1907 Victorian state election

The 1907 Victorian state election was held in the Australian state of Victoria on Friday, 15 March 1907 to elect 45 of the 65 members of the state's Legislative Assembly.[1] The other 20 seats were uncontested.

1907 Victorian state election

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the 65 seats in the Victorian Legislative Assembly
  First party Third party
  22Thomasbent.jpg 28Georgeprendergast.jpg
Leader Thomas Bent George Prendergast
Party Reform Labor
Leader since 1904
Leader's seat Brighton North Melbourne
Last election 35 seats 17 seats
Seats won 49 seats 14 seats
Seat change Increase 14 Decrease 3
Percentage 51.36% 34.40%
Swing Increase 15.22% Increase 1.85%

Premier before election

Thomas Bent
Reform

Elected Premier

Thomas Bent
Reform

The election was in one member districts, using first past the post (plurality) voting.

BackgroundEdit

Ministerialists were a group of members of parliament who supported a government in office but were not bound by tight party discipline. Ministerialists represented loose pre-party groupings who held seats in state parliaments up to 1914. Such members ran for office as independents or under a variety of political labels but saw themselves as linked to other candidates by their support for a particular premier or government.

ResultsEdit

Legislative AssemblyEdit

Victorian state election, 15 March 1907[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19041908 >>

Enrolled voters 261,080
Votes cast 117,098 Turnout 61.27% –9.70
Informal votes Informal 0.59%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Reform League 59,785 51.36 +15.22 49 +14
  Labor 40,044 34.40 +1.85 14 -3
  Independent Ministerialists 11,029 9.47 +4.55 1 +1
  Independent Labor 2,795 2.40 +1.03 1 +1
  Independent 2,754 2.37 +1.75 0 0
Total 116,407     65  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Australian Politics and Elections Database: 15 March 1907". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 June 2015.