ID 0173

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 18 May 1974


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House of Representatives enrolment and voting in Western Australia

Total number of voters on the roll
612,016
Number of House of Representatives seats in this state/territory
10
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
612,016
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
577,989
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.44%
Total valid votes
563,414
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.52%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 18 years (from 1974); 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 18 May 1974
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  261,107  46.34  +0.23  50.00 
Liberal Party  233,240  41.40  +2.08  50.00 
National Alliance  60,325  10.71     
Votes for other than listed parties 8,742 1.55 -0.21       
Totals 563,414  100.00    10  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, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400); 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 13287478).