1907 Queensland state election
All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly
37 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 18 May 1907 to elect the 72 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The election was the first one in which women had a right to vote.
The election was the first held since Premier William Kidston, formerly of the Labour Party, had founded a new movement with his own supporters as well as the Parliamentary Conservatives. The end result of the election was an improvement in Kidston's position, although he was still in minority government with Labour support. The main opposition group was Robert Philp's Conservatives.
|11 April 1907||The Parliament was dissolved.|
|11 April 1907||Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|27 April 1907||Close of nominations.|
|18 May 1907||Polling day, between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm.|
|8 June 1907||The writ was returned and the results formally declared.|
|23 July 1907||Parliament resumed for business.|
Seat changes indicated are those caused by the election; at the preceding election, Labour had 34 seats, Ministerial 21, Conservative 15 and Independent 2.
|Summary of votes by party|
- 1 220,189 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 4 seats (5.6% of the total) were uncontested—one Labor seat representing 1,352 enrolled voters, and three Conservative seats representing 4,604 voters.
- 2 In 11 electorates, voters had two votes each, so the total number of votes exceeds the total number of voters.
Electoral system changes
This election was the first held since women in Queensland gained the right to vote, although indigenous women did not gain the right until 1962.
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1904–1907
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1907–1908
- First Kidston Ministry
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 April 1907. p. 88:1209.
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 11 April 1907. p. 88:1213.
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 29 June 1907. p. 88:1695.
- Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 18 May 1907". Retrieved 14 February 2009.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 September 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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