ID 0364

Parliament of Queensland, Legislative Assembly election

Election of 17 May 1969


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Queensland, Legislative Assembly votes and seats won

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Election held on 17 May 1969
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  383,388  44.99  +1.15  31  39.74 
Liberal Party  201,765  23.68  -1.81  19  24.36 
Country Party  179,125  21.02  +1.73  26  33.33 
Democratic Labor Party  61,661  7.24  1.28 
Independents  24,268  2.85  -1.91  1.28 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,970 0.23 -0.15       
Totals 852,177  100.00    78  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.

Notes

Premier in office at election: Pizzey replaced Nicklin as premier on 17 January 1968. On Pizzey's death, the deputy premier Gordon Chalk, a Liberal, was sworn in as premier for for seven days from 1 August 1968. Bjelke Peterson became premier on 8 August 1968.

Sources

Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1965-1974, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977 (ISBN 0708113400).