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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 December 1974

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 National 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 National 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 1,186,378 
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 1,186,378 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 1,060,910 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 89.42% 
Total valid votes 1,044,168 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 1.58%
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 7 December 1974
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 376,187  36.03  -10.72     11  13.41 
Liberal Party 324,682  31.09  +8.87     30  36.59 
National Party 291,088  27.88  *     39  47.56 
Independents 30,330  2.90  -0.42     2.44 
Democratic Labor Party 19,952  1.91  -5.78        
Votes for other than listed parties 1,929  0.18  +0.18          
Totals 1,044,168  100.00    82  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.

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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