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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 3 May 1947


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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)
3 May 1947

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
697,405
Number of Assembly seats
62
Number of uncontested seats
0
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
697,405
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
632,909
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
90.75%
Total valid votes
624,330
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.36%
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 3 May 1947
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  272,103  43.58  -1.09  35  56.45 
Queensland People's Party  160,623  25.73  +1.01  14.52 
Country Party  121,689  19.49  +1.89  14  22.58 
Frank Barnes Labor Party  24,781  3.97  1.61 
Independents  18,527  2.97  -2.07     
Independent Labor  11,268  1.80  -3.69  3.23 
Communist Party  7,870  1.26  -1.22  1.61 
Votes for other than listed parties 7,469 1.20 +1.20       
Totals 624,330  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: Hanlon replaced Cooper as premier on 7 March 1946.

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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