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Canterbury - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Independent gain from Liberal
Nominations: Wednesday, 25 July 1900, Polling: Saturday, 28 July 1900
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Smith, Sydney (Defeated) Liberal 814 48.60
Taylor, Thomas Whitford (Elected) Independent 861 51.40
Formal Votes 1,675
Informal Votes 19 1.12
Total Votes / Turnout 1,694 0.00
Cause Category: Qualifications Committee
Notes: Result overturned because of irregularities in the way deputy returning officers dealt with unused ballot papers. Elections and Qualifications Committee report, LAVP 1900, Vol.1 p.793. As noted in other by-election around this time, party labels are very difficult to define.
Source: SMH 31 July 1900, p.3 col.1, published declaration by Returning Officer.