ID 0125

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 29 May 1954


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
334,353
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
8
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
334,353
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
321,688
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
96.21%
Total valid votes
316,127
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.73%
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 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  150,197  47.51  +4.16  50.00 
Liberal Party  108,575  34.35  -6.04  25.00 
Country Party  45,956  14.54  -1.06  25.00 
Independents  9,521  3.01     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,878 0.59 -0.08       
Totals 316,127  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); 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).