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Sydney-King - 1895 (Roll: 1,848)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Saturday, 20 July 1895
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Parkes, Henry (Defeated) Independent 478 43.93
Reid, George Houstoun (Re-elected) Free Trade 610 56.07
Formal Votes 1,088
Informal Votes 5 0.46
Total Votes / Turnout 1,093 59.15
Notes: Parkes was sitting MP for St Leonards but moved to contest this seat in an attempt to defeat George Reid, never having forgiven Reid for supplanting him as leader of the Free Trade Party. Variously called an Opposition candidate, the affiliation Independent seems the most appropriate.