Queensland state election, 1923

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Queensland state election, 1923
Queensland
1920 ←
12 May 1923 (1923-05-12)
→ 1926

All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  Ac.theodore.jpg
Leader Ted Theodore William Vowles
Party Labor Country/United coalition
Leader since 22 October 1919 (1919-10-22) 28 January 1920
Leader's seat Chillagoe Dalby
Last election 38 seats 30 seats
Seats won 43 seats 29 seats
Seat change Increase5 Decrease1
Percentage 48.13% 48.95%
Swing Increase0.38 Increase4.16

Premier before election

Ted Theodore
Labor

Elected Premier

Ted Theodore
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 12 May 1923 to elect the 72 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government was seeking its fourth continuous term in office since the 1915 election; it would be Premier Ted Theodore's second election.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
13 April 1923 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
13 April 1923 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
20 April 1923 Close of nominations.
12 May 1923 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
23 June 1923 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
2 July 1923 The Theodore Ministry was reconstituted.[3]
10 July 1923 Parliament resumed for business.[4]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 12 May 1923[5]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled Voters 449,087[1]
Votes Cast 369,267 Turnout 82.23 +2.30
Informal Votes 4,311 Informal 1.17 +0.16
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 175,659 48.13 +0.36 43 + 5
  United Party 131,810 36.12 +10.39 16 + 3
  Country 39,534 10.83 –6.23 13 – 4
  Ind. Country 4,732 1.30 –0.42 0 – 1
  Independent 13,221 3.62 +2.83 0 ± 0
  Others     –6.94   – 3
Total 364,956     72  
1 475,957 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 2 Country Party seats (Cooroora and Wide Bay), 1 United Party seat (Albert) and 1 Labor seat (Barcoo) were unopposed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1007. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1009. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 2 July 1923. p. 121:5–6. 
  4. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 14 June 1923. p. 120:1551. 
  5. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 12 May 1923". Retrieved 7 February 2010.