1923 Queensland state election
All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
37 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
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.
|13 April 1923||The Parliament was dissolved.|
|13 April 1923||Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.|
|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.|
|10 July 1923||Parliament resumed for business.|
|Summary of votes by party|
|Independent Country||4,732||1.30||–0.42||0||– 1|
- 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
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|
- Members in italics did not recontest their seats.
- The United party member for Bulimba, Walter Barnes instead contested the new seat of Wynnum and won.
- The Country party member for the abolished seat of Drayton, William Bebbington instead contested the seat of Rosewood and lost.
- The United party member for the Kennedy, John Jones instead contested the seat of Queenton and lost.
- The Country party member for the abolished seat of Musgrave, Henry Cattermull instead contested the seat of Bundaberg and lost.
- The Independent Country party member for the abolished seat of Pittsworth, Cecil Roberts instead contested the seat of Cunningham and lost.
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1920–1923
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1923–1926
- Candidates of the Queensland state election, 1923
- Theodore Ministry
- "A Proclamation". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1007.
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 13 April 1923. p. 120:1009.
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 2 July 1923. p. 121:5–6.
- "Untitled". Queensland Government Gazette. 14 June 1923. p. 120:1551.
- Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 12 May 1923". Retrieved 7 February 2010.