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Woronora - 1898 (Roll: 2,220)
Retained by Free Trade
Nominations: Wednesday, 20 July 1898
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Croft, Albion Richard National Federal 472 33.31
Nicholson, John Barnes (Re-elected) Free Trade 945 66.69
Formal Votes 1,417
Informal Votes 8 0.56
Total Votes / Turnout 1,425 64.19
Notes: Nicholson was listed as a selected Free Trade candidate in the SMH on 22 July and was included in George Reid's list of preferred candidates, SMH 27 July. However, for most of this period, Nicholson was elected to the Legislative Assembly as an Independent Labor MP. This was the only election at which he was listed as an official Free Trade candidate, and it may be that Independent Labor is a better classification.
Source: Illawarra Mercury, 30 July 1898, p.3 col.2, and the Year Book of Australia (1899) p.339. Incomplete results published SMH 28 July 1898, p.7.