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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) 27 April 1912

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) Digby Frank Denham
Premier's party affiliation Liberal Party 
Assembly support for government at election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Digby Frank Denham
Premier's party affiliation Liberal Party
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 309,590 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 20,084 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 289,506 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 218,639 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 75.52% 
Total valid votes 216,032 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.19%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, contingent voting (a version of AV) 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 27 April 1912
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 110,981  51.37  +0.46     46  63.89 
Australian Labor Party 100,878  46.70  +9.85     25  34.72 
Independents 3,766  1.74  +0.14     1.39 
Votes for other than listed parties 407  0.19  +0.19          
Totals 216,032  100.00    72  100.00 


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Notes

Premier in office at election: Denham replaced Kidston as premier of a Ministerialist (Liberal) majority government on 7 February 1911.

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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