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The Shoalhaven - 1895 (Roll: 1,934)
Retained by Ind Free Trade
Nominations: Friday, 19 July 1895
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Kennedy, Thomas Charles Protectionist 571 42.84
Morton, Philip Henry (Re-elected) Ind Free Trade 755 56.64
Reid, W R Ind Protectionist 7 0.53
Formal Votes 1,333
Informal Votes 30 2.20
Total Votes / Turnout 1,363 70.48
Notes: All papers listed Morton as a Free Trade or Ministerial candidate, but he was never included in any list of selected Free Trade candidates. Loveday, Martin and Weller (p.207-8) note he was refused endorsement because he had opposed the government's land tax legislation, but Reid wrote to him to express the hope he would be re-elected. Morton is shown here as an Independent Free Trade candidate.