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Auburn - By-election (Roll: 22,540)
Ind Labor gain from Labor Party
Nominations: Tuesday, 21 September 1943, Polling: Saturday, 2 October 1943
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Byrne, Gordon Andrew Labor Party 5,346 28.71
Lang, John Thomas (Re-elected) Ind Labor 10,779 57.89
Spensley, Edward Hector Independent 2,495 13.40
Formal Votes 18,620
Informal Votes 308 1.63
Total Votes / Turnout 18,928 83.98
Cause Category: Resignation - Federal contest
Notes: Caused by the decision of Jack Lang to resign and contest the seat of Reid at the 1943 federal election. He was defeated and the re-nominated and won the subsequent Auburn by-election.
Source: Nominations SMH 23 September 1943, p.1 col.7.