New South Wales state election, 1922

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New South Wales state election, 1922
New South Wales
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All 90 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
46 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  George fuller.jpg JamesDooleySpeaker.jpg
Leader George Fuller James Dooley
Party Nationalist Labor
Leader since 14 April 1920 5 October 1921
Leader's seat Wollondilly Hartley
Last election 28 seats 43 seats
Seats won 41 seats 36 seats
Seat change Increase13 Decrease7
Percentage 42.08% 38.37%
Swing Decrease6.96 Increase7.62

New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1922.svg
Legislative Assembly after the election

Premier before election

James Dooley
Labor

Elected Premier

George Fuller
Nationalist/Progressive coalition

The 1922 New South Wales state election was held on 25 March 1922. This election was for all of the 90 seats in the 26th New South Wales Legislative Assembly and it was conducted in multiple member constituencies using the Hare Clark single transferable vote. The 25th parliament of New South Wales was dissolved on 17 February 1922 by the Governor, Sir Walter Edward Davidson, on the advice of the Premier James Dooley.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
17 February 1922 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
25 February 1922 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
25 March 1922 Polling day.
19 April 1922 Writs returned.
26 April 1922 Opening of 25th Parliament.

Results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 25 March 1922
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,251,023
Votes cast 254,256 Turnout 20.32 +6.60
Informal votes 31,771 Informal 12.50 −27.20
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Nationalist 93,621 42.08 +12.46 41 +13
  Labor 85,361 38.37 −4.66 36 −7
  Progressive 29,863 13.42 −3.52 9 −6
  Independent 7,503 3.37 −1.24 2 +1
  Democratic 2,871 1.29 −0.55 1 +1
  Independent Coalitionist 1,145 0.51 +0.51 1 +1
  All others 2,123 0.17 −2.56 0 0
Total 222,485     90  

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