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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) 27 May 1972

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) Johannes Bjelke-Peterson
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. Johannes Bjelke-Peterson
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 997,489 
Number of Assembly seats 82 
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 997,489 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 921,763 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 92.41% 
Total valid votes 906,946 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.61%
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 27 May 1972
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 424,002  46.75  +1.76     33  40.24 
Liberal Party 201,596  22.23  -1.45     21  25.61 
Country Party 181,404  20.00  -1.02     26  31.71 
Democratic Labor Party 69,757  7.69  +0.46        
Independents 30,187  3.33  +0.48     2.44 
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -0.23          
Totals 906,946  100.00    82  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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