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Botany - 1927 (Roll: 14,020)
Ind Labor gain from Labor Party
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Blackburn, Benjamin Nationalist 374 3.04
Heffron, Robert James Labor Party 5,661 45.96
Mutch, Thomas Davies (Re-elected) Ind Labor 6,281 51.00
Formal Votes 12,316
Informal Votes 114 0.92
Total Votes / Turnout 12,430 88.66
Notes: Mutch was one of the sitting Labor MPs for the multi-member Botany electorate. He ran as an Independent Labor candidate after being denied Labor pre-selection in a bitter ballot surrounded by accusations of rorting.