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Australian federal election, 1922

 

Australian federal election, 1922

Australian federal election, 1922

16 December 1922 (1922-12-16)

All 75 seats in the Australian House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
19 (of the 36) seats in the Australian Senate
  First party Second party
 
Leader Billy Hughes Matthew Charlton
Party Nationalist Labor
Leader since 14 November 1916 16 May 1922
Leader's seat Bendigo Hunter
Last election 37 seats 26 seats
Seats won 26 seats 29 seats
Seat change Decrease11 Increase3

Prime Minister before election

Billy Hughes
Nationalist

Resulting Prime Minister

Stanley Bruce
Nationalist/Country coalition

Federal elections were held in Australia on 16 December 1922. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives, and 19 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Nationalist Party of Australia led by Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes lost its majority. However, the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Matthew Charlton did not take office as the Nationalists sought a coalition with the Country Party led by Earle Page, but the Country Party made Hughes's resignation the price for joining. Hughes was replaced by Stanley Bruce.

House of Reps (IRV) — 1922–25—Turnout 59.36% (Non-CV) — Informal 4.51%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Australian Labor Party 665,145 42.30 −0.19 29 +3 (1 elected
unopposed)
  Nationalist Party of Australia 553,920 35.23 −9.85 26 −11 (2 elected
unopposed)
  Country Party 197,513 12.56 +3.30 14 +3 (1 elected
unopposed)
  Liberal Party (SA, VIC) 73,939 4.70 * 5 +5 (1 elected
unopposed)
  Independents 71,674 4.56 +3.09 1 −1
  Other 10,323 0.66 0 0
  Total 1,572,514     75
  Nationalist/Country coalition WIN 40 +3
  Australian Labor Party 29 0
Independents: William Watson (Fremantle, WA)
Senate (P BV) — 1922–25—Turnout 57.99% (Non-CV) — Informal 9.44%
  Party Votes % Swing Seats Won Seats Held Change
  Australian Labor Party 715,219 45.70 +2.86 11 12 +11
  Nationalist Party of Australia 567,084 36.23 −10.16 8 24 −11
  Country Party 203,267 12.99 +4.20 0 0 0
  Liberal Party (SA) 43,706 2.79 * 0 0 0
  Independents 31,998 2.04 +0.53 0 0 0
  Other 3,813 0.24 0 0 0
  Total 1,565,087     19 36

Contents

  • Seats changing hands 1
  • Post-election pendulum 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5


Seats changing hands

Seat Pre-1922 Swing Post-1922
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Adelaide, SA   Nationalist Reginald Blundell 0.8 8.0 3.6 Edwin Yates Labor  
Balaclava, Vic   Nationalist William Watt N/A 100.0 100.0 William Watt Liberal  
Barker, SA   Nationalist John Livingston N/A N/A 2.3 Malcolm Cameron Liberal  
Barton, NSW   Nationalist notional - new seat N/A 13.8 7.6 Frederick McDonald Labor  
Boothby, SA   Nationalist William Story N/A N/A 4.7 Jack Duncan-Hughes Liberal  
Calare, NSW   Labor Thomas Lavelle 2.3 8.5 5.3 Neville Howse Nationalist  
Darwin, Tas   Nationalist George Bell 4.0 N/A 0.4 Joshua Whitsitt Country  
Denison, Tas   Nationalist William Laird Smith 3.9 4.3 0.4 David O'Keefe Labor  
Fremantle, WA   Nationalist Reginald Burchell N/A 56.9 6.9 William Watson Independent  
Gippsland, Vic   Nationalist George Wise 5.2 18.1 12.9 Thomas Paterson Country  
Grey, SA   Nationalist Alexander Poynton 1.8 5.5 3.7 Andrew Lacey Labor  
Henty, Vic   Independent Frederick Francis 2.9 8.7 5.8 Frederick Francis Nationalist  
Kalgoorlie, WA   Nationalist George Foley 1.4 7.1 7.4 Albert Green Labor  
Kooyong, Vic   Nationalist Robert Best 14.3 14.9 0.6 John Latham Liberal  
Macquarie, NSW   Labor Samuel Nicholls 3.2 0.6 0.2 Arthur Manning Nationalist  
New England, NSW   Nationalist Alexander Hay* 7.3 N/A 8.5 Victor Thompson Country  
Northern Territory, NT new division 0.4 H. G. Nelson Labor  
Richmond, NSW   Nationalist Walter Massy-Greene 22.5 24.0 3.3 Roland Green Country  
Riverina, NSW   Nationalist John Chanter N/A 54.3 4.3 William Killen Country  
Wakefield, SA   Nationalist Richard Foster N/A N/A 5.3 Richard Foster Liberal  
Wannon, Vic   Nationalist Arthur Rodgers 4.1 4.9 0.8 John McNeill Labor  
Wilmot, Tas   Nationalist Llewellyn Atkinson 10.2 N/A 11.2 Llewellyn Atkinson Country  
  • Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.
  • *Alexander Hay contested his seat as an independent

Post-election pendulum


See also

Notes

References

  • University of WA election results in Australia since 1890
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