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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) 9 October 1920

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) Edward Granville Theodore
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. Edward Granville Theodore
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 462,218 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 16,537 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 445,681 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 356,226 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 79.93% 
Total valid votes 352,666 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 01%
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 9 October 1920
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 168,455  47.77  -5.91     38  52.78 
Nationalist Party (Nationalists) 94,249  26.72  -17.90     13  18.06 
Country Party 60,637  17.19  *     18  25.00 
Northern Country Party 26,531  7.52  *     4.17 
Independents 2,794  0.79  *        
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -0.71          
Totals 352,666  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

Premier in office at election: Theodore replaced Ryan as premier on 22 October 1919

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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