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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 29 April 1893


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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Queensland
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
29 April 1893

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election)
Premier's party affiliation
Ministerialists
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election.
Premier's party affiliation
Ministerialists
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
86,983
Number of Assembly seats
72
Number of uncontested seats
8
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
6,526
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
80,457
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
58,821
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
73.11%
Total valid votes
77,993
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
0
Electoral system
Single and multimember districts, contingent voting (a version of AV)


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 29 April 1893
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 %
Ministerialists  34,927  44.78  42  58.33 
Australian Labor Party  25,984  33.32  16  22.22 
Independents  7,905  10.14  9.72 
Opposition  7,154  9.17  9.72 
Farmers Representatives Party  1,230  1.58     
Votes for other than listed parties 793 1.02 0.00       
Totals 77,993  100.00    72  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

Polling dates: 29 April (24 seats), 6 May (20 seats), 13 May (11 seats), 20 May (7 seats), 25 May (2 seats). Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts.

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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