ID 0357

Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election

Show only vote and seat summary details

Previous election in this series | Next election in this series
General election for the Assembly Queensland 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 29 April 1950

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)  
Top

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 718,685 
Number of Assembly seats 75 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 30,376 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 688,309 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 636,750 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 92.51% 
Total valid votes 629,662 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.11%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, first past the post (plurality) voting 

Top

Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 29 April 1950
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 295,138  46.87  +3.29     42  56.00 
Liberal Party 188,331  29.91  *     11  14.67 
Country Party 121,199  19.25  -0.24     20  26.67 
Independents 12,195  1.94  -1.03     1.33 
North Queensland Labor 7,689  1.22  *     1.33 
Independent Labor 2,759  0.44  -1.37        
Communist Party 2,351  0.37  -0.89        
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -1.20          
Totals 629,662  100.00    75  100.00 


Previous election in this series | Next election in this series | Display Chart

* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.



Top