Victorian state election, 1921
1921 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Tuesday 30 August 1921 to elect 46 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. [1 ]
Background [ edit ]
The trigger for the 1921 Victorian election was a dissolution of parliament caused by the
Victorian Farmers' Union voting with Labor to defeat Harry Lawson's minority Nationalist government after Lawson, who was also the agriculture minister, had abolished the compulsory wheat pool operating in the state.
Results [ edit ]
Legislative Assembly [ edit ]
Nineteen seats were uncontested at this election, and were retained by the incumbent parties:
Benambra, Boroondara, Brighton, Bulla, Dalhousie, Gippsland West, Hawthorn, Ovens, Toorak, Walhalla, Waranga Labor (7):
Abbotsford, Carlton, Melbourne, North Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Richmond, Williamstown Victorian Farmers' Union (1):
Outcome [ edit ]
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See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968 ( ISBN 0708102700).
^ Election held on 30 August 1921, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).