ID 0355

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 15 April 1944


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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)
15 April 1944

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 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
655,984
Number of Assembly seats
62
Number of uncontested seats
7
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
70,257
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
585,727
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
512,767
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
87.54%
Total valid votes
503,415
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.82%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, first past the post (plurality) voting , compulsory voting


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 15 April 1944
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  224,888  44.67  -6.74  37  59.68 
Queensland People's Party  124,437  24.72  11.29 
Country Party  88,608  17.60  -3.29  12  19.35 
Independent Labor  27,645  5.49  +4.44  6.45 
Independents  25,370  5.04  +0.84  1.61 
Communist Party  12,467  2.48  -0.61  1.61 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 503,415  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

Premier in office at election: Cooper replaced Forgan Smith as premier on 16 September 1942

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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