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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 17 November 1928


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
203,146
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
2
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
77,797
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
125,349
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
114,992
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
91.74%
Total valid votes
110,627
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.8%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; preferential voting (AV); compulsory preferences; compulsory voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won in Western Australia

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Election held on 17 November 1928
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 %
Australian Labor Party  45,564  41.19  +0.34  40.00 
Nationalist Party (Nationalists)  33,404  30.20  +11.14  20.00 
Country Party  21,463  19.40  -8.44  40.00 
Independents  10,196  9.22  -3.04     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 110,627  100.00    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).