1921 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 12 March 1921 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The incumbent government, led by Premier James Mitchell of the Nationalist Party and supported by the Country Party and National Labor Party, won a second term in government against the Labor Party opposition, led by Opposition Leader Philip Collier.

1921 Western Australian state election

← 1917 12 March 1921 1924 →

All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party Third party
  Philip Collier.jpg Tom Harrison.png Sir James Mitchell.jpg
Leader Philip Collier Tom Harrison James Mitchell
Party Labor Country Nationalist
Leader since 16 April 1917 30 July 1919 17 May 1919
Leader's seat Boulder Avon Northam
Last election 15 seats 12 seats 16 seats
Seats won 17 seats 16 seats 10 seats
Seat change Increase2 Increase4 Decrease6
Percentage 36.81% 17.78% 27.73%
Swing Increase11.99 Decrease1.28 Decrease7.12

Premier before election

James Mitchell
Nationalist

Elected Premier

James Mitchell
Nationalist

At this election Edith Cowan became the first woman elected to any Australian parliament.

ResultsEdit

1921 Western Australian state election[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19171924 >>

Enrolled voters 146,948[1]
Votes cast 98,958 Turnout 67.34% +5.19%
Informal votes 1,620 Informal 1.64% –0.05%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 35,829 36.81% +11.99% 17 + 2
  Nationalist 26,995 27.73% +6.68% 10 + 2
  Country 17,311 17.78% –1.28% 16 + 4
  National Labor 9,809 10.08% –6.77% 4 – 2
  Independent 7,394 7.60% +1.86% 3 + 2
Total 97,338     50  
1 164,688 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 6 of the 50 seats were uncontested, with 17,740 electors enrolled in those seats. Of these, 3 were held by Labor, 2 by the Country Party and 1 was held by the National Labor Party.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Details of 1921 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.