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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 29 March 1901


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
89,045
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
19,024
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
70,021
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
25,655
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
36.64%
Total valid votes
25,401
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
0.99%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Varied by state for first election; WA used single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Western Australia

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Election held on 29 March 1901
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 %
Free Trade Party  14,597  57.47  40.00 
Australian Labor Party  8,494  33.44  40.00 
Protectionist Party  2,310  9.09  20.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 25,401  100.00    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

Election date: some polls were held on 30 March 1901.

Government at election: Barton was commissioned by the Governor General to form the first ministry on 1 January 1901. It included representatives from all states.

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).