House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 16 December 1903
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 %
Free Trade Party 247,774  34.37  +4.33     25  33.33 
Australian Labor Party 223,163  30.95  +15.20     23  30.67 
Protectionist Party 214,091  29.70  -7.05     26  11  34.67 
Independents 32,364  4.49  +2.83        
Revenue Tariff Party 3,546  0.49  *     1.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 0.00  -15.80          
Totals 720,938  100.00    75  17  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.

Notes

Deakin's ministry was called Fusion ministry. It included 3 Protectionists (including Deakin himself), 5 Free Traders and 2 Tarrif Reform members. For details of all Commonwealth prime ministers, see Michelle Grattan (editor) Australian Prime Ministers (Sydney: New Holland, 2000).

Sources

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



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