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The Castlereagh - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Wednesday, 14 November 1906, Polling: Saturday, 24 November 1906
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Treflé, John Louis (Elected) Labor Party 1,960 54.38
Barry, Patrick Liberal Party 1,632 45.28
Fletcher, Donald Independent 12 0.33
Formal Votes 3,604
Informal Votes 54 1.48
Total Votes / Turnout 3,658 0.00
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Caused by the death of Labor MP Hugh McDonald. Rydon, Spann and Nelson note the Sydney Morning Herald reporting that both candidates had the support of the Farmers and Settlers Association, and the contest was between the Liberal and Labor wings of the organisation.
Source: Nominations from Coonamble Independent 16 November 1906, p.8 col.4, results 30 November, p.8 col.2, published declaration by Returning Officer, booths published same issue for two candidates, p.9 col.1 Results in SMH 27 November 1906, p.8 col.2 make no mention of third candidate and reports slightly different totals.