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Sydney-Fitzroy - 1898 (Roll: 2,712)
Free Trade gain from Independent
Nominations: Thursday, 21 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Chapman, Henry (Elected) Free Trade 815 51.23
Dorahy, Patrick Joseph Ind Federalist 1 0.06
Levy, Daniel Ind Free Trade 3 0.19
Norton, John (Defeated) National Federal 767 48.21
Tighe, Percy Edward Ind Federalist 5 0.31
Formal Votes 1,591
Informal Votes 15 0.93
Total Votes / Turnout 1,606 59.22
Notes: Norton had been elected as an Independent at a by-election the previous month. While not in the SMH list of selected National Federal candidates on 22 July, he was included as a Bartonite in the Australian Star on 26 July. The affiliations for other candidates based on SMH listings 27 July, p.4 col.1 and 22 July, p.7 col.1.
Source: SMH 28 July 1898, p.10 col.2, published declaration by Returning Officer. The three lowest polling candidates were reported as having withdrawn from the contest p.8, col.5