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Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 12 November 1977


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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)
12 November 1977

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
National 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
National 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
1,209,494
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
1,209,494
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,104,898
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
91.35%
Total valid votes
1,088,011
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
1.53%
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 12 November 1977
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  466,021  42.83  +6.80  23  28.05 
National Party  295,355  27.15  -0.73  35  42.68 
Liberal Party  274,398  25.22  -5.87  24  29.27 
Independents  18,339  1.69  -1.22     
Australian Democrats  17,571  1.61     
Votes for other than listed parties 16,327 1.50 +1.32       
Totals 1,088,011  100.00    82  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.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1975-1984, Rushcutters Bay, NSW: Australian National University Press, 1986 (ISBN 0 08 033038 X).

There are small discrepancies in calculating the total valid vote given by Hughes (1986), and differences between these figures and those given by Jaensch (1986).



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