Victorian state election, 1947

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Victorian state election, 1947
Victoria (Australia)
1945 ←
8 November 1947 (1947-11-08) → 1950

65 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
  TomHollway.jpg Johncainsenior.jpg
Leader Thomas Hollway John Cain
Party Liberal/Country coalition Labor
Leader since 3 December 1940 18 October 1937
Leader's seat Ballarat Northcote
Last election 29 seats 31 seats
Seats won 47 seats 17 seats
Seat change Increase 18 Decrease 14
Percentage 52.08% 40.87%
Swing Increase 12.90 Decrease 0.15

Premier before election

John Cain
Labor

Elected Premier

Thomas Hollway
Liberal

The 1947 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 8 November 1947 to elect 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 8 November 1947[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19451950 >>

Enrolled voters 1,291,515
Votes cast 1,206,815 Turnout 93.44 +5.46
Informal votes 16,102 Informal 1.33 −0.75
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 486,635 40.87 −0.15 17 −14
  Liberal 442,451 37.16 +16.65 27 +17
  Country 177,698 14.92 −4.05 20 +2
  Communist 1,575 0.13 −2.73 0 ±0
  Independent 82,354 6.92 −3.57 1 −2
Total 1,190,713     65  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 8 November 1947, 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).