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STANMORE ELECTION.

♦ DECLARATION OF THE POLL. The official declaration of the result of the Stanmore Election took place on tho Bingsland sohool ground at 10 a.m. to-day. There were' about 50 persons present. The Rbtubning Opfiobe (Mr G. Leslie Lee) announced' that the numbers polled were as follows : — W. H. Pilliet 469 Hon E. Hichardion 336 W. P. Oowlishaw 244 There had been an error in the announce* ment made on tho evening of the election, owing to a 0 being mistaken for a 9 in the return of tho number polled by the Hon B. Richardson for Phillipstown. He declared Mr Walter Hippolyte Pilliet duly elected to represent Stanmore in the House of Representatives. (Cheers.) Three cheers were given for Mr Pilliet, Mrs Pilliet, and also for the Returning Officer. 6 Mr Pillibt thanked the electors for the honour they had done him. He considered the people of Btanmore had stuck by him, to use a vulgar phrase, in the most manful and thoroughbred manner possible ; and when he considered that his victory had been achieved without the use of tny unfair means whatever, he thought his supporters had every reason to be proud of the result. Foe himself, he had felt proud when he was elected on a previous ocoasfon, but he felt doubly proud that day, the more so because he believed that every man who had voted for him had done so straight from his heart. He had now a very responsible future before him, and if after the noble manner in which the electors of Stanmore had treated him, he did not devote all the intelligence he possessed, and all the powers nature had given him, for the good sf Stanmore, he would consider himself simply a mean objeot. Many persons professed to know more about his political past, and oven of his political future, that he knew himself; bub they could not say that he had not been straightforward iv his past actions. He would ask the electors to let kirn have a good trial, and then they could judge him. He had fought against tremendous odd*. One of his opponents was an able politician, and had a name in the political world ; and of the other, he might say that he was possessed of a moat remarkable backbone. (A voice : But it's rotten.) Against these he had been chosen by a good majority, and felt proud of his position. He thanked them again most heartily, and pledged his word to do his utmost for the good of Stanmore and for New Zealand. (Cheers.) He had been a little hasty when he made a remark the other day in reference to to the ReturningOfficer. He (Mr Pilliet) had many faults/ but not that of refusing to apologise for a wrong if he had done it ; and if by word or look there was anything in his behaviour on the nomination day, at which Mr Lee took offenoe, he begged to apologise to him for it, and also to propose a vote of thanks to the Beturning-Offioer for the able manner in whioh he had conduoted an election which, from the circumstances, must have been a trying task to him. (Loud cheers.) A Voice : Where's Oowlishaw P Mr J. Wilson seconded the vota of thanks, whioh was carried by acclamation. The Returning-Officer thanked them for the compliment, and also wished to thank Mr Pilliet for the very handsome manner in which he had spoken of him that day. The proceedings then terminated, neither of the defeated candidates being present.

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STANMORE ELECTION., Star, Issue 4437, 14 July 1882

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STANMORE ELECTION. Star, Issue 4437, 14 July 1882

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