The Hon Tony Smith MP

Speaker of the House of Representatives

M E D I A R E L E A S E

11 November 2017

BENNELONG BY-ELECTION

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (Mr Tony Smith MP) announced that he is considering possible dates for the by-election for the electoral division of Bennelong having received today a letter of resignation from Mr John Alexander.

Contact: Cate Clunies-Ross 0418 111 267 (Speaker’s Office)

BY-ELECTION FOR BENNELONG

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (the Hon. Tony Smith MP) announced that he has today issued a writ for the election of a Member of the House of Representatives for the electoral division of Bennelong in New South Wales, in the place of Mr John Alexander, OAM, resigned.

The dates in connection with the by-election will be as follows:

Issue of writ Monday, 13 November 2017

Close of rolls Monday, 20 November 2017

Close of nominations Thursday, 23 November 2017

Declaration of nominations Friday, 24 November 2017

Date of polling Saturday, 16 December 2017

Return of writ On or before Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

Contact: Cate Clunies-Ross 0418 111 267 (Speaker’s Office)

THE HON TONY SMITH MP

Speaker of the House of Representatives

M E D I A R E L E A S E

27 October 2017

BY-ELECTION FOR NEW ENGLAND

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (the Hon Tony Smith MP) announced today that he will shortly issue the writ for the election of a Member of the House of Representatives for the electoral division of New England in New South Wales, in the place of the Hon Barnaby Joyce, disqualified.

The dates in connection with the by-election are as follows:

Issue of writ Friday, 27 October 2017

Close of rolls Friday, 3 November 2017

Close of nominations Thursday, 9 November 2017

Declaration of nominations Friday, 10 November 2017

Date of polling Saturday, 2 December 2017

Return of writ On or before Sunday, 4 February 2018.

Contact: Cate Clunies-Ross 0418 111 267 (Speaker’s Office)

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