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Waverley - By-election (Roll: 20,172)
Industrial Labor gain from United Australia
Nominations: Monday, 3 April 1939, Polling: Saturday, 22 April 1939
Preferences required, Preferences counted to completion
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Martin, Clarence Edward (Elected) Industrial Labor 6,397 34.79 10,447 56.82
Ormonde, James Patrick Labor Party 5,630 30.62
Waddell, Ella Mary United Australia 6,359 34.59 7,939 43.18
Formal Votes 18,386
Informal Votes 370 1.97
Total Votes / Turnout 18,756 92.98
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Caused by the death of UAP MP John William Waddell. Note that his widow was the UAP candidate.
Source: Nominations SMH 4 April 1939, p.15 col.5. The SMH incorrectly refers to Charles Martin, but does identify him as a Industrial or Heffron Labor candidate.
Corrections: Note that Hughes and Graham list Martin as a State Labor candidate and Ormonde as Lang Labor. State Labor had been known as Industrial Labor or Heffron Labor at the 1938 election. Martin has been listed as Industrial Labor here to avoid confusion with the Lang's State Labor from earlier in the 1930s, or the distinct Hughes-Evans State Labor that contested the 1941 election. Ormonde has been listed as Labor Party to avoid confusion with the party Lang formed in the 1940s.

Distribution of Preferences
Exclusion 1
Ormonde (ALP)
PreferencesNew Totals
Martin (IL) 4050 71.94 10447 56.82
Ormonde (ALP) -5630
Waddell (UAP) 1580 28.06 7939 43.18