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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 August 1957

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. George Francis (Frank) Reuben Nicklin
Premier's party affiliation Country Party
Assembly support for government after election Coalition  
If coalition, coalition partner(s) Liberal Party  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 791,719 
Number of Assembly seats 75 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 44,264 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 747,455 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 706,909 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 94.58% 
Total valid votes 698,876 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.14%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, first past the post (plurality) voting, compulsory voting 


Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 3 August 1957
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 201,971  28.90  -22.32     20  26.67 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1969) 163,534  23.40  *     11  14.67 
Liberal Party 162,372  23.23  -1.84     18  24.00 
Country Party 139,720  19.99  +0.72     24  32.00 
Independents 28,216  4.04  +2.08     2.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,063  0.44  -0.72          
Totals 698,876  100.00    75  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.


The poll for Gregory was held on 5 October


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).