ID 1428

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 14 November 1878


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Queensland
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
14 November 1878

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)
Premier's party affiliation
Ministerialists
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Ministerialists
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
49,331
Number of Assembly seats
55
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
7,675
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
41,656
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
24,785
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
59.50%
Total valid votes
0
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
0
Electoral system
Male property franchise; single member and multimember districts; first past the post (plurality) voting (see notes)


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 14 November 1878
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

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Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Independents (no disciplined party groupings)        55    100.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 0.00    55    100.00 


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Notes

Election dates:. Elections were held over the period from 14 November to 10 December 1878.

Premier in office after election:

Electoral system and franchise: The Electoral Districts Act of 1878 had enlarged the Assembly to 55 members chosen from 29 single member electoral districts and 13 two-member districts (42 electoral districts in total).

Missing data:

Sources

Murray Campbell (edited by Glenn Rhodes & illustrated by Mac Vines), Elections Queensland, ([Brisbane]: Electoral Commission of Queensland, 1998, ISBN 0724250077); Parliament of Queensland 'Queensland Electoral and Parliamentary History: Key Dates and Events', Queensland Parliament website:
https://bit.ly/2gVMv7c [accessed 20 October 2011].



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