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Canterbury - 1917 (Roll: 22,576)
Retained by Labor Party
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % 2nd Ball %
Cann, George (Re-elected) Labor Party 8,272 89.02
Lee, James Independent 1,020 10.98
Formal Votes 9,292
Informal Votes 105 1.12
Total Votes / Turnout 9,397 41.62
Notes: Cann was on military service and not opposed by the Nationalists. The affiliation of Independent for Lee has been taken from the SMH, where the Telegraph listed him as an Independent Labor candidate.