Queensland state election, 1941

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Queensland state election, 1941
Queensland
1938 ←
29 March 1941 (1941-03-29)
→ 1944

All 62 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  William Forgan Smith.jpg
Leader William Forgan Smith Ted Maher
Party Labor Country/UAP coalition
Leader since 27 May 1929 (1929-05-27) 15 July 1936
Leader's seat Mackay West Moreton
Last election 44 seats 17 seats
Seats won 41 seats 18 seats
Seat change Decrease3 Increase1
Percentage 51.41% 36.51%
Swing Increase4.24 Decrease0.11

Premier before election

William Forgan Smith
Labor

Elected Premier

William Forgan Smith
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 29 March 1941 to elect the 62 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government of Premier William Forgan Smith was seeking a fourth term in office.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
26 February 1941 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
27 February 1941 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
7 March 1941 Close of nominations.
29 March 1941 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
16 April 1941 The Forgan Smith Ministry was re-sworn in.[3]
26 April 1941 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.

Results[edit]

The election saw a swing to Labor from the 1938 election, although it lost three seats.

Queensland state election, 29 March 1941[4]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19381944 >>

Enrolled Voters 586,147[1]
Votes Cast 529,247 Turnout 90.29 –2.22
Informal Votes 9,520 Informal 1.80 +0.49
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 267,206 51.41 +4.24 41 – 3
  Country 108,604 20.90 –1.75 14 + 1
  United Australia 81,109 15.61 +1.64 4 ± 0
  Independent Socialist[2] 16,044 3.09 +1.49 0 ± 0
  Independent Democrat 10,406 2.00 +2.00 2 + 2
  Protestant Labor 9,038 1.74 –7.01 0 – 1
  Independent Labor 5,476 1.05 +1.05 1 + 1
  Independent 21,844 4.20 +3.56 0 ± 0
Total 519,727     62  
1 634,916 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 5 seats (8.1% of the total) were uncontested—4 Labor seats (2 more than in 1938) representing 38,607 enrolled voters and one Country seat representing 10,162 enrolled voters.
2 Due to the illegal status of the Communist Party of Australia at the time of the election, its candidates stood as "Independent Socialists".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 26 February 1941. p. 156:659. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 27 February 1941. p. 156:661. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 16 April 1941. p. 156:1401. 
  4. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 29 March 1941". Retrieved 30 December 2009.