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Castlereagh - By-election (Roll: n.a.)
Retained by Labor Party
Nominations: Saturday, 6 February 1915, Polling: Saturday, 20 February 1915
Candidate Party Votes % 2nd Ball %
Arkins, James Guy Dalley (Elected) Labor Party 3,214 57.57
Blackett, Harold Thomas Farmers and Settlers 2,369 42.43
Formal Votes 5,583
Informal Votes 0 0.00
Total Votes / Turnout 5,583 0.00
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Caused by the death of Minister for Lands and Agriculture John Louis Treflé. With the war underway, Liberal Leader Wade agreed to a truce where no Liberal would nominate. However, the Farmers and Settlers Association did not feel bound by this agreement, and nominated a candidate who had received the endorsment of both the Liberals and FSA at the 1913 election. (Evatt pp264-65)
Source: SMH 23 February 1915, p.8 col.5