Election held on 10 September 1907
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||150,645||32.86||+9.87||32||4||35.56|
|Votes for other than listed parties||0||0.00||-1.14|
Government after election After the election, while the Liberal Party had won only 45 of the 90 seats in the Legislative Assembly, the Carruthers Liberal minority government had a comfortable working majority in the Legislative Assembly when supported by Independent Liberal Party members.
Premier after election: Carruthers won the election but resigned as premier less than three weeks later and advised the Governor to commission Wade. As Carruthers's resignation was not prompted by electoral failure or loss of parliamentary support, Carruthers is shown as the premier 'after election'. For details of the circumstances of this resignation and references, see the entry for 'Carruthers' in the 'Governments' section of this website.
Parties: Party names and affiliations were fluid in this periods of ministerialist politics; see Hughes and Graham, pp. 438-439, (reference in Sources, below). For a description and analysis of the style of parliamentary government in this period and the emergence of political parties, see P. Loveday, A W Martin and Patrick Weller, 'New South Wales', in P Loveday, A W Martin and R S Parker, (editors), The Emergence of the Australian Party System, pp. 172-248, (Sydney: Hale and Iremonger, 1977 ISBN 0908094035).
Reference: For a comprehensive survey of this election and the preceding period, see Michael Hogan, '1907', in Michael Hogan and David Clune (editors), The People's Choice: Electoral Politics in 20th Century New South Wales, vol. 1 (1901 to 1927), pp. 59-90, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales and University of Sydney, 2001, ISBN 0909907390).
Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, pp. 423-460, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700); New South Wales, Parliament, The New South Wales Parliamentary Record: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, 1824-1999, vol. VI, pp. 7-15, (Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales, 1999).