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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Jones, Charles Edwin

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Jones, Charles Edwin, was M.L.A. for Ballarat West, Commissioner of Railways and Roads, and Vice-President of the Board of Land and Works in the second MᶜCulloch Administration from July 1868 to March 1869, when he resigned office, and was subsequently expelled from the Legislative Assembly for "receiving money from a corrupt association for bribing members of Parliament" in order to pass measures for their benefit. Mr. Jones at once presented himself for re-election at Ballarat West, and was returned in opposition to Mr. W. M. K. Vale, who contested the seat with him. Ultimately Mr. Jones left Australia, but returned in 1882, and at the general election in 1883 stood for Ballarat and was elected. In 1886 he was defeated, and was an unsuccessful candidate for Windermere in 1889 and for the East Bourke Boroughs in April 1892.