New South Wales colonial election, 1895

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New South Wales colonial election, 1895

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All 125 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
63 Assembly seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party Third party
  Sir George Reid portrait, 1890s.jpg George Dibbs Federation Conference 1884.jpg James McGowen Premier.png
Leader George Reid George Dibbs James McGowen
Party Free Trade Protectionist Labor Electoral League
Leader since September 1891 January 1889 August 1894
Leader's seat Sydney-King Tamworth (lost seat) Redfern
Last election 50 seats 37 seats 15 seats
Seats won 58 seats 42 seats 18 seats
Seat change Increase8 Increase5 Increase3
Percentage 37.15 33.43% 13.20%
Swing Increase6.81 Increase5.74 Decrease3.29

New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1895.svg
Legislative Assembly after the election

Premier before election

George Reid
Free Trade

Elected Premier

George Reid
Free Trade

The 1895 New South Wales colonial election was held on 24 July 1895 for all of the 125 seats in the 17th New South Wales Legislative Assembly and it was conducted in single-member constituencies with a first past the post voting system. Suffrage was limited to adult white males. The 16th parliament of New South Wales was dissolved on 5 July 1895 by the Governor, Lord Hampden, on the advice of the Premier, George Reid.

Key dates

Date Event
5 July 1895 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
16 – 20 July 1895 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
24 July 1895 Polling day.
13 August 1895 Opening of 17th Parliament.

Results

New South Wales colonial election, 24 July 1895
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 253,125
Votes cast 151,680 Turnout 59.92 −18.64
Informal votes 1,354 Informal 0.88 −0.74
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Free Trade 56,347 37.15 +6.81 58 +8
  Protectionist 50,703 33.43 +5.74 42 +5
  Labor 20,028 13.20 −3.29 18 +3
  Ind. Free Trade 11,096 7.32 –4.29 4 −7
  Ind. Protectionist 6,547 4.32 −2.86 2 −4
  Independent 5,107 3.37 +2.41 0 ±0
  Independent Labor 1,852 1.22 −4.50 1 −7
Total 151,680     125  

References

  • "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  • Antony Green. "NSW Elections Analysis". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 2012-07-08.

See also

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