Queensland state election, 1974

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Queensland state election, 1974
Queensland
1972 ←
7 December 1974 (1974-12-07)
→ 1977

All 82 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  JBPetersen.jpg
Leader Joh Bjelke-Petersen Perc Tucker
Party National/Liberal coalition Labor
Leader since 8 August 1968 1 July 1974 (1974-07-01)
Leader's seat Barambah Townsville North (lost seat)
Last election 47 seats 33 seats
Seats won 69 seats 11 seats
Seat change Increase22 Decrease22
Percentage 58.97% 36.03%
Swing Increase16.75 Decrease10.72

Premier before election

Joh Bjelke-Petersen
National/Liberal coalition

Elected Premier

Joh Bjelke-Petersen
National/Liberal coalition

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 7 December 1974[1] to elect the 82 members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.

The National-Liberal Coalition won a third consecutive victory under Joh Bjelke-Petersen, and the seventh consecutive victory for the National Party in Queensland (which had renamed itself from the Country Party since the last election) since it won government in 1957. The Australian Labor Party lost two-thirds of its seats.

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 7 December 1974
Legislative Assembly
<< 19721977 >>

Enrolled Voters 1,186,378
Votes Cast 1,060,910 Turnout 89.42% -2.99%
Informal Votes 16,742 Informal 1.58% +0.05%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 376,187 36.03% -10.72% 11 -22
  Liberal 324,682 31.09% +8.87% 30 +9
  National 291,088 27.88% +7.88% 39 +13
  Independent 30,330 2.90% -0.42% 2 ±0
  Democratic Labor 19,952 1.91% -5.78% 0 ± 0
  Other 1,929 0.18% +0.18% 0 ±0
Total 1,044,168     82  

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1974 Swing Post-1974
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Albert   Labor Bill D'Arcy 4.1 -14.2 10.1 Ivan Gibbs National  
Baroona   Labor Pat Hanlon 14.1 -15.8 1.7 Dennis Young Liberal  
Barron River   Labor Bill Wood 3.4 -4.1 0.7 Martin Tenni National  
Belmont   Labor Fred Newton 14.9 -18.5 3.6 David Byrne Liberal  
Belyando   Labor Eugene O'Donnell 1.3 -8.7 7.4 Vince Lester National  
Brisbane   Labor Brian Davis 9.7 -10.9 1.2 Harold Lowes Liberal  
Cook   Labor Bob Scott 4.2 -6.8 2.6 Eric Deeral National  
Everton   Labor Gerry Jones 8.3 -11.0 2.7 Brian Lindsay Liberal  
Ipswich West   Labor Vi Jordan 11.5 -12.0 0.5 Albert Hales National  
Isis   Labor Jim Blake 8.3 -12.4 4.1 Lin Powell National  
Mount Isa   Labor Alex Inch 16.4 -19.9 3.5 Angelo Bertoni National  
Mourilyan   Labor Peter Moore 7.2 -8.9 1.7 Vicky Kippin National  
Pine Rivers   Labor Kenneth Leese 6.8 -18.7 11.9 Rob Akers Liberal  
Redlands   Labor Edgar Baldwin 5.1 -14.8 9.7 John Goleby National  
Salisbury   Labor Doug Sherrington 16.7 -22.1 5.4 Rosemary Kyburz Liberal  
South Brisbane   Labor Fred Bromley 11.0 -16.0 5.0 Colin Lamont Liberal  
Stafford   Labor Roy Harvey 11.0 -16.0 5.0 Terry Gygar Liberal  
Toowoomba North   Labor Ray Bousen 14.9 -17.2 2.3 John Lockwood Liberal  
Toowoomba South   Labor Peter Wood 6.9 -14.6 7.7 John Warner National  
Townsville West   Labor Perc Tucker 2.2 -5.8 3.6 Max Hooper National  
Warrego   Labor Jack Aiken 13.4 -14.4 1.0 Neil Turner National  
Wynnum   Labor Edward Harris 14.5 -14.6 0.1 Bill Lamond National  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.

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