House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 29 May 1954
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 2,280,098  50.03  +2.40     57  47.11 
Liberal Party 1,745,808  38.31  -2.31     47  38.84 
Country Party 388,171  8.52  -1.20     17  14.05 
Votes for other than listed parties 143,211  3.14  +2.14          
Totals 4,557,288  100.00    121  100.00 


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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); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).



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