Victorian state election, 1943

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Victorian state election, 1943
Victoria (Australia)
1940 ←
12 June 1943 (1943-06-12) → 1945

51 (of the 65) seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  AlbertDunstan-cropped.jpg Johncainsenior.jpg TomHollway.jpg
Leader Albert Dunstan John Cain Thomas Hollway
Party United Country Labor United Australia
Leader since 14 March 1935 18 October 1937 3 December 1940
Leader's seat Korong and Eaglehawk Northcote Ballarat
Last election 22 seats 22 seats 16 seats
Seats won 25 seats 22 seats 13 seats
Seat change Increase 3 Steady 0 Decrease 3
Percentage 14.39% 36.13% 23.07%
Swing Increase 0.23 Increase 2.96 Decrease 12.34

Premier before election

Albert Dunstan
United Country

Elected Premier

Albert Dunstan
United Country

The 1943 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 12 June 1943 to elect 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Background[edit]

Country Party unity[edit]

At the time of the election, the Country Party was in the process of repairing a split which had taken place in December 1937 after federal MP John McEwen was expelled from the state branch of the party. The splinter group which supported McEwen had formed the Liberal Country Party on 30 March 1938, which contested the 1940 state election as a separate party. By April 1943, the United Country Party and the Liberal Country Party had formed a joint executive, which had unanimously agreed to reunite the parties. Members of the LCP at the time of the election were endorsed and counted as Victorian Country Party candidates separately from the United Country Party, but the unity agreements meant that their seats were counted for Dunstan's UCP.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 12 June 1943[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,015,750
Votes cast 883,679 Turnout 87.00 −6.41
Informal votes 22,876 Informal 2.59 +1.03
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 311,051 36.13 +2.96 22 ±0
  United Australia 198,582 23.07 −12.34 13 −3
  United Country 112,164 13.03 −1.13 18 −4
  Communist 38,802 4.51 +4.13 0 ±0
  Victorian Country 11,738 1.36 −0.98 7 +6
  Independent 188,466 21.89 +7.36 5 +1
Total 860,803     65  

Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 12 June 1943, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).
  2. ^ Colin A Hughes, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968 (ISBN 0708102700).