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WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

DISPUTED ELECTIONS.

PERTH (W.A.), Thursday.

In tho Supremo Court this nltornoon, In tho East Fremantle dlBputed election caso, judg- ment was glvon by the Chiof Justice in regard to the petition of Mr. W. C. Angwin (Labour), who waB dofeatod at the last olection, against the return of Mr. John Joseph Holmes (Minis- terial, and successful candidate),' on tho grounds of tho alleged invalidity of tho elec- tion on October 27 last. Mr. Holmes was de- clared elected by a majority of 20 votos, and Mr. Angwin protested against his roturn on tho grounds that 20 persons who woro not entitled to voto rocoräod votes at the olection. The Chief Justico upheld the point, and de- clared the election absolutely void, anC that Mr. Holmes was not duly oloctcd. A fresh election will have to bo hold.

Coolgardie and Geraldton elections, In which Ministerial candidates dotoatod Labour candi- dates by narrow majorities, have also been disputed, and as it is understood the parties havo agreed to abide by the result of the East Fremantle case, fresh eloctions will have to tako placo in thoso constituencies.

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