Northern Territory general election, 1974
All 19 seats of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
The first general election for the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly was held in the Northern Territory on Saturday 19 October 1974, and was won by the Country Liberal Party (CLP), formed a few months earlier from the merger of the territorial Country and Liberal parties.
The CLP won 49.01% of the vote, the Australian Labor Party won 30.46% and independent candidates won 20.54%. The Country Liberals took 17 of the 19 assembly seats. The other two were held by independents; Dawn Lawrie won the seat of Nightcliff, and Ron Withnall won the seat of Port Darwin. Despite finishing second in the vote count, Labor was not represented in the assembly.
As the territory was still being prepared for self-government, Country Liberal Leader Goff Letts took the post of Majority Leader, while a seven-person "executive" managed internal affairs.
|Summary of votes by party|
|Country Liberal||13,690||49.0%||17||+ 17|
Successful candidates are highlighted in the relevant colour.
|Electorate||Labor Candidate||CLP Candidate||Independent Candidates|
|Alice Springs||Jean Leunig||Bernie Kilgariff||Alan Gray|
|Arnhem||Elizabeth Pearce||Rupert Kentish|
|Barkly||Eric Marks||Ian Tuxworth|
|Casuarina||Allan Dunstan||Nick Dondas||Robert McGahey
|Elsey||Kevin Frazer||Les MacFarlane||Leslie James
|Fannie Bay||James Bowditch||Grant Tambling||Eleanor Fisher
|Gillen||Peter Leunig||Jim Robertson|
|Jingili||Thomas Bell||Paul Everingham|
|Ludmilla||Hazel Robertson||Roger Steele||Edward D'Ambrosio
|Macdonnell||Dave Pollock||Bruce Breaden
|Millner||Jack Hunt||Roger Ryan||William Forrest
|Nhulunbuy||John Flynn||Milton Ballantyne||William Hendry|
|Nightcliff||Edward Ellis||Alfred Hooper||Dawn Lawrie|
|Port Darwin||James Gallacher||William Jettner||Brian Manning
|Sanderson||Mark Phelan||Liz Andrew||Alexander Allan-Stewart
|Stuart||Harry Nelson||Roger Vale||Reginald Harris|
|Stuart Park||Geoffrey Loveday||Marshall Perron||William Fisher
|Tiwi||John Nixon||Hyacinth Tungutalum||Peter Lawrence
|Victoria River||Goff Letts||Wiyendji Nunggula
- Jaensch, Dean; Wade-Marshall, Deborah (1984). Northern Territory Electoral Atlas 1974–1984. Australian National University/Flinders University. ISBN 0959924698.