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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) 22 May 1915

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. Thomas Joseph Ryan
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 335,195 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 33,134 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 302,061 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 266,240 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 88.14% 
Total valid votes 262,052 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.57%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, contingent voting (a version of AV), compulsory voting 


Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 22 May 1915
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 136,419  52.06  +5.36     45  62.50 
Liberal Party 109,985  41.97  *     21  29.17 
Queensland Farmers Union 13,233  5.05  *     6.94 
Independents 2,415  0.92  -0.82     1.39 
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -0.19          
Totals 262,052  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.


Party in Government in office at election: The Denham Ministerialist government became a Liberal government by the time of the election.


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