1901 New South Wales state election

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1901 New South Wales state election

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All 125 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
63 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  JohnSee.jpg CharlesAlfredLee.jpg James McGowen Premier.png
Leader John See Charles Lee James McGowen
Party Progressive Liberal Reform Labor Electoral League
Leader since 28 March 1901 April 1901 August 1894
Leader's seat Grafton Tenterfield Redfern
Last election 52 seats 45 seats 19 seats
Seats won 42 seats 37 seats 24 seats
Seat change Decrease10 Decrease8 Increase5
Percentage 22.99% 33.55% 18.44%
Swing Decrease20.04 Increase0.66 Increase6.26

New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1901.svg
Legislative Assembly after the election

Premier before election

John See
Progressive

Elected Premier

John See
Progressive

The 1901 New South Wales state election was held on 3 July 1901 for all of the 125 seats in the 19th New South Wales Legislative Assembly and it was conducted in single-member constituencies with a first past the post voting system. The Parliamentary Electorates Act of 1893 had conferred the right to vote on every male British subject over 21 years of age who was resident in New South Wales for a year or more. The 19th parliament of New South Wales was dissolved on 11 June 1901 by the Governor, Lord Beauchamp, on the advice of the Premier, John See.

Federation had seen a re-evaluation of priorities among the main political parties in New South Wales, with the Protectionist Party and the Free Trade Party becoming the Progressive Party and the Liberal Reform Party respectively.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
11 June 1901 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
22 June 1901 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
3 July 1901 Polling day.
23 July 1901 Opening of 19th Parliament.

Results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 3 July 1901
Legislative Assembly
<< 18981904 >>

Enrolled voters 345,500
Votes cast 194,980 Turnout 62.84 +2.23
Informal votes 1,534 Informal 0.78 −0.14
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal Reform 65,420 33.55 +0.66 37 −8
  Progressive 44,817 22.99 −20.04 42 −10
  Labour 35,952 18.44 +6.26 24 +5
  Independent 21,595 11.08 +8.09 12 +8
  Independent Liberal 16,770 8.60 +6.72 4 +3
  Independent Progressive 6,533 3.35 −3.68 2 −2
  Independent Labor 3,565 1.83 +1.82 4 +4
  Socialist 328 0.17 +0.17 0 ±0
Total 194,980     125  

References[edit]

  • "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  • Antony Green. "NSW Elections Analysis". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 2012-07-08.

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