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Tamworth - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Liberal Party gain from Independent
Nominations: Tuesday, 24 March 1903, Polling: Saturday, 4 April 1903
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Garland, John (Elected) Liberal Party 688 48.83
Thrower, Thomas Henry Labor Party 164 11.64
Todd, David Blair Independent 6 0.43
Walsh, Raymond Joseph (Defeated) Progressive 551 39.11
Formal Votes 1,409
Informal Votes 13 0.91
Total Votes / Turnout 1,422 0.00
Cause Category: Bankrupt/Insolvent
Notes: Caused by the resignation of R.J.Walsh after he was declared bankrupt. He contested the by-election but was defeated. (Rydon Spann and Nelson)
Source: Tamworth News, 7 April 1903, report of official declaration p.2 col.4, booths in col.5. Nominations from Tamworth news 27 March, p.5 col.2.