Results of the Tasmanian state election, 1959

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Tasmanian state election, 2 May 1959[1]
House of Assembly
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Enrolled voters 180,344
Votes cast 170,559 Turnout 94.57 –0.65
Informal votes 9,816 Informal 5.76 +1.57
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 71,535 44.50 –5.77 17 + 2
  Liberal 66,005 41.05 –2.54 16 + 1
  Democratic Labor 8,510 5.29 +1.82 0 ± 0
  Independent 14,549 9.05 +6.45 2 + 2
  Communist 144 0.09 +0.03 0 ± 0
Total 160,743     35  

This is a list of House of Assembly results for the 1959 Tasmanian election.

Results by division[edit]

Bass[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1959: Bass
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 4,057
Liberal Bill Beattie (elected 4) 2,621 8.1 -5.1
Liberal John Steer (elected 6) 2,603 8.0 -1.9
Liberal Fred Marriott (elected 7) 2,444 7.5 -2.8
Liberal James McGowen 1,855 5.7 +5.7
Liberal Max Bushby 1,578 4.9 +4.9
Liberal Lionel Abbott 555 1.7 +1.7
Liberal Harold Pope 119 0.4 +0.4
Labor John Madden (elected 2) 3,056 9.4 +1.8
Labor Alexander Atkins (elected 3) 2,497 7.7 -2.3
Labor Harold Newman 1,493 4.6 +4.6
Labor Mac Le Fevre (elected 5) 1,469 4.5 +4.5
Labor Frank Taylor 1,100 3.4 +3.4
Labor Wallace Fraser 642 2.0 +0.8
Group B Reg Turnbull (elected 1) 9,065 27.9 +27.9
Group B William Shipp 205 0.6 +0.6
Democratic Labor Leslie Arnold 1,149 3.5 +3.5
Total formal votes 32,451 93.5 -1.8
Informal votes 2,256 6.5 +1.8
Turnout 34,707 95.0 0.0
Party total votes
Liberal 11,775 36.3 -8.2
Labor 10,257 31.6 -19.9
Group B 9,270 28.6 +28.6
Democratic Labor 1,149 3.5 -0.5

Braddon[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1959: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 3,983
Labor Eric Reece (elected 1) 9,688 30.4 +11.4
Labor Sydney Ward (elected 2) 2,511 7.9 -4.2
Labor Lloyd Costello (elected 4) 1,756 5.5 +5.5
Labor Joseph Britton (elected 5) 1,067 3.3 +3.3
Labor Aubrey Gaffney 582 1.8 +1.8
Labor Patrick Streets 541 1.7 +1.7
Labor Harold Singleton 472 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Kevin Lyons (elected 7) 3,084 9.7 +0.6
Liberal Jack Breheny (elected 6) 3,071 9.6 +2.0
Liberal Carrol Bramich (elected 3) 2,588 8.1 -9.2
Liberal William Young 2,134 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Horace Lane 1,125 3.5 +3.5
Liberal Arthur Abel 932 2.9 +2.9
Liberal Charles Rand 579 1.8 +1.8
Democratic Labor Frances Lane 750 2.4 +2.4
Democratic Labor Bruce Cameron 742 2.3 +2.3
Democratic Labor Alban Galpin 102 0.3 -0.1
Independent Eric Nicholls 133 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 31,857 95.1 -1.5
Informal votes 1,654 4.9 +1.5
Turnout 33,511 94.2 -1.1
Party total votes
Labor 16,617 52.2 +3.7
Liberal 13,513 42.4 -4.5
Democratic Labor 1,594 5.0 +0.8
Independent Eric Nicholls 133 0.4 +0.4

Denison[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1959: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 4,106
Liberal Rex Townley (elected 1) 8,251 25.1 -3.9
Liberal Archibald Park (elected 7) 1,332 4.1 +4.1
Liberal Bill Hodgman (elected 6) 1,064 3.2 -0.8
Liberal Donald Clark 996 3.0 +3.0
Liberal Harold Solomon 765 2.3 +2.3
Liberal Horace Strutt 650 2.0 -1.2
Labor Frank Gaha (elected 3) 3,033 9.2 +5.5
Labor Harry McLoughlin (elected 4) 2,575 7.8 +7.8
Labor Charley Aylett (elected 5) 2,451 7.5 +7.5
Labor Mary Cumming 1,608 4.9 +4.9
Labor Bert Lacey 1,430 4.4 +2.6
Labor William Wilkinson 961 2.9 +2.9
Labor Eric Howroyd 912 2.8 +1.6
Independent Bill Wedd (elected 2) 3,075 9.4 +3.9
Democratic Labor Harold Senior 1,133 3.4 +3.4
Democratic Labor Brian Bresnehan 725 2.2 +2.2
Democratic Labor Rex McShane 380 1.2 +1.2
Independent Nigel Abbott 1,356 4.1 +4.1
Communist Max Bound 126 0.4 +0.4
Communist George Chenery 18 0.1 +0.1
Total formal votes 32,841 93.6 -2.3
Informal votes 2,241 6.4 +2.3
Turnout 35,082 94.5 -0.6
Party total votes
Liberal 13,058 39.8 -1.6
Labor 12,970 39.5 -9.2
Independent Bill Wedd 3,075 9.4 +3.9
Democratic Labor 2,238 6.8 +4.2
Independent Nigel Abbott 1,356 4.1 +4.1
Communist 144 0.4 +0.4

Franklin[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1959: Franklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 4,014
Labor Bill Neilson (elected 2) 4,123 12.8 +0.3
Labor John Dwyer (elected 3) 3,478 10.8 -5.2
Labor Eric Barnard (elected 5) 2,580 8.0 +8.0
Labor Colin Brooker 1,833 5.7 +5.7
Labor Brian Crawford 1,702 5.3 -4.2
Labor Lynda Heaven 767 2.4 +2.4
Labor James Percey 378 1.2 -1.2
Liberal Tim Jackson (elected 1) 4,416 13.8 -4.7
Liberal Thomas Pearsall (elected 6) 2,339 7.3 -0.9
Liberal Bill Young (elected 7) 2,246 7.0 +7.0
Liberal Mabel Miller (elected 4) 2,042 6.4 -0.1
Liberal Donald Cuthbertson 1,183 3.7 +3.7
Liberal Stanley Gough 953 3.0 +3.0
Liberal Richard Tallboys 888 2.8 +2.8
Democratic Labor Virgil Morgan 1,116 3.5 +3.5
Democratic Labor John Dwyer 844 2.6 +2.6
Democratic Labor Henry Scoles 321 1.0 +1.0
Democratic Labor Allan Powell 186 0.6 +0.6
Independent Leo McPartlan 406 1.3 +1.3
Independent Terry Bower 190 0.6 +0.6
Independent Francis Hursey 119 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 32,110 94.1 -1.6
Informal votes 2,001 5.9 +1.6
Turnout 34,111 95.4 -0.5
Party total votes
Labor 14,861 46.3 -2.7
Liberal 14,067 43.8 +0.9
Democratic Labor 2,467 7.7 +5.0
Independent Leo McPartlan 406 1.3 +1.3
Independent Terry Bower 190 0.6 +0.6
Independent Francis Hursey 119 0.4 +0.4

Wilmot[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 1959: Wilmot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Quota 3,936
Labor Roy Fagan (elected 1) 5,402 17.2 +0.3
Labor Douglas Cashion (elected 2) 2,806 8.9 -1.8
Labor William Anderson 1,997 6.3 +6.3
Labor William McNeil (elected 5) 1,983 6.3 +1.3
Labor Thomas McDonald (elected 4) 1,944 6.2 +6.2
Labor Lancelot Spurr 1,881 6.0 -0.5
Labor Norman Dixon 817 2.6 +2.6
Liberal Bert Bessell (elected 6) 2,799 8.9 +0.1
Liberal Angus Bethune (elected 3) 2,744 8.7 -1.8
Liberal Bob Ingamells (elected 7) 2,709 8.6 +8.6
Liberal Ian Gibson 2,205 7.0 +1.4
Liberal Leslie Brown 2,117 6.7 +6.7
Liberal Amelia Best 1,018 3.2 -2.8
Democratic Labor Harold Hill 1,062 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 31,484 95.0 -0.6
Informal votes 1,664 5.0 +0.6
Turnout 33,148 93.7 -1.1
Party total votes
Labor 16,830 53.5 -0.2
Liberal 13,592 43.2 +0.7
Democratic Labor 1,062 3.4 +3.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Assembly Election Results 1959". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.