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Darlington - 1898 (Roll: 3,154)
Free Trade gain from National Federal
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Clarke, Thomas (Elected) Free Trade 966 50.60
Hall, William Hessel Ind Free Trade 58 3.04
Jones, James Independent 3 0.16
Keating, Michael Lewis Ind Federalist 8 0.42
Schey, William Francis (Defeated) National Federal 874 45.78
Formal Votes 1,909
Informal Votes 11 0.57
Total Votes / Turnout 1,920 60.88
Notes: Clark and Schey were listed as selected candidates, SMH 22 July, p.7 col.2. Both the SMH and Telegraph listed Keating as a Federalist/Opposition candidate and Hall as a Ministerial candidate. Jones is listed in all sources as an Independent.
Source: SMH 29 July 1898, p.8 col.3, published declaration by Returning Officer.