Victorian state election, 1958

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Victorian state election, 1958
Victoria (Australia)
← 1955 31 May 1958 (1958-05-31) 1961 →

All 66 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  Henry Bolte.jpg
Leader Henry Bolte Ernie Shepherd Herbert Hyland
Party Liberal and Country Labor Country
Leader since 3 May 1953 9 August 1957 1955
Leader's seat Hampden Footscray Gippsland South
Last election 33 seats 20 seats 11 seats
Seats won 39 seats 18 seats 9 seats
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 2 Decrease 2
Percentage 37.18% 37.69% 9.30%
Swing Decrease 0.60 Increase 5.12 Decrease 0.24

Premier before election

Henry Bolte
Liberal and Country

Elected Premier

Henry Bolte
Liberal and Country

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 31 May 1958 to elect the 66 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. This was the last time Assembly elections were held separately from those for the Legislative Council.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 31 May 1958[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19551961 >>

Enrolled voters 1,478,065
Votes cast 1,392,813 Turnout 94.23 +0.21
Informal votes 24,760 Informal 1.78 -0.42
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 515,638 37.69 +5.12 18 −2
  Liberal and Country 508,678 37.18 -0.60 39 +6
  Democratic Labor 197,380 14.43 +1.82 0 −1
  Country 127,228 9.30 -0.24 9 −2
  Independent 17,770 1.30 -2.23 0 −1
  Other 1,359 0.10 -0.40 0 ±0
Total 1,368,053     66  
Two-party-preferred
  Liberal and Country 790,149 57.8 –0.1
  Labor 577,904 42.2 +0.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 31 May 1958, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).