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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election in Western Australia

(for more information on this election see national summary for the House of Representatives)

Election of 10 December 1949

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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Western Australia

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Election held on 10 December 1949
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  133,701  45.40  -9.41  37.50 
Liberal Party  122,264  41.51  +13.15  37.50 
Country Party  34,406  11.68  +1.46  25.00 
Independents  2,992  1.02  -4.06     
Votes for other than listed parties 1,161 0.39 -0.40       
Totals 294,524  100.00    100.00 

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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), online here.