ID 0363

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) 28 May 1966

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

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  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 886,662 
Number of Assembly seats 78 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 15,793 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 870,869 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 812,235 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 93.27% 
Total valid votes 798,973 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.63%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Single member districts, preferential voting (AV) 

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Queensland, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 28 May 1966
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 350,254  43.84  +0.01     26  33.33 
Liberal Party 203,648  25.49  +1.73     20  25.64 
Country Party 154,081  19.28  -1.03     27  34.62 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1969) 49,948  6.25  -0.97     1.28 
Independents 38,001  4.76  +0.20     5.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,041  0.38  +0.06          
Totals 798,973  100.00    78  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).



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