Tasmanian state election, 1941

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Tasmanian state election, 1941
Tasmania
1937 ←
13 December 1941
→ 1946

All 30 seats to the House of Assembly
  First party Second party
  Cosgrove Sir Robert HA 355.jpg Henry Baker.jpg
Leader Robert Cosgrove Henry Baker
Party Labor Nationalist
Leader since 18 December 1939 July 1936
Leader's seat Denison Franklin
Last election 18 seats 12 seats
Seats won 20 seats 10 seats
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2
Percentage 62.59% 36.58%
Swing Increase3.92 Decrease2.28

Premier before election

Robert Cosgrove
Labor

Elected Premier

Robert Cosgrove
Labor

A general election for the House of Assembly was held in the Australian state of Tasmania on 13 December 1941.

Background[edit]

The Australian Labor Party had won the 1937 election with a three-seat majority over the Nationalist Party. Labor leader and Premier Albert Ogilvie had died in office on 10 June 1939, and had been replaced by Edmund Dwyer-Gray and then Robert Cosgrove, who led Labor into the 1941 election. Sir Henry Baker continued to lead the Nationalists.

Results[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 13 December 1941
House of Assembly
<< 19371946 >>

Enrolled Voters 139,234
Votes Cast 127,034 Turnout 91.24% –3.05%
Informal Votes 6,344 Informal 4.99% –2.59%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 75,544 62.59% +3.92% 20 + 2
  Nationalist 44,158 36.58% –2.28% 10 – 2
  Independent 996 0.83% –1.64% 0 ± 0
Total 120,690     30  

Distribution of Seats[edit]

Electorate Seats won
Bass            
Darwin            
Denison            
Franklin            
Wilmot            
  Labor
  Nationalist

Aftermath[edit]

In spite of Cosgrove's refusal to placate the Labor Party's left wing, and criticism from Bill Morrow of the Launceston Trades Hall Council, Labor consolidated its substantial majority even further, winning a further two seats for a total of 20.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. A. Townsley, Cosgrove, Sir Robert (1884 - 1969), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, Melbourne University Press, 1993, pp 505-507.

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