Victorian state election, 1937

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Victorian state election, 1937
Victoria (Australia)
1935 ←
2 October 1937 (1937-10-02) → 1940

45 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  AlbertDunstan-cropped.jpg Sir Stanley Argyle.jpg
Leader Albert Dunstan Sir Stanley Argyle Tom Tunnecliffe
Party United Country United Australia Labor
Leader since 14 March 1935 3 September 1930 14 July 1932
Leader's seat Korong and Eaglehawk Toorak Collingwood
Last election 20 seats 25 seats 17 seats
Seats before 20 seats 24 seats 18 seats
Seats won 20 seats 21 seats 20 seats
Seat change Steady 0 Decrease 3 Increase 2
Percentage 11.35% 39.56% 41.03%
Swing Decrease 2.36 Increase 3.39 Increase 3.10

Premier before election

Albert Dunstan
Country

Elected Premier

Albert Dunstan
Country

The 1937 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 2 October 1937 to elect 45 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Background[edit]

On 21 March 1936, Patrick Denigan of the Labor Party won the seat of Allandale in a by-election following the death of UAP member Thomas Parkin. This changed the number of seats in the assembly to UAP 24, Labor 18.[1]

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 2 October 1937[2][3]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19351940 >>

Enrolled voters 848,680
Votes cast 786,492 Turnout 93.96 −0.46
Informal votes 10,938 Informal 1.37 −0.28
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 322,699 41.03 +3.10 20 +2
  United Australia 311,168 39.56 +3.39 21 −3
  United Country 89,286 11.35 −2.36 20 ±0
  Communist 5,700 0.72 −0.39 0 ±0
  Independent 57,639 7.33 −3.75 4 +1
Total 786,492     65  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LABOUR WINS ALLANDALE.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 25 March 1936. p. 7. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Election held on 2 October 1937, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).
  3. ^ Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968 (ISBN 0708102700).