Queensland state election, 1963

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Queensland state election, 1963
Queensland
1960 ←
1 June 1963 (1963-06-01) → 1966

All 78 seats in the Queensland Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
  Frank Nicklin.jpg
Leader Frank Nicklin John Duggan
Party Country/Liberal coalition Labor
Leader since 21 May 1941 18 August 1958 (1958-08-18)
Leader's seat Landsborough Toowoomba West
Last election 46 seats 25 seats
Seats won 46 seats 26 seats
Seat change Steady0 Increase1
Percentage 44.07% 43.83%
Swing Increase0.54 Increase3.94

Premier before election

Frank Nicklin
Country/Liberal coalition

Elected Premier

Frank Nicklin
Country/Liberal coalition

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 1 June 1963 to elect the 78 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

The major parties contesting the election were the Country Party led by Premier Frank Nicklin, the Liberal Party led by Alan Munro, the Australian Labor Party led by John Duggan and the Queensland Labor Party led by Paul Hilton. The Country and Liberal parties governed in coalition.

This election marked the return of preferential voting after first past the post voting had been used for elections from 1944-1960.

The Country-Liberal coalition won a third term in office at the election.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
19 April 1963 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
19 April 1963 Writs were issued by the Administrator to proceed with an election.[2]
26 April 1963 Close of nominations.
1 June 1963 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
5 July 1963 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
20 August 1960 Parliament resumed for business.[3]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 1 June 1963[4]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 830,436[1]
Votes cast 783,034 Turnout 94.29 +1.75
Informal votes 12,036 Informal 1.54 +0.23
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 337,928 43.83 +3.94 26 + 1
  Liberal 183,185 23.76 –0.27 20 ± 0
  Country 156,621 20.31 +0.81 26 ± 0
  Queensland Labor 55,711 7.23 –5.05 1 – 3
  Independent (ex-QLP) 11,810 1.53 +1.53 2 + 2
  North Queensland Labor 8,229 1.07 1 ± 0
  Ind. Conservative 3,028 0.39 1 + 1
  Independent 12,052 1.56 –2.60 1 – 1
Total 770,998     78  
1 839,323 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but the Labor-held seat of Burke was not contested.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 19 April 1963. p. 212:1713. 
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 19 April 1960. p. 212:1715. 
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette. 18 July 1960. p. 213:1157. 
  4. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 1 June 1963". Retrieved 22 February 2010.