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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) 2 October 1909

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

Total number of voters on the roll 242,754 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 27,502 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 215,252 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 156,418 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 72.67% 
Total valid votes 210,912 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system 1,652
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 2 October 1909
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 107,370  50.91  +10.32     41  56.94 
Australian Labor Party 77,712  36.85  +6.77     27  37.50 
Independent Opposition Party 22,439  10.64  *     5.56 
Independents 3,391  1.61  +0.94        
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  0.00          
Totals 210,912  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

Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts. Government in office at election: Kidston formed a Ministerialist ALP majority coalition government on 29 October 1908.

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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