ID 0359

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 19 May 1956


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Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 19 May 1956
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  335,311  51.22  -1.99  49  65.33 
Liberal Party  164,116  25.07  +3.77  10.67 
Country Party  126,183  19.27  +0.53  16  21.33 
Independents  12,837  1.96  -1.16  1.33 
North Queensland Labor  8,625  1.32  +0.22  1.33 
Votes for other than listed parties 7,602 1.16 -1.37       
Totals 654,674  100.00    75  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).