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THE DUNEDIN ELECTION.

♦ THE OPPOSITION CANDIDATE WINS. f UNITED PRBBB ASSOCIATION ] Dunedin, October 13. A good deal of interest was taken m the election for the city seat rendered vacant by the death of Mr H. 8. Fish, but everything passed off very quietly. A good many vehicles were m use, mostly m the interests of Mr Gourley, who is a livery stable keeper. Early m the day it became evident that the real struggle was between 'Mr Sligo and Mr Gourley. The returns, with the exception of two, came to hand very promptly, despite the heavy polling —11,195 out of 14,811 having recorded their votes. At 9.10 o'clock the Returning Officer announced the numbers as — Alex Sligo . . 5045 Hugh Gourley „ 4065 W. Hutchison . . 2030 There were six seamen's votes, of which five were informal. The other was for Mr Sligo The informal votes numbered 55.

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THE DUNEDIN ELECTION., Marlborough Express, Volume XXXII, Issue 224, 14 October 1897

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THE DUNEDIN ELECTION. Marlborough Express, Volume XXXII, Issue 224, 14 October 1897

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