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WELLINGTON CITY ELECTION.

Victory for the Liberal Party. Return of Mr McLean(Per United Presi Asiooiatiou ) Wellington, January 15. The flection to-day was carried out with the utmost good fooling, and at one time the candidates drove together m a dog-cart from one booth to another. There was, of course, considerable good humour displayed among the parlizans of both sides. Every description of vehicle wa? brought into requisition (.0 bring voters to the poll, and the supporters of either candidate (worked with great energy right up to tho closing oE the poll. When the doors dosed the betting was even monoy, and the most sanguine did not anticipate a large majority. Shortly aftorO o'clock Mr James, the Returning Officer, declared the numbers to be McLean, 3105, Bell, 3253majority for McLean 152 Ths3s figures ilo not include 45 seaman's voting papers which will be opened to-morrow, but they cannot effect the result. Tho following is the detail of the polling :-

Majority for Mr McLoan „, 153

Adelaide Boad „, JrillShed Jarori Siohange Hall ... Mncess Theatre,,, lidey's (principle) faiwarra „. „. Bell. ] ... 279 ... 828 ... 90 ... 1059 ... 249 ... 664 ... 83 McLean. 340 504 32 848 480 1099 100 Totals "... ... 3253 3405

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WELLINGTON CITY ELECTION., Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 7620, 16 January 1892

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WELLINGTON CITY ELECTION. Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 7620, 16 January 1892

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