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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 22 May 1915


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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)
22 May 1915

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
Liberal Party
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
Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
335,195
Number of Assembly seats
72
Number of uncontested seats
8
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
33,134
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
302,061
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
266,240
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
88.14%
Total valid votes
262,052
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.57%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, contingent voting (a version of AV), compulsory voting


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 22 May 1915
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 %
Australian Labor Party  136,419  52.06  +5.36  45  62.50 
Liberal Party  109,985  41.97  21  29.17 
Queensland Farmers Union  13,233  5.05  6.94 
Independents  2,415  0.92  -0.82  1.39 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -0.19       
Totals 262,052  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

Party in Government in office at election: The Denham Ministerialist government became a Liberal government by the time of the election.

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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