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Queensland Labor Party

The Queensland Labor Party (QLP) was a political party of Queensland, Australia formed in 1957 by a breakaway group of the then ruling Australian Labor Party Government after the expulsion of Premier Vince Gair. The party was absorbed into the Democratic Labor Party (DLP) in 1962.

Despite the existence of the QLP in Queensland's political history the term "Queensland Labor" is still used erroneously to refer to the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party.

Elections contested in Queensland

  • In the 3 August 1957 Queensland State Election, the QLP received 23.4% of the vote, the second highest of the contesting parties, and won 11 seats in the Legislative Assembly
  • In the 28 May 1960 Queensland State Election, the QLP's vote dropped significantly to 12.28% and won only four seats in the parliament.
  • By the 1 June 1963 Queensland Election their vote had dropped further to 7.23% winning only a single seat.
  • The 28 May 1966 Election produced 6.25% of the vote and a single seat.

QLP parliamentarians

Legislative Assembly of Queensland

External links

  • University of Western Australia Election Database
  • House divided left Labor disarray

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