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Wentworth - 1898 (Roll: 1,937)
Retained by National Federal
Nominations: Monday, 18 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Abbott, Joseph Palmer (Re-elected) National Federal 577 69.02
Scobie, Robert Labor Party 259 30.98
Formal Votes 836
Informal Votes 10 1.18
Total Votes / Turnout 846 43.68
Notes: Scobie was the endorsed Labor candidate, but was not included in George Reid's list of endorsed candidates, SMH 27 July, p.2 col.7. Abbott was Speaker at the time of the 1898 election.
Source: SMH 8 August 1898 p.5, col.8 reports these figures as the 'official declaration of poll'.