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Sturt - By-election (Roll:
Nominations: Tuesday, 30 August 1921, Polling: Tuesday, 30 August 1921 (No poll held)
Candidate Party Votes % Quotas Final %
Wright, Jabez (Elected) Labor Party Elected unopposed
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Jabez Wright was appointed following the murder of Percy Brookfield. The Speaker had received correspondence nominating two Independents from the 1920 election, J.J. O'Reilly and T.F.Haynes. However, the terms of the Parliamentary Elections (Casual Vacancies ) Act stated that a nomination to fill the vacancy had to come from a recognised Party Leader, and Labor Leader John Storey nominated Jabez Wright.