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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 21 March 1896


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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)
21 March 1896

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
86,882
Number of Assembly seats
72
Number of uncontested seats
6
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
6,911
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
79,971
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
61,453
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
76.84%
Total valid votes
81,734
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
765
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 21 March 1896
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  39,088  47.82  +3.04  41  56.94 
Australian Labor Party  28,581  34.97  +1.65  20  27.78 
Opposition  8,472  10.37  +1.19  11.11 
Independents  3,608  4.41  -5.72  2.78 
Farmers Representatives Party  1,985  2.43  +0.85  1.39 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -1.02       
Totals 81,734  100.00    72  100.00 


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Notes

Polling dates: 21 March (31 seats), 28 March (10 seats), 4 April (19 seats), 11 April (6 seats). Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts. Premier in office at election: Muir Nelson replaced McIlwraith as premier on 27 October 1893

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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