ID 0101

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 21 August 1943


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
275,312
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
5
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
275,312
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
268,261
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
97.44%
Total valid votes
258,920
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.48%
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 21 August 1943
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  143,773  55.53  +17.29  100.00 
Country Party  39,263  15.16  -9.23     
Nationalist Party (Nationalists) (United Australia Party)  34,771  13.43     
Independents  34,472  13.31  +5.70     
Communist Party  6,641  2.56     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 258,920  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.

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).