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Glen Innes - 1898 (Roll: 1,921)
Retained by National Federal
Nominations: Wednesday, 20 July 1898
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Chandler, Thomas Independent 455 43.25
Wetherspoon, John Independent 77 7.32
Wright, Francis Augustus (Re-elected) National Federal 520 49.43
Formal Votes 1,052
Informal Votes 8 0.75
Total Votes / Turnout 1,060 55.18
Notes: Chandler has been classified as an Independent barring further information to resolve conflicting sources. Chandler was listed as a selected Free Trade candidate in the SMH 22 July, but is missing from George Reid's letter listing his preferred candidate, SMH 27 July, p.2 col.7. The SMH results on 28 July are also confusing, the results calling him a selected Ministerial candidate, but the accompanying report referring to him as a Federalist. The Telgraph's results pages referred to him as an Independent.
Source: Year Book of Australia (1899) p.337. Incomplete results published SMH 28 July 1898, p.7