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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) 7 March 1953

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) Vincent Clair Gair
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. Vincent Clair Gair
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 737,579 
Number of Assembly seats 75 
Number of uncontested seats 11 
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 80,230 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 657,349 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 616,611 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 93.80% 
Total valid votes 608,699 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.28%
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 7 March 1953
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 323,882  53.21  +6.34     50  66.67 
Liberal Party 129,633  21.30  -8.61     10.67 
Country Party 114,124  18.75  -0.50     15  20.00 
Independents 18,986  3.12  +1.18     1.33 
North Queensland Labor 6,680  1.10  -0.12     1.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 15,394  2.53  +2.53          
Totals 608,699  100.00    75  11  100.00 


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Notes

Premier in office at election: Gair replaced Hanlon as premier on 17 January 1952.



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