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Botany - 1904 (Roll: 8,355)
Won by Liberal Party
No absolute majority for winning candidate
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Anderson, Rowland Joseph (Elected) Liberal Party 2,224 40.09
Clark, George Daniel Labor Party 2,154 38.83
Craddock, Patrick Joseph Progressive 224 4.04
Spackman, Isaac Edwin Independent 945 17.04
Formal Votes 5,547
Informal Votes 57 1.02
Total Votes / Turnout 5,604 67.07
Notes: The sitting Labor Member for Botany, J.R.Dacey, lost pre-selection for this seat but agreed to contest Alexandria which he won. (Loveday, Martin and Weller, p232) Spackman was identified by the Daily Telegraph on 5 August as one of the candidates splitting the anti-government vote.