Victorian state election, 1927

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Victorian state election, 1927
Victoria (Australia)
1924 ←
9 April 1927 (1927-04-09) → 1929

57 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  30Nedhogan.jpg 27Harrylawson.jpg 29Johnallan.jpg
Leader Edmond Hogan Harry Lawson John Allan
Party Labor Nationalist Country
Leader's seat Warrenheip and Grenville Castlemaine and Kyneton Rodney
Last election 27 seats 19 seats 13 seats
Seats won 28 seats 15 seats 10 seats
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 4 Decrease 3
Percentage 41.79% 30.89% 8.13%
Swing Increase 6.92 Decrease 8.15 Decrease 3.84

Premier before election

John Allan
Country

Elected Premier

Edmond Hogan
Labor

The 1927 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 9 April 1927 to elect 57 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.[1] The other 8 seats were uncontested.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
4 March 1927 The Parliament was prorogued, and the Legislative Assembly dissolved.[2]
12 March 1927 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
21 March 1927 Close of nominations.[2]
9 April 1927 Polling day.
30 April 1927 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.[2]
20 May 1927 The Hogan Ministry was sworn in.[3]
6 July 1927 Parliament resumed for business.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 9 April 1927[1][4]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19241929 >>

Enrolled voters 850,494
Votes cast 780,399 Turnout 91.76 +32.53
Informal votes 15,125 Informal 1.94 +0.93
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 319,848 41.79 +6.92 28 +1
  Nationalist 236,428 30.89 −8.15 15 −4
  Australian Liberal 67,663 8.84 +8.84 2 +2
  Country 62,218 8.13 −3.84 10 −3
  Country Progressive 31,849 4.16 +4.16 4 +4
  Independent 51,642 8.16 +1.98 3 −3
Total 765,274     65  

Notes:

Outcome[edit]

The Allan Country–Nationalist Coalition Government was defeated; a minority Labor Government led by Edmund Hogan took office but was later defeated in Parliament.

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. ^ a b c d "Discharging members of the Legislative Council from attendance and dissolving the Legislative Assembly". Victorian Government Gazette. 4 March 1927. p. 1927:1233. 
  3. ^ "Ministers of the Crown". Victorian Government Gazette. 20 May 1927. p. 1927:1757. 
  4. ^ Election held on 9 April 1927, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).