ID 0117

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 28 April 1951


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
710,518
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
18
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
38,469
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
672,049
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
639,333
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.13%
Total valid votes
626,978
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.93%
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 Queensland

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Election held on 28 April 1951
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  257,099  41.01  +1.47  22.22 
Liberal Party  193,559  30.87  -0.63  50.00 
Country Party  149,118  23.78  -1.05  27.78 
Independents  19,521  3.11  +0.67     
Votes for other than listed parties 7,681 1.23 -0.45       
Totals 626,978  100.00    18  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); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478), online here.