ID 0135

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Queensland

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

Election of 22 November 1958


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Queensland

Total number of voters on the roll
784,354
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
18
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
784,354
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
744,943
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.98%
Total valid votes
722,411
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.02%
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 Queensland

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Election held on 22 November 1958
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  270,676  37.47  -4.59  16.67 
Liberal Party  224,449  31.07  -0.79  10  55.56 
Country Party  140,093  19.39  -1.56  27.78 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1963)  80,035  11.08     
Votes for other than listed parties 7,158 0.99 -0.12       
Totals 722,411  100.00    18  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).

For a general review of this election, see: D W Rawson, Australia Votes: The 1958 Federal Election, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1961.