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Newcastle West - 1895 (Roll: 1,489)
Labor Party gain from Free Trade
Nominations: Saturday, 20 July 1895
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Asher, Alfred Ind Protectionist 25 2.25
Blanksby, James Free Trade 317 28.48
Ellis, James Cole (Defeated) Ind Free Trade 249 22.37
Scott, David Protectionist 193 17.34
Thomson, James (Elected) Labor Party 329 29.56
Formal Votes 1,113
Informal Votes 7 0.62
Total Votes / Turnout 1,120 75.22
Notes: Thomson was included as a selected Labor candidate in the SMH, Telegraph and Star, but was missing from the lists in the Australian Workman and the Worker. He joined the Labor caucus after the election and so is listed here as a Labor candidate. While Ellis was the Free Trade MP elected in 1894, Blanksby was the selected Free Trade candidate in 1895. Ellis was given no clear affiliation in the newspapers and is shown here as an Independent Free Trade candidate.