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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) 16 March 1918

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 Joseph Ryan
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor 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)  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 424,416 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats  
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 424,416 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 340,669 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 80.27% 
Total valid votes 336,647 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.18%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, contingent voting (a version of AV), compulsory voting 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 16 March 1918
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 180,709  53.68  +1.62     48  66.67 
Nationalist Party (Nationalists) 150,225  44.62  *     22  30.56 
Independent Nationalist Party 3,311  0.98  *     2.78 
Votes for other than listed parties 2,402  0.71  +0.71          
Totals 336,647  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.

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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