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Maitland West - 1898 (Roll: 2,513)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Monday, 18 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Edmunds, Walter National Federal 620 35.21
Gillies, John (Re-elected) Free Trade 1,141 64.79
Formal Votes 1,761
Informal Votes 13 0.73
Total Votes / Turnout 1,774 70.59
Notes: Edmunds is missing from the SMH list of selected National Federal candidates on 22 July, but was listed as a Bartonite in the Australian Star 26 July, and as a selected Federalist candidate in the SMH list of nominations on 27 July, and in the results 28 July.
Source: Maitland Mercury, 28 July 1898, p.3 col.6, published declaration by Returning Officer.