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The Tweed - 1898 (Roll: 2,133)
Independent gain from National Federal
Nominations: Monday, 18 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Baker, William Robert Ind Free Trade 12 1.18
Kelly, Joseph Bede (Defeated) National Federal 360 35.26
Meagher, Richard Denis (Elected) Independent 649 63.57
Formal Votes 1,021
Informal Votes 11 1.07
Total Votes / Turnout 1,032 48.38
Notes: Hughes and Graham (1975) list Meagher and as Unendorsed Protectionist, where the SMH lists him as an Independent before (27 July, p.4 col.1) and after (30 July, p.10 col.1) the election. The DT 27 July listed him as an Opposition candidate. With conflicting sources, Meagher has been listed as an Independent.
Source: Northern Star, 30 July 1898, p.5 col.3. Incorrect result published SMH 28 July 1898, p.7.