Candidates of the Australian federal election, 1943

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This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1943 Australian federal election. The election was held on 21 August 1943.

In 1941, the Lang Labor supporters had rejoined the Australian Labor Party. Their seats are still designated as Lang Labor seats.

By-elections, appointments and defections[edit]

By-elections and appointments[edit]

Defections[edit]

Retiring Members and Senators[edit]

United Australia[edit]

Country[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

Sitting members at the time of the election are shown in bold text. Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour. Where there is possible confusion, an asterisk (*) is also used.

New South Wales[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate OPA candidate LDP candidate Other candidates
 
Barton Labor H. V. Evatt Frank Browne (UAP) Thomas Claydon (PPP)
Calare Labor John Breen Reg Edols (CP)
Albert Reid (CP)
Percy Phelan Harold Thorby (Ind)
Cook Labor (N-C) Tom Sheehan Albert Jones Sid Conway (SL)
Cyril Glassop (PL)
Cowper Country John Howard Sir Earle Page (CP) Alexander Moore Joseph McElhone (Ind)
Dalley Labor (N-C) Sol Rosevear Ernest de Faria Lance Sharkey (CPA)
Darling Labor Joe Clark James Butler
East Sydney Labor Eddie Ward Vincent Brady (UAP) Ernest Carr Hugh Angrave Arthur Shirley (Ind)
Eden-Monaro United Australia Allan Fraser John Perkins (UAP) Denzil Macarthur-Onslow Bill Beale (Ind)
Jonas Crabtree (Ind)
John Egan (Ind)
Cecil Gray (Ind)
Gwydir Labor William Scully Colin Gale (CP) William Mills Edmund Daniel (Ind)
Hume Country Arthur Fuller Thomas Collins (CP) John Neeld Vernon Lawrence (Ind)
John McLeod (CPA)
Hunter Labor Rowley James
Lang Labor (N-C) Dan Mulcahy William Harris (UAP) John Metcalfe (Ind)
Henry Mulcahy (Ind)
Adam Ogston (CPA)
Macquarie Labor Ben Chifley Arthur Hebblewhite (UAP) Albert Walker Millie Sullivan (Ind CP)
Martin United Australia Fred Daly William McCall (UAP) George Mills Gerrard Armstrong (Ind)
Edward Beck (Ind)
Eleanor Glencross (Ind)
John Lee (Ind)
William Milne (Ind Nat)
Rupert Nicholson (Ind UAP)
Albert Sloss (SL)
Isabella Stenning (Ind)
New England Country Herbert Oxford Joe Abbott (CP) James Fowler Charles Abbott (Ind)
Albert Royal (Ind)
Newcastle Labor David Watkins James Bayley (Ind)
John Cain (Ind Lab)
Stan Deacon (CPA)
Fred Wright (Ind Lab)
North Sydney United Australia Leo Haylen Billy Hughes (UAP) Jack Lewis Eric Bentley (Ind)
Jack Miles (CPA)
Oliver Partington (Ind)
Patrick Williams (Ind)
Parkes United Australia Les Haylen Sir Charles Marr (UAP) Arthur Miles Nigel Love Pauline Budge (AWP)
Arthur Thompson (Ind)
Francis Wilson (Ind)
Parramatta United Australia Arthur Treble Sir Frederick Stewart (UAP) Ormond Bissett Robert Firebrace (NU)
Howard Miscamble (Ind UAP)
Dexter Moore (Ind)
Reid Labor Charles Morgan David Knox (UAP) Alfred Turner Dick George (Ind UAP)
Jack Hughes (SL)
Jack Lang (LL)
Richmond Country Arthur Dodd Larry Anthony (CP) Alfred Anderson
Riverina Labor Joe Langtry Lindsay McIvor (CP)
Russell Scilley (CP)
George Simons Robert Ballantyne (Ind)
Robert McKenzie (Ind)
Frank Rieck (Ind)
Robertson United Australia Thomas Williams Eric Spooner (UAP) Donald Brown Walter Evans (SL)
Roberta Galagher (Ind)
Warringah United Australia Ronald Ashworth Percy Spender (UAP) Douglas Morris Edward Doherty (Ind MCP)
Gerald Robinson (Ind)
Stephen Stack (Ind)
Watson Labor Max Falstein Norman Whitfield (UAP) Arthur Dudley Les Fingleton (Ind UAP)
Hubert O'Connell (Ind UAP)
Richard Wilson (SL)
Harry Yates (Ind)
Wentworth United Australia Jessie Street Eric Harrison (UAP) Charles Mayo Bill Wentworth (Nat Gov)
Thomas Whitehouse (Ind)
Werriwa Labor Bert Lazzarini Arthur Brown Michel Kartzoff (Ind)
West Sydney Labor (N-C) Jack Beasley Eddington Sherwood Horace Foley (SL)
Malinda Ivey (Ind)
William McCristal (SCWW)

Northern Territory[edit]

Electorate Held by Candidates
 
Northern Territory Independent Sydney Barker (Ind)
Adair Blain* (Ind)
Hector Fuller (Ind)
Alexander Grant (Ind)
Bob Murray (Ind Lab)
Jock Nelson (Ind Lab)
Harry Russell (OPA)

Queensland[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate OPA candidate Other candidates
 
Brisbane Labor George Lawson John Fletcher (UAP) Robert Boardman Bruce Pie (Ind)
Capricornia Labor Frank Forde Charles Ward (UAP)
Darling Downs Country Leslie Bailey Arthur Fadden (CP) Hugh Phair Raymond Mullaly (Ind)
Griffith Labor William Conelan Richard Larking (UAP) John Carbine Theophilus Dunstone (Ind)
William Kingwell (Ind)
Herbert Labor George Martens Archie Graham (CP) Charles Cook (Ind)
Fred Paterson (CPA)
Kennedy Labor Bill Riordan Wilfrid Simmonds (CP) Athena Deane (Ind)
Richard Vane-Millbank (Ind)
Lilley United Australia Jim Hadley William Jolly (UAP) Hans Beiers James Julin (Ind)
Maranoa Labor Frank Baker Charles Adermann (CP)
Moreton United Australia Patrick McInally John Cantwell (CP)
Josiah Francis* (UAP)
Ralph Belcham
Wide Bay Country George Watson Bernard Corser* (CP)
James Heading (CP)
Clive Lambourne (Ind)
Henry Madden (Ind)

South Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate UAP candidate Other candidates
 
Adelaide United Australia Cyril Chambers Fred Stacey Alf Watt (CPA)
George Edwin Yates (Ind Lab)
Barker Country Harry Krantz Archie Cameron John Gartner (Ind)
Frank Halleday (Ind)
Boothby United Australia Thomas Sheehy Grenfell Price Alan Finger (CPA)
John Turner (CD)
Grey Country Edgar Russell Oliver Badman
Hindmarsh Labor Norman Makin James Butler
Wakefield United Australia Albert Smith Jack Duncan-Hughes

Tasmania[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate UAP candidate Other candidates
 
Bass Labor Claude Barnard Desmond Oldham Harold Harwood (Ind)
John Orchard (Ind)
John Watson (Ind)
Darwin United Australia Carrol Bramich
Eric Reece
John Leary
Dame Enid Lyons*
John Wright
Roy Harvey (CPA)
Edgar Nicholls (Ind Lab)
Denison United Australia John Gaha Arthur Beck Gerald Mahoney (Ind Lab)
George Walliss (CPA)
Franklin Labor Charles Frost Charles Tennant
Denis Warner
Wilmot United Australia Ern Pinkard Allan Guy John McGeary (Ind)

Victoria[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Balaclava United Australia John Barry Thomas White (UAP) Frank Barnes (Ind)
Constance Duncan (Ind)
Helen Maxwell (Prog)
George Morris (Ind)
Ballaarat Labor Reg Pollard Bill Roff (UAP) Gordon Irish (Chr Ind)
Batman Labor Frank Brennan Arthur McAdam (UAP) Joseph Cahir (Ind)
Gordon Currie (SP)
Christina Debney (Ind)
Ian Malloch (SCP)
Bendigo Country Bert de Grandi George Rankin (CP) William Banks (Ind Lab)
John Crawford (Ind)
Morton Garner (Ind UAP)
Bourke Labor Bill Bryson David Smith (UAP) Maurice Blackburn (Ind Lab)
John March (Ind)
Corangamite United Australia Harold Miller Allan McDonald (UAP) Elsie Brushfield (Ind)
Sydney Donaldson (Ind CP)
Corio Labor John Dedman Rupert Curnow (UAP) James Baker (Prog)
Neil Freeman (Ind)
Deakin United Australia Frank Williamson William Hutchinson (UAP) Alan Coffey (MCP)
Arthur Coles (Ind)
Robert Elliott (Ind)
Dick Radclyffe (Ind UAP)
Fawkner United Australia Thomas Jude Harold Holt (UAP) William Cremor (Ind)
Malcolm Good (CPA)
Charles Kennett (Ind)
Vernon Margetts (Ind)
Ruth Ravenscroft (Ind)
Flinders United Australia Frank Lee Morton Moyes (CP)
Rupert Ryan* (UAP)
Mabel Brookes (AWP)
Rupert Clark (Ind)
Gippsland Country Wally Williames George Bowden (CP) Stephen Ashton (Ind Dem)
Herbert Birch (SCP)
Mervyn Morgan (OPA)
Henty Independent Jo Gullett (UAP) Arthur Coles* (Ind)
Carlyle Ferguson (Ind Lib)
Edmund Lind (SCP)
Bernard Rees (Ind Lab)
Ivy Weber (WFCM)
Indi Country Charles Sandford John McEwen (CP) Gerry O'Day (CPA)
Kooyong United Australia Albert Nicholls Robert Menzies (UAP) Ted Laurie (CPA)
John Nimmo (MCP)
Gwendolyn Noad (Chr Ind)
Maribyrnong Labor Arthur Drakeford Albert Pennell (UAP) Kenneth Kenafick (Ind Lab)
Charles Woollacott (CCM)
Melbourne Labor Arthur Calwell Elizabeth Couchman (UAP) Louis Bickart (MCP)
Charles Dicker (Ind)
Noble Kerby (SP)
Ken Miller (CPA)
Melbourne Ports Labor Jack Holloway Frank Preacher (UAP)
Wannon Labor Don McLeod John Menadue (UAP)
Leonard Rodda (CP)
Thomas Scholfield (Ind UAP)
Wimmera Independent Herbert Follett (Ind)
Eric Phillips (Ind CP)
Reginald Skeat (Ind CP)
Albert Thompson (Ind CP)
Alexander Wilson* (Ind)
Yarra Labor James Scullin Gilbert Jenkin (UAP) Ralph Gibson (CPA)
William Jinkins (SCP)
Allan MacDonald (Ind)

Western Australia[edit]

Electorate Held by Labor candidate Coalition candidate Other candidates
 
Forrest Country Nelson Lemmon John Prowse (CP) Ian Fergusson-Stewart (Ind)
Wilfred Lewis (Ind)
Arthur West (Ind CP)
Fremantle Labor John Curtin Alex Bracks (UAP) Frederick Lee (Ind Nat)
Kalgoorlie Labor Herbert Johnson Lance Horley (UAP)
Ralph Shaw (UAP)
Kevin Healy (CPA)
William McGhie (Ind)
Perth United Australia Tom Burke Walter Nairn (UAP) Clarrie Boyd (CPA)
Dorothea Foster (Ind)
Stephenson Fox (Ind)
Thomas Groves (Ind)
William Herbert (Ind)
Thomas Hughes (Ind)
Robert Nicholson (Ind)
Swan Country Don Mountjoy Cecil Elsegood (CP)
Thomas Marwick (CP)
John Tregenza (Ind)

Senate[edit]

Sitting Senators are shown in bold text. Tickets that elected at least one Senator are highlighted in the relevant colour. Successful candidates are identified by an asterisk (*).

New South Wales[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. Labor Senators James Arnold, Bill Ashley and William Large were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates OPA candidates CNOM candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Stan Amour*
  2. John Armstrong*
  3. Donald Grant*
  1. Guy Arkins (UAP)
  2. Dick Dein (UAP)
  3. Horace Nock (CP)
  1. Harold Sterling
  2. William O'Sullivan
  3. Sylvan Deloraine
  1. Peter Pollack
  2. Julius Burnham
  3. George Southern

Ada Beveridge (Ind)
Francis Walter (Ind)
Gilbert Leitch (Ind)
Valdemar Olling (Ind)
Tom Arthur (Ind)
Claude Sugden (Ind Lab)
Edith Cook (Ind)

Queensland[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. United Australia Party Senators Thomas Crawford and Harry Foll and Country Party Senator Walter Cooper were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates UAP candidates Country candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Gordon Brown*
  2. Joe Collings*
  3. Ben Courtice*
  1. Charles Brown
  2. Paul Goldenstedt
  3. James McDonald
  1. James Annand
  2. Bob McGeoch
  3. Charles Ware

James Kidman
Walter Hughes

South Australia[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The United Australia Party was defending three seats. United Australia Party Senators James McLachlan, George McLeay and Oliver Uppill were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates UAP candidates
 
  1. Sid O'Flaherty*
  2. Theo Nicholls*
  3. Alex Finlay*
  1. Philip McBride
  2. Keith Wilson
  3. Ted Mattner

Tasmania[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending three seats. United Australia Party Senators John Hayes, Herbert Hays and Burford Sampson were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates UAP candidates
 
  1. Bill Aylett*
  2. Charles Lamp*
  3. Nick McKenna*
  4. Richard Darcey
  5. George Carruthers
  1. Bayard Edgell
  2. Algie Findlay
  3. Peregrine Andrews
  4. Darrel Tait
  5. Bruce Hamilton
  6. Frank Edwards

Victoria[edit]

Three seats were up for election. The Labor Party was defending two seats. The United Australia Party was defending one seat. United Australia Party Senators Charles Brand and John Leckie and Country Party Senator William Gibson were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates Monetary Reform candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. Don Cameron*
  2. Richard Keane*
  3. Jim Sheehan*
  1. Sir Frank Beaurepaire (UAP)
  2. William Moss (CP)
  3. John Spicer (UAP)
  1. Vera Carr
  2. Alexander Amess
  3. Bartholomew Goulding

John Smith
Rupert Millane
Edith Hardy

Western Australia[edit]

Four seats were up for election. One of these was a short-term vacancy caused by Country Party Senator Bertie Johnston's death; this was filled in the interim by the Country Party's Charles Latham. The Labor Party was defending three seats. The Country Party was defending one seat. United Australia Party Senators Herbert Collett and Allan MacDonald were not up for re-election.

Labor candidates Coalition candidates Ungrouped candidates
 
  1. James Fraser*
  2. Robert Clothier*
  3. Richard Nash*
  4. Dorothy Tangney*
  1. Thomas Louch (UAP)
  2. John Teasdale (UAP)
  3. Jim Paton (UAP)
  4. Charles Latham (CP)

Cropper Milligan
Colin Unwin
Claude Swaine

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