Election held on 16 December 1922
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'
|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||665,145||42.30||-0.19||29||1||38.67|
|Nationalist Party (Nationalists)||553,920||35.23||-9.85||26||2||34.67|
|Liberal Party (SA, Vic)||73,939||4.70||*||5||1||6.67|
|Votes for other than listed parties||10,323||0.66||+0.66|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Government after election: In spite of lengthy negotiations, Hughes was unable to gain the support of the Country Party to form a coalition government after the election. Hughes resigned in favour of Bruce who became prime minister of a Nationalist Party and Country Party coalition government on 9 February 1923. For details, see the references below.
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra; Australian National University Press, 1968 (SBN 708102700).
For information on the change of prime minister after the election, see Michelle Grattan (ed.), Australian Prime Ministers, Frenchs Forrest, NSW: New Holland Publishers, 2000 (ISBN 1 86436 6710), pp 121 and 130; Geoffrey Sawer, Australian Federal Politics and Law 1901-1929, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1956 (ISBN 0 522 84033 7), p.225.