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Armidale - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Liberal Party
Nominations: Tuesday, 1 December 1903, Polling: Saturday, 12 December 1903
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Kearney, Sydney John (Elected) Liberal Party 642 45.18
Watson, William Henry Labor Party 309 21.75
Wilson, Charles Graham Independent 470 33.08
Formal Votes 1,421
Informal Votes 11 0.77
Total Votes / Turnout 1,432 0.00
Cause Category: Resignation - Federal contest
Notes: Edmund Lonsdale resigned and was elected MHR for New England at the 1903 federal election. (Rydon Spann and Nelson)
Source: Armidale Express, 18 December 1903, p.8 col.1, published declaration by Returning Officer. Armidale Express 15 December p.4 col.6 published booth results. SMH 15 December 1903, p.6 col.8 had a slight discrepancy with Watson on 300 and Wilson 470.