Tasmanian state election, 1937

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Tasmanian state election, 1937
Tasmania
← 1934 20 February 1937 1941 →

All 30 seats to the House of Assembly
  First party Second party
  Albert Ogilvie.jpg Henry Baker.jpg
Leader Albert Ogilvie Henry Baker
Party Labor Nationalist
Leader since October 1929 July 1936
Leader's seat Franklin Franklin
Last election 14 seats 13 seats
Seats won 18 seats 12 seats
Seat change Increase4 Decrease1
Percentage 58.67% 38.86%
Swing Increase12.89 Decrease7.86

Premier before election

Albert Ogilvie
Labor

Elected Premier

Albert Ogilvie
Labor

The 1937 Tasmanian state election was held on 20 February 1937 in the Australian state of Tasmania to elect 30 members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. The election used the Hare-Clark proportional representation system[1] — six members were elected from each of five electorates.

The incumbent Labor government was led by Albert Ogilvie. The opposition Nationalist Party was led by Henry Baker.

Labor had a decisive win in the 1937 election, one that would see the Nationalist Party (later to become the Liberal Party of Australia) in opposition until 1969.[2]

Results[edit]

Tasmanian state election, 20 February 1937
House of Assembly
<< 19341941 >>

Enrolled voters 132,001
Votes cast 124,460 Turnout 94.29% –0.18%
Informal votes 2,997 Informal 2.41% –0.79%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 71,263 58.67% +12.89% 18 + 4
  Nationalist 47,204 38.86% –7.86% 12 – 1
  Independent 2,996 2.47% –5.04% 0 – 3
Total 121,463     30  

Distribution of Seats[edit]

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