ID 0119

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 28 April 1951


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
318,260
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
8
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
30,911
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
287,349
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
275,845
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.00%
Total valid votes
268,917
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.51%
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 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  116,573  43.35  -2.05  37.50 
Liberal Party  108,599  40.38  -1.13  37.50 
Country Party  41,933  15.59  +3.91  25.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,812 0.67 +0.28       
Totals 268,917  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); 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.