: Friday, 30 November 1894
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Clark, Edward Mann (Elected) Free Trade 453 39.46
Cullen, Joseph Francis (Defeated) Free Trade 393 34.23
Howarth, George Free Trade 301 26.22
McKinnon, Hugh Independent 1 0.09
Formal Votes 1,148
Informal Votes 9 0.78
Total Votes / Turnout 1,157 0.00
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: Cullen was reported to have resigned for 'private' reasons, which given he re-contested, probably indicates financial problems. Hugh McKinnon attempted to withdraw from the contest, but under the new electoral act, could not have his name removed from the ballot paper.
Source: SMH 3 December 1894, p.1, col.6, declaration notice by returning officer.