Queensland colonial election, 1896

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Queensland state election, 1896

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All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
37 Assembly seats were needed for a majority

  First party Second party
  Sir Hugh Nelson.jpg StateLibQld 1 109560 Thomas Glassey, 1899.jpg
Leader Hugh Nelson Thomas Glassey
Party Ministerial Labour
Leader's seat Northern Downs Bundaberg
Last election 42 seats 16 seats
Seats won 41 seats 20 seats
Seat change Decrease1 Increase4

Premier before election

Hugh Nelson
Ministerial

Elected Premier

Hugh Nelson
Ministerial

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland between 10 March 1896 and 11 April 1896 to elect the members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Key dates[edit]

Due to problems of distance and communications, it was not possible to hold the elections on a single day.[1]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 11 March 1896[2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 86,882
Votes cast 61,453 Turnout 76.84
Informal votes 765 Informal
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Ministerial 39,088 47.82 +3.04 41 -2
  Labour 28,581 34.97 +1.65 20 +4
  Opposition 8,472 10.37 +1.19 8 +1
  Independent 3,608 4.41 -5.72 2 -5
  Farmers Rep. 1,985 2.43 +0.85 1 +1
Total 81,734     72  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland General Election Dates 1860-1929" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Summary of 1896 Election". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 July 2017.