ID 0128

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Victoria

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

Election of 10 December 1955


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Victoria

Total number of voters on the roll
1,444,035
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
33
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
1,444,035
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,365,383
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.55%
Total valid votes
1,329,329
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.64%
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 Victoria

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Election held on 10 December 1955
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 %
Liberal Party   549,985  41.37  -3.82  20  60.61 
Australian Labor Party  493,509  37.12  -13.17  10  30.30 
Anti - Communist Labor Party  209,678  15.77     
Country Party  72,877  5.48  +2.06  9.09 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,280 0.25 -0.84       
Totals 1,329,329  100.00    33  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).