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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) 1 November 1986

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 Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

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 Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  
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Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 1,563,294 
Number of Assembly seats 89 
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 1,563,294 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 1,426,478 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 91.25% 
Total valid votes 1,395,575 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 2.17%
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 1 November 1986
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 577,062  41.35  -2.63     30  33.71 
National Party 553,197  39.64  +0.71     49  55.06 
Liberal Party 230,310  16.50  +1.62     10  11.24 
Independents 26,259  1.88  +0.59        
Votes for other than listed parties 8,747  0.63  +0.54          
Totals 1,395,575  100.00    89  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344).



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