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Parliament of New South Wales, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 24 July 1895


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
New South Wales
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
24 July 1895

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Free Trade Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Free Trade Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
253,125
Number of Assembly seats
125
Number of uncontested seats
8
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
14,892
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
238,233
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
153,034
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
64.24%
Total valid votes
151,680
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
0.88%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Manhood suffrage at 21 years; single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


New South Wales, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 24 July 1895
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Free Trade Party  64,153  42.29  +14.12  61  48.80 
Protectionist Party  54,546  35.96  +9.35  41  32.80 
Australian Labor Party  19,145  12.62  -3.37  18  14.40 
Independent Free Trade Party  7,201  4.75  -6.95  0.80 
Independent Labor  5,078  3.35  -5.89  3.20 
Independents  1,557  1.03  +0.04     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 151,680  100.00    125  100.00 


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Notes

Election: 'Following disagreement between the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly, in June 1895 Reid obtained a dissolution and went to the country on the issue of constitutional reform. Ministerialist Free Trade candidates were selected by the Council of the Liberal Party, and Opposition Protectionist candidates by the Council of the National Protection Association. Labor candidates were selected by the Labor Leagues', Hughes and Graham, p.432, (reference in Sources, below).

Protectionist Party: Hughes and Graham list the party as 'Protection-Oppositionists' (including one Independent Protectionist); see Hughes and Graham, p. 432 (see 'Sources', below).

Reference: For a description and analysis of the style of parliamentary government in this period and the emergence of political parties, see P. Loveday, A W Martin and Patrick Weller, 'New South Wales', in P Loveday, A W Martin and R S Parker, (editors), The Emergence of the Australian Party System, pp. 172-248, (Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1977 ISBN 0908094035).

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 423-460, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).



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