Queensland state election, 1935

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Queensland state election, 1935
Queensland
1932 ←
11 May 1935 (1935-05-11)
→ 1938

All 62 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  William Forgan Smith.jpg Arthur Edward Moore.jpg
Leader William Forgan Smith Arthur Edward Moore
Party Labor CPNP
Leader since 27 May 1929 (1929-05-27) 19 April 1924
Leader's seat Mackay Aubigny
Last election 33 seats 28 seats
Seats won 46 seats 16 seats
Seat change Increase13 Decrease12
Percentage 53.43% 33.80%
Swing Increase3.55 Decrease11.41

Premier before election

William Forgan Smith
Labor

Elected Premier

William Forgan Smith
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 11 May 1935 to elect the 62 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government of Premier William Forgan Smith was seeking a second term after having defeated the Country and Progressive National Party in the 1932 election.

Labor received a significant swing and gained 13 seats. The election took place on new boundaries for the second election in a row.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
20 March 1935 The new electoral boundaries were proclaimed.[1]
9 April 1935 The Parliament was dissolved.[2]
10 April 1935 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[3]
17 April 1935 Close of nominations.
11 May 1935 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
21 May 1935 The Forgan Smith Ministry was re-sworn in.[4]
8 June 1935 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
26 August 1935 Parliament resumed for business.[5]

Results[edit]

The election saw a swing to Labor from the 1932 election.

Queensland state election, 11 May 1935[6]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19321938 >>

Enrolled Voters 507,760[1]
Votes Cast 470,691 Turnout 92.70% –0.12%
Informal Votes 8,186 Informal 1.74% +0.61%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 247,135 53.43% +3.55% 46 +13
  CPNP 204,158 33.80% –11.41% 16 –12
  Social Credit 32,447 7.02% +7.02% 0 ± 0
  Communist 6,101 1.32% +1.09% 0 ± 0
  Women's Political Alliance 2,898 0.63% +0.63% 0 ± 0
  Ind. Labor 1,918 0.42% +0.01% 0 ± 0
  Independent 15,681 3.39% +0.94% 0 – 1
Total 510,338     62  
1 575,288 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 8 seats (12.9% of the total) were uncontested—6 Labor seats (2 less than in 1932) representing 49,621 enrolled voters and two CPNP seats representing 17,907 enrolled voters.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 20 March 1935. p. 144:1127. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 9 April 1935. p. 144:1313. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 10 April 1935. p. 144:1713. 
  4. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 21 May 1935. p. 144:2133–2134. 
  5. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 1 August 1935. p. 145:381. 
  6. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 11 May 1935". Retrieved 23 December 2009.