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Willoughby - 1913 (Roll: 12,622)
Labor Party gain from Liberal Party
Second Ballot: Saturday, 13 December 1913
Second ballot required
Candidate Party Votes % 2nd Ball %
Carrington, Arthur Percy Nat Prog 212 2.37
Clark, Edward Mann Ind Liberal 197 2.20
Fleming, Frederick John Gidley Liberal Party 2,777 31.06 4,601 48.39
Larkin, Edward Rennix (Elected) Labor Party 3,805 42.55 4,908 51.61
McMillan, William Ind Liberal 1,951 21.82
Formal Votes 8,942 9,509
Informal Votes 89 0.99 39 0.41
Total Votes / Turnout 9,031 71.55 9,548 75.65
Notes: New seat. William McMillan had already been defeated for Liberal selection in both Wollondilly and Drummoyne before choosing to contest Willoughby without party endorsement. McMillan had previously served in the Legislative Assembly 1887-98 and the House of Representatives 1901-03. Following the introduction of second ballots, McMillan's splitting of the non-Labor vote was less critical to the Liberal defeat than the higher turnout which appeared to assist Labor at the second ballot. For notes on Liberal pre-selection, see Rydon, Spann and Nelson, 1913 political chronicle, references at footnote 108.