Victorian state election, 1945

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Victorian state election, 1945
Victoria (Australia)
1943 ←
10 November 1945 (1945-11-10) → 1947

65 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  Johncainsenior.jpg AlbertDunstan-cropped.jpg TomHollway.jpg
Leader John Cain Albert Dunstan Thomas Hollway
Party Labor Country Liberal
Leader since 18 October 1937 14 March 1935 3 December 1940
Leader's seat Northcote Korong Ballarat
Last election 22 seats 18 seats 13 seats
Seats won 31 seats 18 seats 10 seats
Seat change Increase 9 Steady 0 Decrease 3
Percentage 41.02% 18.67% 20.51%
Swing Increase 4.89 Increase 5.64 Decrease 2.56

Premier before election

Ian MacFarlan
Liberal

Elected Premier

John Cain
Labor

The 1945 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 10 November 1945 to elect 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 10 November 1945[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19431947 >>

Enrolled voters 1,019,063
Votes cast 896,561 Turnout 87.98 +0.98
Informal votes 18,689 Informal 2.08 −0.51
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 360,079 41.02 +4.89 31 +9
  Country 163,940 18.67 +5.64 18 ±0
  Liberal 180,046 20.51 −2.56 10 −3
  Independent 92,097 10.49 −11.40 3 −2
  Ministerial Liberal 29,276 3.33 +3.33 3 +3
  Independent Liberal 27,351 3.12 +3.12 0 ±0
  Communist 25,083 2.86 −1.65 0 ±0
Total 877,872     65  

Notes:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 10 November 1945, 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).