Queensland state election, 1912

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Queensland state election, 1912
Queensland
1909 ←
27 April 1912 (1912-04-27) → 1915

All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  Digby Denham.jpg StateLibQld 1 51912 The Honourable David Bowman.jpg
Leader Digby Denham David Bowman
Party Ministerialist Labor
Leader since 7 February 1911 (1911-02-07) 15 April 1907 (1907-04-15)
Leader's seat Oxley Fortitude Valley
Last election 41 seats 27 seats
Seats won 46 seats 25 seats
Seat change Increase5 Decrease2
Percentage 51.37% 46.70%
Swing Increase0.46 Increase9.85

Premier before election

Digby Denham
Ministerialist

Elected Premier

Digby Denham
Ministerialist

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 27 April 1912 to elect the 72 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The election was the first for the recently formed Ministerialist government of Digby Denham, who had been premier since 7 February 1911. The opposition Labor Party was led by David Bowman, who had been Labor leader since 15 April 1907.

Results[edit]

Denham and his government were returned to office despite a swing to Labor of almost 10 percent. This was largely due to winning newly created seats in rural areas, while losing seats in Brisbane which mostly went to Labor.

Queensland state election, 27 April 1912[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19091915 >>

Enrolled voters 309,590
Votes cast 216,032 Turnout 75.52 +2.85
Informal votes N/A Informal N/A N/A
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Ministerialist 110,981 51.37 +0.46 46 +5
  Labor 100,878 46.70 +9.85 25 –2
  Independent 3,766 1.74 +0.14 1 +1
Total 216,032     72  

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