Victorian state election, 1967

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Victorian state election, 1967
Victoria (Australia)
1964 ←
29 April 1967 (1967-04-29) → 1970

All 73 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
and 18 (of the 36) seats in the Victorian Legislative Council
  First party Second party Third party
  Henry Bolte.jpg
Leader Henry Bolte Clive Stoneham George Moss
Party Liberal Labor Country
Leader since 3 May 1953 12 September 1958 1955
Leader's seat Hampden Midlands Murray Valley
Last election 38 seats 18 seats 10 seats
Seats won 44 seats 16 seats 12 seats
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 2 Increase 2
Percentage 37.49% 37.90% 8.65%
Swing Decrease 2.14 Increase 1.68 Decrease 0.11

Premier before election

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elected Premier

Henry Bolte
Liberal

Elections were held in the Australian state of Victoria on Saturday 29 April 1967 to elect the 73 members of the state's Legislative Assembly and 18 members of the 36-member Legislative Council.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Victorian state election, 29 April 1967[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19641970 >>

Enrolled voters 1,723,981
Votes cast 1,625,239 Turnout 94.27 -0.13
Informal votes 51,384 Informal 3.16 +0.85
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 596,520 37.90 +1.68 16 -2
  Liberal 589,985 37.49 -2.14 44 +6
  Democratic Labor 224,989 14.30 -0.68 0 ±0
  Country 136,126 8.65 -0.11 12 +2
  Independent 24,792 1.58 +1.41 1 +1
  Other 1,443 0.09 -0.16 0 ±0
Total 1,573,855     73  
Two-party-preferred
  Liberal 918,461 58.4 –0.6
  Labor 655,394 41.6 +0.6

Legislative Council[edit]

Victorian state election, 29 April 1967[2]
Legislative Council
<< 19641970 >>

Enrolled voters 1,723,981
Votes cast 1,625,371 Turnout 94.3 –0.1
Informal votes 59,895 Informal 3.7 +0.7
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats
won
Seats
held
  Liberal 602,546 38.5 –1.6 10 18
  Labor 577,613 36.9 +1.4 4 9
  Democratic Labor 223,590 14.3 –1.2 0 0
  Country 148,943 9.5 +0.6 4 8
  Independent 12,784 0.8 +0.8 0 0
Total 1,565,476     18 35

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-1967 Swing Post-1967
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Coburg   Labor Charles Mutton 6.9 -15.7 8.8 Jack Mutton Independent  
Lowan   Liberal Jim McCabe -6.0 +3.3 2.7 Ray Buckley Country  
Moonee Ponds   Liberal Jack Holden 2.9 -4.2 1.3 Tom Edmunds Labor  
  • Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
  • Lowan became a notional Country party seat in the redistribution before the election.

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LIBERAL SEATS (44)
Marginal
Bendigo Robert Trethewey LIB 0.7%
Morwell Archie Tanner LIB 1.3%
Dundas William McDonald LIB 2.0%
Dandenong Len Reid LIB 3.2%
Greensborough Monte Vale LIB 3.3%
Portland Don McKellar LIB 3.6%
Heatherton Norman Billing LIB 3.8%
Prahran Sam Loxton LIB 3.8%
Mentone Bill Templeton LIB 5.3%
Essendon Kenneth Wheeler LIB 5.4%
Ballarat South Bill Stephen LIB 5.6%
Fairly safe
Mitcham Dorothy Goble LIB 7.0%
Ivanhoe Vernon Christie LIB 7.2%
Oakleigh Alan Scanlan LIB 8.0%
Geelong Hayden Birrell LIB 9.6%
Hawthorn Walter Jona LIB 9.6%
Frankston Edward Meagher LIB 9.8%
Safe
Scoresby Geoff Hayes LIB 10.0%
Bennettswood Ian McLaren LIB 10.1%
Glenhuntly Joe Rafferty LIB 10.1%
Evelyn Russell Stokes LIB 10.8%
Moorabbin Llew Reese LIB 10.9%
Bellarine Aurel Smith LIB 11.1%
Monbulk Bill Borthwick LIB 11.3%
Syndal Ray Wiltshire LIB 12.0%
St Kilda Brian Dixon LIB 12.1%
Bentleigh Bob Suggett LIB 12.2%
Ringwood Jim Manson LIB 12.8%
Caulfield Edgar Tanner LIB 13.8%
Ballarat North Tom Evans LIB 14.5%
Box Hill George Reid LIB 14.5%
Gisborne Julian Doyle LIB 15.2%
Sandringham Murray Porter LIB 15.5%
Narracan Jim Balfour LIB 16.0%
Balwyn Alex Taylor LIB 18.2%
Dromana Roberts Dunstan LIB 18.4%
Glen Iris Jim MacDonald LIB 18.5%
Warrnambool Ian Smith LIB 19.4%
Kew Arthur Rylah LIB 20.3%
Brighton John Rossiter LIB 21.2%
Camberwell Vernon Wilcox LIB 21.7%
Hampden Henry Bolte LIB 21.8%
Malvern John Bloomfield LIB 24.2%
Polwarth Tom Darcy LIB 27.6%
LABOR SEATS (16)
Marginal
Midlands Clive Stoneham ALP 1.0%
Brunswick West Campbell Turnbull ALP 1.2%
Moonee Ponds Tom Edmunds ALP 1.3%
Preston Charlie Ring ALP 3.5%
Fairly safe
Northcote Frank Wilkes ALP 6.5%
Deer Park Jack Ginifer ALP 6.8%
Broadmeadows John Wilton ALP 7.9%
Reservoir Harry Jenkins ALP 9.3%
Safe
Brunswick East Leo Fennessy ALP 11.0%
Geelong North Neil Trezise ALP 11.0%
Melbourne Arthur Clarey ALP 11.9%
Albert Park Keith Sutton ALP 12.5%
Sunshine Denis Lovegrove ALP 12.7%
Richmond Clyde Holding ALP 14.8%
Footscray William Divers ALP 17.9%
Williamstown Larry Floyd ALP 18.4%
COUNTRY SEATS (12)
Shepparton Neil McInnes CP 1.9% v IND
Lowan Ray Buckley CP 2.7% v LIB
Gippsland West Leslie Cochrane CP 11.4% v LIB
Kara Kara Bill Phelan CP 12.6% v LIB
Mildura Milton Whiting CP 17.4%
Gippsland East Bruce Evans CP 25.0%
Benambra Tom Mitchell CP 26.8%
Benalla Tom Trewin CP 27.6%
Murray Valley George Moss CP 27.7%
Gippsland South Herbert Hyland CP 28.4%
Swan Hill Harold Stirling CP 31.7%
Rodney Russell McDonald CP 33.9%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (1)
Coburg Jack Mutton IND 8.8% v ALP

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Election held on 29 April 1967, Australian Politics and Elections Database (University of Western Australia).
  2. ^ Carr, Adam. "Victoria Legislative Council Election 1967". Psephos Election Archive. Retrieved 29 September 2015.