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Mudgee - 1898 (Roll: 3,148)
National Federal gain from Free Trade
Nominations: Wednesday, 20 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Jones, Robert (Defeated) Free Trade 1,059 49.86
Richards, Edwin (Elected) National Federal 1,065 50.14
Formal Votes 2,124
Informal Votes 20 0.93
Total Votes / Turnout 2,144 68.11
Notes: A re-count by the Elections and Qualifications Committee produced the totals Jones 1058, Richards 1062, Informal 24. (LAVP 1898 (2) Vol.1 p.421)
Source: SMH 28 July 1898, p.7, reported as incomplete. However, these totals were used in the Year Book of Australia (1899) and in the petition investigated by the Elections and Qualifications Committee, and the totals match those of the Statistical Register, suggesting this was the final result.