ID 0281

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 25 October 1969


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General election for the House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Australia
Date of election
25 October 1969

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
Coalition
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Country Party

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
6,606,233
Number of House of Representatives seats
125
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
6,606,233
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
6,273,661
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.97%
Total valid votes
6,114,118
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.54%
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, national summary

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Election held on 25 October 1969
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  2,870,792  46.95  +6.97  59  47.20 
Liberal Party  2,125,987  34.77  -5.37  46  36.80 
Country Party   523,232  8.56  -1.28  20  16.00 
Democratic Labor Party  367,977  6.02  -1.29     
Independents  141,090  2.31  +0.85     
Australia Party  53,646  0.88     
Votes for other than listed parties 31,394 0.51 -0.76       
Totals 6,114,118  100.00    125  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.

Notes

Prime minister at election: McEwen became prime minister of a Country Party Liberal Party coalition on 19 December 1967 after the disappearance of Holt while swimming at Cheviot beach. Gorton became prime minister of a Liberal Party Country Party coalition government on 10 January 1968.

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).



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