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Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly Queensland 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 29 April 1893

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election) Thomas McIlwraith
Premier's party affiliation Ministerialists 
Assembly support for government at election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Thomas McIlwraith
Premier's party affiliation Ministerialists
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 86,983 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 6,526 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 80,457 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 58,821 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 73.11% 
Total valid votes 77,993 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system 0
Electoral system Single and multimember districts, contingent voting (a version of AV) 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 29 April 1893
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Ministerialists 34,927  44.78  *     42  58.33 
Australian Labor Party 25,984  33.32  *     16  22.22 
Independents 7,905  10.14  *     9.72 
Opposition 7,154  9.17  *     9.72 
Farmers Representatives Party 1,230  1.58  *        
Votes for other than listed parties 793  1.02  0.00          
Totals 77,993  100.00    72  100.00 


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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.

Notes

Polling dates: 29 April (24 seats), 6 May (20 seats), 13 May (11 seats), 20 May (7 seats), 25 May (2 seats). Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts.

Sources

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).



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