Victorian state election, 1973

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Victorian state election, 1973
Victoria (Australia)
1970 ←
19 May 1973 (1973-05-19)
→ 1976

All 73 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 18 (of the 36) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
 
Leader Rupert Hamer Clyde Holding
Party Liberal Labor
Leader since 23 August 1972 15 May 1967
Leader's seat Kew Richmond
Last election 42 seats 22 seats
Seats won 46 seats 18 seats
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4
Percentage 42.34% 41.61%
Swing Increase 5.64 Increase 0.19

Premier before election

Rupert Hamer
Liberal

Elected Premier

Rupert Hamer
Liberal

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 19 May 1973 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, 19 May 1973[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19701976 >>

Enrolled Voters 2,088,984
Votes Cast 1,954,005 Turnout 93.54 -1.03
Informal Votes 56,691 Informal 2.90 -0.29
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal 803,382 42.34 +5.64 46 +4
  Labor 789,561 41.61 +0.19 18 -4
  Democratic Labor 147,890 7.79 -5.51 0 ±0
  Country 144,818 5.96 -0.44 8 ±0
  Independent 10,349 0.55 -1.17 1 ±0
  Other 33,103 1.74 +1.29 0 ±0
Total 1,897,314     73  
Two-Party Preferred
  Liberal 1,048,100 55.2 +1.0
  Labor 849,214 44.8 –1.0

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1973 Swing Post-1973
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Dundas   Labor Edward Lewis 3.8 -7.4 3.6 Bruce Chamberlain Liberal  
Gippsland South   Liberal James Taylor 6.4 -6.4 0.03 Neil McInnes Country  
Greensborough   Labor Bob Fell 2.0 -2.0 0.01* Monte Vale Liberal  
Midlands   Labor Leslie Shilton 2.8 -6.2 3.4 Bill Ebery Liberal  
Portland   Labor Bill Lewis 2.8 -7.4 4.6 Don McKellar Liberal  
Swan Hill   Country Henry Broad 20.3 -21.6 1.3 Alan Wood Liberal  
  • The result for Greensborough was overturned by the Court of Disputed Returns and a by-election was called.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 19 May 1973, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).