RETURN OF MR WAKEFIELD.
i The election of a gentleman to represent the Selwyn constituency in Parliament, in the place of Mr £. J. Lee, deceased, took place on Feb. 15, and resulted in the return Of Mr Wakefield by a majority of 163 votes. The total number polled was 795, as against 618 at the previous contest. Dur ing the time the candidates have been in the field the electors have shown no end of interest, which was raised to. the greatest iexcitement as the hour drew near for the declaration of the poll. The polling was as follows:— E. Wakefield. J. McLachlan. Lewrton ... ... 182 183 Bro#kside 36 27 Southbridge ... 157 85 Dunsandel 104 21 Totals ... 479 316
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SELWYN ELECTION., Press, Volume XL, Issue 5755, 28 February 1884
SELWYN ELECTION. Press, Volume XL, Issue 5755, 28 February 1884
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