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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 10 December 1955


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
343,013
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
9
Number of uncontested seats
4
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
151,523
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
191,490
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
182,042
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.07%
Total valid votes
175,611
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.53%
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 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 %
Australian Labor Party  91,151  51.91  +4.39  33.33 
Liberal Party  72,385  41.22  +6.87  44.44 
Independents  10,844  6.18  +3.16     
Country Party      -14.54  22.22 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,231 0.70 +0.11       
Totals 175,611  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).