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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) 3 May 1947

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 Michael Hanlon
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 Michael Hanlon
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 697,405 
Number of Assembly seats 62 
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 697,405 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 632,909 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 90.75% 
Total valid votes 624,330 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.36%
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 3 May 1947
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 272,103  43.58  -1.09     35  56.45 
Queensland People's Party 160,623  25.73  +1.01     14.52 
Country Party 121,689  19.49  +1.89     14  22.58 
Frank Barnes Labor Party 24,781  3.97  *     1.61 
Independents 18,527  2.97  -2.07        
Independent Labor 11,268  1.80  -3.69     3.23 
Communist Party 7,870  1.26  -1.22     1.61 
Votes for other than listed parties 7,469  1.20  +1.20          
Totals 624,330  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: Hanlon replaced Cooper as premier on 7 March 1946.



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