ID 0260

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 5 September 1914


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General election for the House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Australia
Date of election
5 September 1914

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Prime Minister in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Prime Minister since previous election)
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Liberal Party
House of Representatives support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Prime Minister in office after election.
Prime Minister's party affiliation
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
2,811,515
Number of House of Representatives seats
75
Number of uncontested seats
13
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
463,074
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
2,348,441
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,726,906
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
73.53%
Total valid votes
1,686,763
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.32%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Adult franchise at 21 years; single member districts; first past the post (plurality) voting


House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 5 September 1914
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  858,451  50.89  +2.42  42  56.00 
Liberal Party  796,397  47.21  -1.73  32  42.67 
Independents  31,915  1.89  -0.70  1.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 1,686,763  100.00    75  13  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).



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