Electoral results for the district of Alexandria

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Alexandria in New South Wales state elections. The district had two incarnations, the first from 1904 to 1920, the second from 1927 to 1930.

Members[edit]

First incarnation (1904–1920)
Member Party Term
  John Dacey Labor 1904–1912
  Simon Hickey Labor 1912–1920
Second incarnation (1927–1930)
  Bill Ratcliffe Labor 1927–1930

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1927: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Ratcliffe 8,370 67.57
Nationalist Ernest Wilberforce Kidd 4,018 32.43
Total formal votes 12,388 98.80
Informal votes 150 1.20
Turnout 12,538 82.72
Labor win (new seat)

Bill Ratcliffe was one of five sitting MPs for Botany.[1]

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1917: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Simon Hickey 3,670 69.94
Nationalist Sydney Smith 1,388 26.45
Independent James Middleton Dixon 189 3.60
Total formal votes 5,247 99.06
Informal votes 50 0.94
Turnout 5,297 53.93
Labor hold Swing

Sitting Labor MP Simon Hickey was returned with a slightly reduced majority. He defeated former MP for East Macquarie, Bathurst, Canterbury and federal MP for Macquarie, Sydney Smith.[2]

New South Wales state election, 1913: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Simon Hickey 3,785 70.01
Independent Liberal James Middleton Dixon 1,092 20.20
Independent Joseph Edward Warner 529 9.79
Total formal votes 5,406 97.16
Informal votes 158 2.84
Turnout 5,564 54.27
Labor hold Swing

Sitting Labor MP Simon Hickey was returned with an increased majority.[3]

Alexandria by-election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Simon Hickey 3,437 65.37
Liberal Reform William John Ferguson 1,695 32.24
Socialist Arthur Duffield 70 1.33
Independent James Middleton Dixon 56 1.07
Total formal votes 5,258 97.28
Informal votes 147 2.72
Turnout 5,405
Labor hold Swing

By-election caused by the death of John Dacey. Seat was won by Dacey's son-in-law Simon Hickey who defeated former MP for Sturt William John Ferguson.[4]

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1910: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Dacey 4,225 68.73
Liberal Reform George Henry Smith 1,897 30.86
Independent James Christie Horne 25 0.41
Total formal votes 6,147 97.06
Informal votes 186 2.94
Turnout 6,333 65.15
Labor hold Swing

Sitting Labor MP John Dacey was returned with an increased majority.[5]

New South Wales state election, 1907: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Dacey 3,523 56.01
Liberal Reform Albert Bruntnell 2,742 47.77
Independent Joseph Edward Warner 119 1.89
Independent Patrick Joseph Craddock 10 0.16
Independent Alexander Bryson 8 0.13
Total formal votes 6,290 97.72
Informal votes 147 2.28
Turnout 6,437 71.70
Labor hold Swing

Albert Bruntnell had been elected MP for Surry Hills at the 1906 by-election.[6]

New South Wales state election, 1904: Alexandria
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Dacey 2,859 49.81
Progressive George Anderson 2,742 47.77
Independent Thomas Edwards 90 1.57
Socialist John Kirk Wilcox 49 0.85
Total formal votes 5,740 99.38
Informal votes 36 0.62
Turnout 5,776 64.17
Labor win (new seat)

George Anderson was MP for Waterloo, John Dacey for Botany. Dacey had been defeated for Labor pre-selection in Botany but agreed to contest Alexandria at the Labor Party's request.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1927". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1917". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1913". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "By-election results for Alexandria, 1912". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1910". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1907". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Green, Antony (5 July 2007). "Election results for Alexandria, 1904". Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.