Victorian state election, 1924

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Victorian state election, 1924
Victoria (Australia)
1921 ←
26 June 1924 (1924-06-26)
→ 1927

45 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  28Georgeprendergast.jpg 20Alexanderpeacock.jpg 29Johnallan.jpg
Leader George Prendergast Sir Alexander Peacock John Allan
Party Labor Nationalist Country
Leader since 18 June 1918 28 April 1924
Leader's seat North Melbourne Clunes and Allandale Rodney
Last election 21 seats 31 seats 10 seats
Seats before 23 seats 28 seats 11 seats
Seats won 27 seats 19 seats 11 seats
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 9 Steady 0
Percentage 34.87% 39.04% 8.83%
Swing Decrease 0.79 Decrease 6.55 Decrease 2.04

Premier before election

Sir Alexander Peacock
Nationalist

Elected Premier

George Prendergast
Labor

The 1924 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Thursday 26 June 1924 to elect 45 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.[1]

Background[edit]

Seat changes[edit]

There had been four by-elections in Nationalist-held seats during the previous parliamentary term: Labor had won the seats of Daylesford on 9 August 1923 and Dalhousie on 31 January 1924. The Nationalists retained the seat of Gippsland South on 18 August 1922, but lost Gippsland West to the Country Party.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 26 June 1924[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19211927 >>

Enrolled Voters 626,250
Votes Cast 370,963 Turnout 59.24 +1.97
Informal Votes 3,739 Informal 1.01 +0.23
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Nationalist 143,379 39.04 −6.55 19 −9
  Labor 128,056 34.87 −0.79 27 +4
  Country 43,961 11.97 −2.04 13 0
  Australian Liberal 23,062 6.28 +8.84 5 +5
  Progressive Liberal 16,986 4.62 +4.62 0 0
  Independent 11,780 3.21 −1.52 1 0
Total 367,224     65  

Notes:

Outcome[edit]

The Peacock minority government was defeated; a minority Labor Government led by George Prendergast took office but was defeated in Parliament in November 1924 by the Allan Coalition Government.

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 26 June 1924, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).