Victorian state election, 1952

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Victorian state election, 1952
Victoria (Australia)
← 1950 6 December 1952 (1952-12-06) 1955 →

65 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  Johncainsenior.jpg Johnmcdonaldmp.jpg
Leader John Cain Les Norman John McDonald
Party Labor Liberal and Country Country
Leader since 18 October 1937 4 December 1951 22 November 1945
Leader's seat Northcote Glen Iris Shepparton
Last election 24 seats 27 seats 13 seats
Seats won 37 seats 11 seats 12 seats
Seat change Increase 13 Decrease 16 Decrease 1
Percentage 49.07% 24.85% 8.34%
Swing Increase 3.78 Decrease 15.84 Decrease 2.30

Premier before election

John McDonald
Country

Elected Premier

John Cain
Labor

The 1952 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 6 December 1952 to elect 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 6 December 1952[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,119,486
Votes cast 1,047,671 Turnout 93.58 −0.82
Informal votes 18,991 Informal 1.81 +0.67
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 504,773 49.07 +3.78 37 +13
  Liberal and Country 255,685 24.85 −15.84 11 −16
  Electoral Reform League 98,641 9.59 +9.59 4 +4
  Country 85,843 8.34 −2.30 12 −1
  Independent 71,068 6.90 +4.04 1 ±0
Total 1,028,680     65  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 734,668 56.7 +6.3
  Liberal and Country 560,521 43.3 –6.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 6 December 1952, 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).