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ELECTION FOR THE WAIMEAS.

Off June 28th,■ the polling for a member to represent this district in the House of Representatives in room of Mr. Oliver took place, and lesulted in the election of Mi«. Edward Baigent by a majority of 28. We give every credit to Mr. Baigent for honesty of purpose, and the fact of his election shows the personal respect in which he is held in the locality ; _but we cannot help concurring with the remark which Mr. Baigent himself made to the electors on the nomination day'when he told them he "had always confessed that he had not the ability necessary to go to the Assembly, and the electors knew it"; -and therefore we regret that Mr. Shephard, whose political opinions as expressed in his speeches are as sound as any we have heard or read in the colony, was not elected. However, the new member promised to give an honest vote, and we believe he will keep his word, and no doubt will strive to learn not to allow himself to be " talked over " or' mystified by specious politicians \as too manyof the members of the House, notwithstanding stalwart promise?, have permitted themselves to be. The following are the votes polled :—

99 n 32 Showing a majority for Mr. Baigent of 28. The poll was declared at Richmond yesterday. Mr. Baigent and Mr. Shepherd respectively addressed the electors, each returning thanks for those who voted for him, and Mr. Baigent stating his determination honestly to do his duty v and support those measures which would lessen the burdens of the people.

Vaimea East ... -pring Grove ... Ipper Wakefield lofcueka Valley Baigenfc. Shephard . 20 28 42 18 32 22 5 '3 i. Kellirij 23 3 1 0

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ELECTION FOR THE WAIMEAS., Colonist, Volume X, Issue 741, 5 July 1867

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ELECTION FOR THE WAIMEAS. Colonist, Volume X, Issue 741, 5 July 1867

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