ID 0360

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 3 August 1957

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General election for the Legislative Assembly
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day)
3 August 1957

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
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

Premier's party affiliation
Country Party
Legislative Assembly support for government after election
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Liberal Party

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
Number of Assembly seats
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
Total valid votes
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
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 August 1957
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  201,971  28.90  -22.32  20  26.67 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1969)  163,534  23.40  11  14.67 
Liberal Party  162,372  23.23  -1.84  18  24.00 
Country Party  139,720  19.99  +0.72  24  32.00 
Independents  28,216  4.04  +2.08  2.67 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,063 0.44 -0.72       
Totals 698,876  100.00    75  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.


The poll for Gregory was held on 5 October


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).