ID 0278

Commonwealth Parliament, House of Representatives election

Election of 9 December 1961


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House of Representatives votes and seats won, national summary

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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 %
Australian Labor Party  2,512,929  47.90  +5.09  60  49.18 
Liberal Party  1,761,738  33.58  -3.65  45  36.89 
Democratic Labor Party  456,962  8.71  -0.70     
Country Party   446,475  8.51  -0.81  17  13.93 
Votes for other than listed parties 67,929 1.29 +0.07       
Totals 5,246,033  100.00    122  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), online here.