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Botany - 1895 (Roll: 2,002)
Labor Party gain from Free Trade
Nominations: Saturday, 20 July 1895
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Dacey, John Rowland (Elected) Labor Party 610 43.35
Macfadyen, James John Ind Free Trade 190 13.50
Stephen, William (Defeated) Free Trade 607 43.14
Formal Votes 1,407
Informal Votes 14 0.99
Total Votes / Turnout 1,421 70.98
Notes: Macfadyen is listed as an Independent Free Trade candidate, as all sources agree Stephen was the selected Free Trade candidate. The Elections and Qualifications Committee conducted a re-count and produced the totals Dacey 606, Stephen 602, MacFadyen 188 with 25 informal. (LAVP 1895 Vol.1 p.411)