ID 0370

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 1 November 1986


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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 November 1986

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
Majority
If coalition, coalition partner(s)

Government in office after election

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

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll
1,563,294
Number of Assembly seats
89
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
1,563,294
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems)
1,426,478
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats)
91.25%
Total valid votes
1,395,575
Rate of informal (invalid) voting
2.17%
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 November 1986
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  577,062  41.35  -2.63  30  33.71 
National Party  553,197  39.64  +0.71  49  55.06 
Liberal Party  230,310  16.50  +1.62  10  11.24 
Independents  26,259  1.88  +0.59     
Votes for other than listed parties 8,747 0.63 +0.54       
Totals 1,395,575  100.00    89  100.00 


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Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1985-1999, Sydney: Federation Press, 2002 (ISBN 1862874344).



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