Election held on 21 August 1943
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||2,058,578||49.94||+9.78||49||1||66.22|
|United Australia Party||661,750||16.05||-14.17||12||0||16.22|
|Country - National Party (Qld)||166,419||4.04||*||3||0||4.05|
|Liberal Country Party (Vic)||145,665||3.53||*||1||0||1.35|
|One Parliament for Australia||87,112||2.11||*||0|
|Queensland Country Party||61,196||1.48||*||1||0||1.35|
|State Labor Party (NSW)||29,752||0.72||-1.89||0|
|Votes for other than listed parties||123,965||3.01||+3.01|
* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.
Government in office at election: Fadden became prime minister of a Country Party UAP minority coalition government on 29 August 1941, dependent on the support of Independent Arthur Coles (electoral district of Henty) and Alexander Wilson who had been elected as a member of the Victorian United Country Party against the endorsed official Country Party candidate (electoral district of Wimmera). These two members voted to defeat the Fadden government on a financial measure in the House of Representatives on 7 October 1941. Fadden resigned and Curtin was commissioned as Prime Minister of an Australian Labor Party minority government.
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).