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South Coast - By-election (Roll: 13,030)
Retained by Independent
Nominations: Monday, 26 October 1942, Polling: Saturday, 14 November 1942
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Bate, Henry John United Australia 2,942 27.10 2,942 100.00
Beale, Jack Gordon (Elected) Independent 7,915 72.90
Formal Votes 10,857
Informal Votes 86 0.79
Total Votes / Turnout 10,943 83.98
Cause Category: Death
Notes: Caused by the death of sitting Independent MP Rupert Noal Beale. The seat was won by his son Jack Beale. Henry John Bate was the defeated UAP candidate at the 1941 state election. His son Henry Jefferson Percival Bate was an MP at the time of the by-election, serving as MP for Wollondilliy 1938-49.