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Commonwealth Parliament, Senate election in Victoria

(for more information on this election see national summary for the Senate)

Election of 28 April 1951


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Senate votes and seats won, and seats held in Victoria

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Election held on 28 April 1951
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 by ticket n Seats won by ticket % Seats won by party n Seats won by party % Seats held by party n Seats held by party %
Australian Labor Party  622,891  50.17  +4.71  50.00  50.00  50.00 
Liberal Party - Country Party (joint ticket)  594,282  47.87  -1.11  50.00         
Communist Party  18,264  1.47  -2.06           
Liberal Party            40.00  40.00 
Country Party            10.00  10.00 
Votes for other than listed parties 6,015 0.48 -1.54             
Totals 1,241,452  100.00    10  100.00  10  100.00  10  100.00 


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Notes

In the table above, see the Glossary distinctions between Seats won by ticket and Seats won by party, and between Seats won by party and Seats held by party.

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); Gerard Newman, Federal Election Results 1949-2001, Canberra: Commonwealth Parliament, Department of the Parliamentary Library, Information and Research Services, Research Paper 9 2001-02, 2002 (ISSN 1328 7478).