ID 0355

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) 15 April 1944

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) Frank Arthur Cooper
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. Frank Arthur Cooper
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 655,984 
Number of Assembly seats 62 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 70,257 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 585,727 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 512,767 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 87.54% 
Total valid votes 503,415 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.82%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, first past the post (plurality) voting 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 15 April 1944
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 224,888  44.67  -6.74     37  59.68 
Queensland People's Party 124,437  24.72  *     11.29 
Country Party 88,608  17.60  -3.29     12  19.35 
Independent Labor 27,645  5.49  +4.44     6.45 
Independents 25,370  5.04  +0.84     1.61 
Communist Party 12,467  2.48  -0.61     1.61 
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  0.00          
Totals 503,415  100.00    62  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: Cooper replaced Forgan Smith as premier on 16 September 1942



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