ID 0273

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 10 December 1949


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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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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  2,117,088  45.98  -3.73  47  38.84 
Liberal Party  1,813,794  39.39  +10.81  55  45.45 
Country Party   500,349  10.87  +0.17  19  15.70 
Independents  99,368  2.16  +0.33     
Lang Labor Party (NSW)  32,870  0.71  -0.88     
Votes for other than listed parties 40,941 0.89 -2.32       
Totals 4,604,410  100.00    121  100.00 


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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).