Queensland state election, 1950

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Queensland state election, 1950
Queensland
1947 ←
29 April 1950 (1950-04-29)
→ 1953

All 75 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  Ned Hanlon.jpg Frank Nicklin.jpg
Leader Ned Hanlon Frank Nicklin
Party Labor Country/Liberal coalition
Leader since 7 March 1946 (1946-03-07) 21 May 1941
Leader's seat Ithaca Landsborough
Last election 35 seats 23 seats
Seats won 42 seats 31 seats
Seat change Increase7 Increase8
Percentage 46.87% 49.16%
Swing Increase3.29 Increase3.94

Premier before election

Ned Hanlon
Labor

Elected Premier

Ned Hanlon
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 29 April 1950 to elect the 75 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government was seeking its seventh continuous term in office since the 1932 election; it would be Premier Ned Hanlon second election.

The Assembly had been increased in size prior to the election by the Electoral Districts Act 1949 from 62 to 75 seats.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
8 December 1949 The new electoral boundaries under the Electoral Districts Act 1949 were proclaimed.[1]
27 March 1950 The Parliament was dissolved.[2]
27 March 1950 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[3]
3 April 1950 Close of nominations.
29 April 1950 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
10 May 1950 The Hanlon Ministry was re-sworn in.[4]
13 May 1950 Polling day in the seat of Gregory.[5]
9 June 1950 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
1 August 1950 Parliament resumed for business.[6]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 29 April 1950[7]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19471953 >>

Enrolled Voters 688,309[1]
Votes Cast 636,750 Turnout 92.51 +1.76
Informal Votes 7,088 Informal 1.11 –0.25
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 295,138 46.87 +3.29 42 + 7
  Liberal 188,331 29.91 +4.18 11 + 2
  Country 121,689 19.25 –0.24 20 + 6
  North Queensland Labor 7,689 1.22 +0.50 1 ± 0
  Ind. Labor 3,509 0.56 –0.52 0 – 1
  Frank Barnes Labor 2,759 0.44 –3.53 0 – 1
  Communist 2,351 0.37 –0.89 0 – 1
  Independent 8,196 1.30 –2.86 1 + 1
Total 629,662     75  
1 718,685 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 3 seats held by the Country Party representing 30,376 enrolled voters were unopposed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 8 December 1949. p. 173:2273. 
  2. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 27 March 1950. p. 174:1175. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 27 March 1950. p. 174:1177. 
  4. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 10 May 1950. p. 174:1907–1908. 
  5. ^ "Order in Council". Queensland Government Gazette. 29 July 1950. p. 175:596. .
  6. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 29 June 1950. p. 174:3141. 
  7. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 29 April 1950". Retrieved 30 December 2009.