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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in New South Wales

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

Election of 29 May 1954


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in New South Wales

Total number of voters on the roll
1,985,267
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
47
Number of uncontested seats
3
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
123,268
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
1,861,999
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,789,097
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.08%
Total valid votes
1,765,468
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.32%
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 New South Wales

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Election held on 29 May 1954
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  923,469  52.31  +3.17  25  53.19 
Liberal Party  619,643  35.10  -3.90  15  31.91 
Country Party  146,417  8.29  -1.81  14.89 
Independents  44,862  2.54  +1.94     
Votes for other than listed parties 31,077 1.76 +0.59       
Totals 1,765,468  100.00    47  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.