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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 5 February 1908


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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)
5 February 1908

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
Minority
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
Coalition Minority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Australian Labor Party

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
205,892
Number of Assembly seats
72
Number of uncontested seats
12
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
30,069
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
175,823
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
138,747
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
78.91%
Total valid votes
187,171
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,466
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 5 February 1908
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  75,962  40.58  +8.71  22  30.56 
Australian Labor Party  56,296  30.08  +3.68  22  30.56 
Opposition  46,848  25.03  -15.55  25  34.72 
Farmers Representatives Party  6,819  3.64  2.78 
Independents  1,246  0.67  -0.48  1.39 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 187,171  100.00    72  12  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

Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts. Government in office at election: The Philp Ministerialist minority government replaced the Kidston Labor Ministerialist coalition on 19 November 1907.

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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