ID 0137

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 22 November 1958


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
361,409
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
9
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
361,409
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
344,798
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
95.40%
Total valid votes
332,493
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
3.57%
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 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 %
Liberal Party  138,467  41.65  +0.43  77.78 
Australian Labor Party  116,302  34.98  -16.93  11.11 
Country Party  38,305  11.52  11.11 
Democratic Labor Party  34,933  10.51     
Independents  3,424  1.03  -5.15     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,062 0.32 -0.38       
Totals 332,493  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).

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