Victorian state election, 1921

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Victorian state election, 1921
Victoria (Australia)
1920 ←
30 August 1921 (1921-08-30) → 1924

46 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  27Harrylawson.jpg 28Georgeprendergast.jpg 29Johnallan.jpg
Leader Harry Lawson George Prendergast John Allan
Party Nationalist Labor VFU
Leader since May 1918 18 June 1918
Leader's seat Castlemaine and Maldon North Melbourne Rodney
Last election 30 seats 20 seats 13 seats
Seats won 31 seats 21 seats 12 seats
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Decrease 1
Percentage 45.59% 34.87% 14.01%
Swing Decrease 2.36 Increase 6.38 Decrease 0.40

Premier before election

Harry Lawson
Nationalist

Elected Premier

Harry Lawson
Nationalist

The 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]

Victorian state election, 30 August 1921[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 569,704
Votes cast 326,227 Turnout 57.26 −6.44
Informal votes 2,555 Informal 0.78 −3.61
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Nationalist 147,569 45.59 −2.36 31 +1
  Labor 115,432 34.87 +6.38 21 +1
  Victorian Farmers 45,348 14.01 −0.40 12 −1
  Independent 15,323 4.73 −1.52 1 0
Total 326,227     65  

Notes:

Outcome[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968 (ISBN 0708102700).
  2. ^ Election held on 30 August 1921, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).