ID 0340

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) 27 August 1904

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) Arthur Morgan
Premier's party affiliation Ministerialists 
Assembly support for government at election Coalition  
If coalition, coalition partner(s) Australian Labor Party  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Arthur Morgan
Premier's party affiliation Ministerialists
Assembly support for government after election Coalition  
If coalition, coalition partner(s) Australian Labor Party  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 103,943 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats 18 
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 22,677 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 81,266 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 68,556 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 84.36% 
Total valid votes 80,341 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system 445
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 27 August 1904
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 %
Australian Labor Party 28,961  36.05  -3.28     34  11  47.22 
Ministerialists 24,096  29.99  -18.14     21  29.17 
Opposition 23,294  28.99  +22.13     15  20.83 
Independents 3,990  4.97  +1.21     2.78 
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -0.10          
Totals 80,341  100.00    72  18  100.00 


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Notes

Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts. Government in office at election: Morgan Ministerialist Labor coalition government replaced the Philp Ministerialist government on 17 September 1903

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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