ID 0354

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 29 March 1941


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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 March 1941

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

Government 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
634,916
Number of Assembly seats
62
Number of uncontested seats
5
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
48,769
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
586,147
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
529,247
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.29%
Total valid votes
519,727
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.8%
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 29 March 1941
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  267,206  51.41  +4.24  41  66.13 
Country Party  108,604  20.90  -1.75  14  22.58 
United Australia Party  81,109  15.61  +1.63  6.45 
Independents  21,844  4.20  +3.56     
Communist Party  16,044  3.09  +1.49     
Independent Democrat Party  10,406  2.00  3.23 
Protestant Labor  9,038  1.74  -7.01     
Independent Labor  5,476  1.05  1.61 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 519,727  100.00    62  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

Deferred polls were held in parts of Barcoo, Carpentaria, Charters Towers, Cook and Gregory on 19 April.

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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