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Canterbury - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Wednesday, 30 September 1914, Polling: Saturday, 10 October 1914
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % 2nd Ball %
Cann, George (Elected) Labor Party 2,050 82.83 2,050 100.00
Huston, James A Independent 425 17.17
Formal Votes 2,475
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 2,475 0.00
Cause Category: Bankrupt/Insolvent
Notes: H.J.F.Peters was declared bankrupt. The Liberals did not nominate a candidate, declaring a political truce for the War. (Rydon, Spann and Nelson) George Cann had been elected MHR for Werriwa in 1910 but was defeated in 1913, and his election for Canterbury allowed him to join his brother John Henry in State Paliament. John Henry left the Labor Party in the conscription split, George left after the factional warfare of the first Lang government 1925-27.
Source: SMH 12 October 1914, p.8 col.4 including booth results.