ID 0363

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 28 May 1966


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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)
28 May 1966

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
886,662
Number of Assembly seats
78
Number of uncontested seats
2
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats
15,793
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats
870,869
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
812,235
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
93.27%
Total valid votes
798,973
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.63%
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 28 May 1966
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  350,254  43.84  +0.01  26  33.33 
Liberal Party  203,648  25.49  +1.73  20  25.64 
Country Party  154,081  19.28  -1.03  27  34.62 
Queensland Labor Party (Democratic Labor Party from 1969)  49,948  6.25  -0.97  1.28 
Independents  38,001  4.76  +0.20  5.13 
Votes for other than listed parties 3,041 0.38 +0.06       
Totals 798,973  100.00    78  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).



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