New South Wales state election, 1935

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New South Wales state election, 1935
New South Wales
1932 ←
11 May 1935 (1935-05-11) → 1938

All 90 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
  First party Second party
  Sir Bertram Stevens.jpg Jacklang.jpg
Leader Bertram Stevens Jack Lang
Party UAP/Country coalition Labor (NSW)
Leader since 5 April 1932 31 July 1923
Leader's seat Croydon Auburn
Last election 64 seats 24 seats
Seats won 61 seats 29 seats
Seat change Decrease3 Increase5
Percentage 46.0% 42.8%
Swing Decrease3.8 Increase2.3

Premier before election

Bertram Stevens
UAP/Country coalition

Elected Premier

Bertram Stevens
UAP/Country coalition

Campaigning in 1934

The 1935 New South Wales state election was held on 11 May 1935. This election was for all of the 90 seats in the 31st New South Wales Legislative Assembly and was conducted in single member constituencies with compulsory preferential voting.

The result of the election was:

The UAP/Country Party coalition of Bertram Stevens/Michael Bruxner had a majority of 32 (down 10) and continued in government throughout the term.

The ALP (NSW) and the Federal Executive of the Australian Labor Party were still divided at the 1935 election and the ALP (Federal) ran candidates in 22 seats without success. The parties were re-united in 1936. Jack Lang remained party leader and Leader of the Opposition throughout the term of the parliament.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
12 April 1935 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
18 April 1935 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
11 May 1935 Polling day.
10 June 1935 The writs were returned and the results formally declared.
12 June 1935 Opening of 31st Parliament.

Results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 11 May 1935
Legislative Assembly
<< 19321938 >>

Enrolled voters 1,347,884[1]
Votes cast 1,255,419 Turnout 96.06 −0.34
Informal votes 39,333 Informal 3.04 0.83
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor (NSW) 532,486 42.42 +2.26 29 + 5
  United Australia 415,485 33.10 –3.64 38 – 3
  Country 162,178 12.92 –0.24 23 ± 0
  Labor 59,694 4.75 +0.51 0 ± 0
  Communist 19,105 1.52 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent UAP 11,114 0.89 +0.21 0 ± 0
  Centre 7,489 0.60 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent Labor 3,774 0.30 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Social Credit 1,996 0.16 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Independents 42,098 3.35 +1.17 0 ± 0
Total 1,255,419     90  
1 There were 1,528,713 enrolled voters but 180,829 were enrolled in 11 electorates (five UAP, four Country and two Labor) which were uncontested at the election.

References[edit]

Melbourne University Press Melbourne ISBN 0-522-84700-5 OCLC 34416531

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