Victorian state election, 1967

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Victorian state election, 1967
Victoria (Australia)
1964 ←
29 April 1967 (1967-04-29) → 1970

All 73 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 18 (of the 36) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
  Henry Bolte.jpg
Leader Henry Bolte Clive Stoneham
Party Liberal Labor
Leader since 3 May 1953 12 September 1958
Leader's seat Hampden Midlands
Last election 38 seats 18 seats
Seats won 44 seats 16 seats
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 2
Percentage 37.49% 37.90%
Swing Decrease 2.14 Increase 1.68

Premier before election

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elected Premier

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 29 April 1967 to elect the 73 members of the state's Legislative Assembly and 18 members of the 36-member Legislative Council.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 29 April 1967[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19641970 >>

Enrolled voters 1,723,981
Votes cast 1,625,239 Turnout 94.27 -0.13
Informal votes 51,384 Informal 3.16 +0.85
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 596,520 37.90 +1.68 16 -2
  Liberal 589,985 37.49 -2.14 44 +6
  Democratic Labor 224,989 14.30 -0.68 0 ±0
  Country 136,126 8.65 -0.11 12 +2
  Independent 24,792 1.58 +1.41 1 +1
  Other 1,443 0.09 -0.16 0 ±0
Total 1,573,855     73  
Two-Party Preferred
  Liberal 918,461 58.4 –0.6
  Labor 655,394 41.6 +0.6

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1967 Swing Post-1967
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Coburg   Labor Charles Mutton 6.9 -15.7 8.8 Jack Mutton Independent  
Lowan   Liberal Jim McCabe -6.0 +3.3 2.7 Ray Buckley Country  
Moonee Ponds   Liberal Jack Holden 2.9 -4.2 1.3 Tom Edmunds Labor  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
  • Lowan became a notional Country party seat in the redistribution before the election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 29 April 1967, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).