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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 12 October 1929

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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
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 Victoria

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Election held on 12 October 1929
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  412,595  48.90  +9.25  13  65.00 
National Party (Nationalists)  267,758  31.74  -8.06  15.00 
Country Party  102,276  12.12  +0.99  10.00 
Independent Nationalist Party  29,919  3.55  5.00 
Country Progressive Party  27,942  3.31  -1.63  5.00 
Independents  3,210  0.38  -4.09     
Votes for other than listed parties 7 0.00 -0.01       
Totals 843,707  100.00    20  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.


Country Progressive Party: Hughes and Graham give the primary listing for this party under the name 'Independent Country Party'; see Hughes and Graham, p. 343 (reference in 'Sources', below).


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