1927 Western Australian state election

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1927 Western Australian state election

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All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
  Philip Collier.jpg Sir James Mitchell.jpg
Leader Philip Collier James Mitchell
Party Labor Nationalist/Country coalition
Leader since 16 April 1917 17 May 1919
Leader's seat Boulder Northam
Last election 27 seats 23 seats
Seats won 27 seats 23 seats
Seat change Steady0 Steady0
Percentage 45.33% 52.82%
Swing Increase4.94 Increase2.13

Premier before election

Phillip Collier
Labor

Elected Premier

Phillip Collier
Labor

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 26 March 1927 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The incumbent Labor Party government, led by Premier Philip Collier, won a second term in government against the United-Country opposition, led by Opposition Leader James Mitchell.

Results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 26 March 1927[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19241930 >>

Enrolled voters 194,087[1]
Votes cast 142,506 Turnout 73.42% +11.05%
Informal votes 2,000 Informal 1.40% +0.24%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 63,687 45.33% +4.94% 27 ± 0
  United Party 51,774 36.85% –1.71% 16 ± 0
  Country 22,439 15.97% +3.89% 7 + 1
  Independent 1,803 1.28% –3.23% 0 ± 0
  Other 803 0.57% * 0 ± 0
Total 140,506     50  
1 210,949 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 9 of the 50 seats were uncontested, with 16,862 electors enrolled in those seats. All 9 of these seats were held by Labor.
  • The United Party operated as a combination of the Nationalist Party and the Majority Country Party from the previous election. (the Country Party had split in 1923 into Executive and Majority factions).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of 1927 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.