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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 2 October 1909


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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)
2 October 1909

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

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
242,754
Number of Assembly seats
72
Number of uncontested seats
9
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
27,502
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
215,252
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
156,418
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
72.67%
Total valid votes
210,912
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
Not applicable
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
1,652
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 2 October 1909
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  107,370  50.91  +10.32  41  56.94 
Australian Labor Party  77,712  36.85  +6.77  27  37.50 
Independent Opposition Party  22,439  10.64  5.56 
Independents  3,391  1.61  +0.94     
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 210,912  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

Electoral districts were split into single-member and 2 member districts. Voting figures are for all districts. Government in office at election: Kidston formed a Ministerialist ALP majority coalition government on 29 October 1908.

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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