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The Glebe - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Liberal Party
Nominations: Tuesday, 6 September 1904, Polling: Saturday, 10 September 1904
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Hogue, James Alexander (Re-elected) Liberal Party 1,684 95.03
Taylor, Vincent Patrick Independent 88 4.97
Formal Votes 1,772
Informal Votes 10 0.56
Total Votes / Turnout 1,782 0.00
Cause Category: Ministerial by-election
Notes: By-election on the formation of the Carruthers Ministry. Hogue had expected to be elected unopposed. At the last moment, a nomination was received from Vincent Patrick Taylor, who had recently received 3 votes contesting Sydney City Council's Belmore Ward. The SMH reported the nominations as being read out before 'one man and the proverbial dog'. Given the cost of holding a poll, Hogue expressed unhappiness at being challenged by such a low profile opponent. The SMH went as far as describing Taylor as being so low profile he could be considered a vexatious opponent. (SMH 7 September 1904, p.7 col.6)
Source: Daily Telegraph 13 September 1904, p.1 col.5, published declaration by Returning Officer.