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MELBOURNE, October 14. ; So far as is known the elections have gone generally in favor of the Liberal party, the Ministerialists polling heaviby, Mr D. Gillies, the ex-Agent-General, was elected for Toorak by a large majority. Ihe Labor party lose two seats by the defeat of Mr Prendergast and Mr Barrett. MELBOURNE. October 15. All the Ministers have been returned. As nearly all the candidates have expressed themselves content with Sir George Turner's Government, the new Assembly presents a curious feature in having—for the present, at any rate—a merely nominal Opposition. Amongst the defeated candidates are Sir Graham Berry (Speaker of the Assembly) and Mr Robert Harper, while Mr Murray Smith (the apostle of Freetrade) was returned with a much-increased majority, and Sir Bryan O'Loghlen (who for some years represented Port Fairy,) returns to the arena, having, defeated the late member.
Thirteen members. of the late Parliament lose seats, and nine candidates forfeited their £SO deposit.
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VICTORIAN ELECTIONS., Evening Star, Issue 10445, 15 October 1897