Victorian state election, 1970

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Victorian state election, 1970
Victoria (Australia)
1967 ←
30 May 1970 (1970-05-30)
→ 1973

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 Clyde Holding
Party Liberal Labor
Leader since 3 May 1953 15 May 1967
Leader's seat Hampden Richmond
Last election 44 seats 16 seats
Seats won 42 seats 22 seats
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 6
Percentage 36.70% 41.42%
Swing Decrease 0.79 Increase 3.52

Premier before election

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elected Premier

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 30 May 1970 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, 30 May 1970[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19671973 >>

Enrolled Voters 1,827,595
Votes Cast 1,728,363 Turnout 94.57 +0.3
Informal Votes 55,141 Informal 3.19 +0.03
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 693,105 41.42 +3.52 22 +6
  Liberal 614,094 36.70 -0.79 42 -2
  Democratic Labor 222,591 13.30 -0.99 0 ±0
  Country 107,011 6.40 -2.25 8 -4
  Independent 28,758 1.72 +0.14 1 ±0
  Other 7,663 0.46 +0.37 0 ±0
Total 1,673,222     73  
Two-Party Preferred
  Liberal 905,987 54.2 –4.2
  Labor 767,055 45.8 +4.2

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1970 Swing Post-1970
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Dundas   Liberal William McDonald 2.0 -5.6 3.6 Edward Lewis Labor  
Gippsland South   Country Herbert Hyland 28.4 -34.7 6.3 James Taylor Liberal  
Gippsland West   Country Leslie Cochrane 13.4 -16.0 2.6 Rob Maclellan Liberal  
Greensborough   Liberal Monte Vale 3.3 -5.3 2.0 Bob Fell Labor  
Kara Kara   Country William Phelan 12.6 -17.8 5.2 Esmond Curnow Labor  
Lowan   Country Ray Buckley 2.7 -8.8 6.1 Jim McCabe Liberal  
Morwell   Liberal Archie Tanner 1.3 -9.2 7.9 Derek Amos Labor  
Portland   Liberal Don McKellar 3.6 -6.4 2.8 Bill Lewis Labor  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
  • In addition, Labor retained the seat of Dandenong, which was won at a by-election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 30 May 1970, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).