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Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 13 April 1910

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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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Election held on 13 April 1910
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  660,864  49.97  +13.33  43  57.33 
Liberal Party  596,350  45.09  31  41.33 
Independents  65,368  4.94  +3.36  1.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 0 0.00 0.00       
Totals 1,322,582  100.00    75  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.


Government in office at election: Fisher became prime minister of a minority ALP government on 13 November 1908 after the defeat of the Deakin minority government in the House of Representatives. Deakin became prime minister of a Fusion coalition government on 2 June 1909 after the defeat of the Fisher government in the House of Representatives.


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).