ID 0299

Parliament of New South Wales, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 24 July 1895

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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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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).


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).