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Sturt - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Friday, 13 November 1908, Polling: Saturday, 21 November 1908 (No poll held)
No election, candidate declared elected
Candidate Party Votes Votes %
Griffith, Arthur Hill (Re-elected) Labor Party Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Resignation - Other
Notes: The government moved to send extra police to Broken Hill during an industrial dispute in Broken Hill. Arthur Griffith moved to debate the matter in the Assembly but was prevented by the Speaker. Griffith accused the Speaker of unfairness and was suspended, after which Griffith resigned to force a by-election, at which he was re-elected unopposed. (Rydon Span and Nelson)
Source: Returning Officer's published declaration of unopposed return, Barrier Daily Truth, 14 November 1908, p.2 col.1.