1923 Queensland state election

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1923 Queensland state election

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All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
37 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Ted Theodore 1931.jpg William Vowles - Queensland politician.jpg
Leader Ted Theodore William Vowles
Party Labor Country/United coalition
Leader since 22 October 1919 (1919-10-22) 28 January 1920
Leader's seat Chillagoe Dalby
Last election 38 seats 30 seats
Seats won 43 seats 29 seats
Seat change Increase5 Decrease1
Percentage 48.13% 48.95%
Swing Increase0.38 Increase4.16

Premier before election

Ted Theodore
Labor

Elected Premier

Ted Theodore
Labor

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland on 12 May 1923 to elect the 72 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The Labor government was seeking its fourth continuous term in office since the 1915 election; it would be Premier Ted Theodore's second election.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
13 April 1923 The Parliament was dissolved.[1]
13 April 1923 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[2]
20 April 1923 Close of nominations.
12 May 1923 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
23 June 1923 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
2 July 1923 The Theodore Ministry was reconstituted.[3]
10 July 1923 Parliament resumed for business.[4]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 12 May 1923[5]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 449,087[1]
Votes cast 369,267 Turnout 82.23 +2.30
Informal votes 4,311 Informal 1.17 +0.16
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 175,659 48.13 +0.36 43 + 5
  United 131,810 36.12 +10.39 16 + 3
  Country 39,534 10.83 –6.23 13 – 4
  Independent Country 4,732 1.30 –0.42 0 – 1
  Independent 13,221 3.62 +2.83 0 ± 0
  Others     –6.94   – 3
Total 364,956     72  
1 475,957 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 2 Country Party seats (Cooroora and Wide Bay), 1 United Party seat (Albert) and 1 Labor seat (Barcoo) were unopposed.

Seats changing party representation[edit]

This table lists changes in party representation at the 1923 election.

Seat Incumbent member Party New member Party
Albert John Appel   Country John Appel   United
Bulimba Walter Barnes   United Harry Wright   Labor
Drayton William Bebbington   Country Seat abolished  
Kelvin Grove New Seat   William Lloyd   Labor
Kennedy John Jones   United Harry Bruce   Labor
Merthyr Peter MacGregor   United Peter McLachlan   Labor
Musgrave Henry Cattermull   Country Seat abolished  
Nanango Jim Edwards   Independent Country Jim Edwards   Country
Normanby Jens Peterson   Labor Jens Peterson   United
Pittsworth Cecil Roberts   Independent Country Seat abolished  
Port Curtis John Fletcher   United George Carter   Labor
Sandgate New Seat   Hubert Sizer   United
Townsville William Green   United Maurice Hynes   Labor
Wynnum New Seat   Walter Barnes   United

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1007.
  2. ^ "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1009.
  3. ^ "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 2 July 1923. p. 121:5–6.
  4. ^ "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 June 1923. p. 120:1551.
  5. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 12 May 1923". Retrieved 7 February 2010.