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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) 11 May 1929

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 McCormack
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. Arthur Edward Moore
Premier's party affiliation Country & Progressive National Party
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 517,466 
Number of Assembly seats 72 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 25,877 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 491,589 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 438,248 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 89.15% 
Total valid votes 431,412 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.56%
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 11 May 1929
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 %
Country & Progressive National Party 233,977  54.24  +5.03     43  59.72 
Australian Labor Party 173,242  40.16  -7.80     27  37.50 
Independents 20,999  4.87  +3.26     2.78 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,194  0.74  +0.74          
Totals 431,412  100.00    72  100.00 

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For this Assembly election (1964), there is substantial agreement between the three sources below (Hughes and Graham 1968, Hughes and Graham 1975, and Carr) on the first preference votes for the larger parties. The votes and partisan affiliation of minor party and Independent candidates are calculated from Hughes and Graham 1975.

Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, Voting for the Victoria[n] Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: Department of Political Science, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1975, ISBN 070811332X).

Adam Carr, 'Forty-third Parliament Elected 27 June 1964', in 'Legislative Assembly Elections', Victorian Elections Since 1843, Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive, online here [accessed 12 January 2018].

Raymond Wright, A People's Counsel: A History of the Parliament of Victoria 1856-1990, (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1992, ISBN 0195533593)