Queensland state election, 1926

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Queensland state election, 1926
Queensland
1923 ←
8 May 1926 (1926-05-08)
→ 1929

All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  William McCormack.jpg Arthur Edward Moore.jpg
Leader William McCormack Arthur Edward Moore
Party Labor CPNP
Leader since 22 October 1925 (1925-10-22) 19 April 1924
Leader's seat Cairns Aubigny
Last election 43 seats 29 seats
Seats won 43 seats 28 seats
Seat change Steady0 Decrease1
Percentage 47.96% 48.48%
Swing Decrease0.18 Increase1.53

Premier before election

William McCormack
Labor

Elected Premier

William McCormack
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 8 May 1926 to elect the 72 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government was seeking its fifth continuous term in office since the 1915 election. William McCormack was contesting his first election as Premier.

During the previous term, the Country and United parties had merged into the Country and Progressive National Party.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
8 April 1926 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
9 April 1926 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
16 April 1926 Close of nominations.
8 May 1926 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
12 June 1926 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
27 July 1926 Parliament resumed for business.[3]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 8 May 1926[4]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19231929 >>

Enrolled Voters 452,008[1]
Votes Cast 401,055 Turnout 88.73% +6.50
Informal Votes 4,927 Informal 1.23% +0.06
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 189,968 47.96% –0.18 43 ± 0
  CPNP 192,043 48.48% +1.53 28 – 1
  Primary Producers 7,749 1.95% +0.66 1 + 1
  Independent 6,368 1.61% –2.02 0 ± 0
Total 396,128     72  
1 484,212 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 5 Labor seats and one CPNP seat were filled without opposition.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 8 April 1926. p. 126:1135. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 9 April 1926. p. 126:1137. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 17 July 1926. p. 127:187. 
  4. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 8 May 1926". Retrieved 22 February 2010.