Victorian state election, 1929

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Victorian state election, 1929
Victoria (Australia)
1927 ←
30 November 1929 (1929-11-30) → 1932

45 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  30Nedhogan.jpg 29Johnallan.jpg
Leader Edmond Hogan William McPherson John Allan
Party Labor Nationalist Country
Leader's seat Warrenheip and Grenville Hawthorn Rodney
Last election 28 seats 15 seats 10 seats
Seats before 28 seats 17 seats 10 seats
Seats won 30 seats 17 seats 11 seats
Seat change Increase 2 Steady 0 Increase 1
Percentage 39.09% 38.26% 8.83%
Swing Decrease 2.70 Increase 7.37 Increase 0.70

Premier before election

William McPherson
Country

Elected Premier

Edmond Hogan
Labor

The 1929 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 30 November 1929 to elect 45 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.[1] The other 20 seats were uncontested.

Background[edit]

Seat changes[edit]

The Nationalist Party had gained two seats in the Assembly since the previous election, having won two by-elections in seats held by independents. Henry Bodman (Gippsland South) died on 2 November 1927, and Walter West won the seat for the Nationalists on 3 December.[2] Speaker Oswald Snowball (Brighton), who had been disendorsed by the Nationalists in the previous election after voting against the redistribution bill, had rejoined the Nationalists since but died on 16 March 1928. Ian Macfarlan won the seat in the by-election on 24 April 1928.[3]

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 30 November 1929[1][4]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19271932 >>

Enrolled voters 682,190
Votes cast 639,368 Turnout 93.72 +1.96
Informal votes 6,830 Informal 1.07 −0.87
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 247,251 39.09 −2.70 30 +2
  Nationalist 242,009 38.26 +7.37 17 ±0
  Country 55,876 8.83 +0.70 11 +1
  Country Progressive 33,798 5.34 +1.18 4 ±0
  Communist 1,962 0.31 +0.31 0 ±0
  Independent 51,642 8.16 +1.98 3 −3
Total 632,538     65  

Notes:

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. ^ "VICTORIAN BY-ELECTION.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) (Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia). 9 December 1927. p. 2. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "VICTORIAN POLITICS.". Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) (Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia). 3 May 1928. p. 1. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Election held on 30 November 1929, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).