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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 1 June 1963


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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)
1 June 1963

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
Country Party
Legislative Assembly support for government at election
Coalition
If coalition, coalition partner(s)
Liberal Party

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
839,323
Number of Assembly seats
78
Number of uncontested seats
1
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
8,887
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
830,436
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
783,034
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
94.29%
Total valid votes
770,998
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.54%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system
Not applicable
Electoral system
Single member districts, preferential voting (AV), compulsory preferences, compulsory voting


Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 1 June 1963
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  337,928  43.83  +3.94  26  33.33 
Liberal Party  183,185  23.76  -0.27  20  25.64 
Country Party  156,621  20.31  +0.82  26  33.33 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1969)  55,711  7.23  -5.05  1.28 
Independents  35,119  4.56  +0.40  6.41 
Votes for other than listed parties 2,434 0.32 +0.17       
Totals 770,998  100.00    78  100.00 


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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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