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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 9 December 1961

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House of Representatives votes and seats won in Western Australia

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Election held on 9 December 1961
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 %
Liberal Party  161,662  45.81  +4.17  55.56 
Australian Labor Party  144,188  40.86  +5.88  33.33 
Democratic Labor Party  23,153  6.56  -3.95     
Country Party  21,078  5.97  -5.55  11.11 
Votes for other than listed parties 2,806 0.80 +0.48       
Totals 352,887  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.