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Auburn - By-election (Roll: 24,472)
Retained by Lang Labor
Nominations: Monday, 21 October 1946, Polling: Saturday, 9 November 1946
Not contested by both major parties
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Felsch, Edward John Independent 2,117 10.01
Lang, James Christian (Elected) Lang Labor 11,064 52.32
Peffer, Frank Edward Labor Party 7,965 37.67
Formal Votes 21,146
Informal Votes 295 1.38
Total Votes / Turnout 21,441 87.61
Cause Category: Resignation - Federal contest
Notes: Caused by the resignation of John Thomas Lang, who won election as MHR for Reid at the 1946 federal election. He was succeeded at the by-election by his son James Christian Lang.