ID 0365

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 27 May 1972


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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)
27 May 1972

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
997,489
Number of Assembly seats
82
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
997,489
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
921,763
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
92.41%
Total valid votes
906,946
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.61%
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 27 May 1972
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  424,002  46.75  +1.76  33  40.24 
Liberal Party  201,596  22.23  -1.45  21  25.61 
Country Party  181,404  20.00  -1.02  26  31.71 
Democratic Labor Party  69,757  7.69  +0.46     
Independents  30,187  3.33  +0.48  2.44 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 -0.23       
Totals 906,946  100.00    82  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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