1909 Wakefield by-election

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A by-election was held for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Wakefield on 28 August 1909. This was triggered by the death of the Speaker of the House, Sir Frederick Holder.

The by-election was won by Liberal candidate Richard Foster.

Results[edit]

Wakefield by-election, 1909[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Foster 8,120 54.5 +54.5
Labour John Vaughan 6,789 45.5 +9.3
Total formal votes 14,909 99.3
Informal votes 89 0.6
Turnout 14,998 48.7
Liberal gain from Independent Swing -9.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "By-Elections 1906-1910". Psephos.