1904 Riverina by-election

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Riverina on 18 May 1904. This was triggered after the result at the 1903 election, which had seen Free Trade candidate Robert Blackwood narrowly defeat Protectionist MP John Chanter, was declared void due to allegations of electoral irregularities.[1]

At the by-election Chanter defeated Blackwood.

Results[edit]

Riverina by-election, 1904[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Protectionist John Chanter 5,547 51.7 +1.7
Free Trade Robert Blackwood 5,184 48.3 −1.7
Total formal votes 10,731 97.6
Informal votes 264 2.4
Turnout 10,995 57.8 +8.8
Protectionist gain from Free Trade Swing +1.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chanter v Blackwood (No 1) [1904] HCA 2, (1904) 1 CLR 39 and Chanter v Blackwood (No 2) [1904] HCA 48, (1904) 1 CLR 121.
  2. ^ "By-Elections 1903-1906". Psephos.[permanent dead link]