1925 Australian federal election
The 1925 Australian federal election was held in Australia on 14 November 1925. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives and 22 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Nationalist–Country coalition, led by Prime Minister Stanley Bruce, defeated the opposition Labor Party led by Matthew Charlton in a landslide. This was the first time any party had won a fourth consecutive federal election.
All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
22 (of the 36) seats in the Senate
Popular vote by state with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an IRV election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by state but instead via results in each electorate.
Compulsory voting for federal elections was introduced in 1924 and first used in the 1925 elections, where 91.4% of the electorate cast a vote, compared to 59.4% at the 1922 elections.
It is necessary that we should determine what are the ideals towards which every Australian would desire to strive. I think those ideals might well be stated as being to secure our national safety, and to ensure the maintenance of our White Australia Policy to continue as an integral portion of the British Empire. We intend to keep this country white and not allow its people to be faced with the problems that at present are practically insoluble in many parts of the world.
House of RepresentativesEdit
- Independents: Percy Stewart (Wimmera, Vic.), William Watson (Fremantle, WA).
- Labor lost Kennedy, Qld., when the sitting member Charles McDonald died on the day before the election, leading to his opponent Grosvenor Francis being declared elected unopposed.
|Party||Votes||%||Swing||Seats Won||Seats Held||Change|
Seats changing handsEdit
|Angas, SA||Labor||Moses Gabb||8.0||8.3||0.3||Walter Parsons||Nationalist|
|Balaclava, Vic||Liberal||William Watt||100.0||30.3||19.7||William Watt||Nationalist|
|Barker, SA||Liberal||Malcolm Cameron||2.3||9.3||11.6||Malcolm Cameron||Nationalist|
|Barton, NSW||Labor||Frederick McDonald||7.6||8.6||1.0||Thomas Ley||Nationalist|
|Boothby, SA||Liberal||Jack Duncan-Hughes||4.7||2.9||7.6||Jack Duncan-Hughes||Nationalist|
|Darwin, Tas||Country||Joshua Whitsitt||0.4||10.9||10.5*||George Bell||Nationalist|
|Denison, Tas||Labor||David O'Keefe||0.4||2.6||2.2||John Gellibrand||Nationalist|
|Gwydir, NSW||Labor||Lou Cunningham||0.1||3.2||3.1||Aubrey Abbott||Country|
|Kennedy, Qld||Labor||Charles McDonald||N/A||100.0||100.0||Grosvenor Francis||Nationalist|
|Kooyong, Vic||Liberal||John Latham||0.6||18.3||17.7||John Latham||Nationalist|
|Wakefield, SA||Liberal||Richard Foster||5.3||9.5||14.8||Richard Foster||Nationalist|
|Wannon, Vic||Labor||John McNeill||0.8||4.8||4.0||Arthur Rodgers||Nationalist|
|Wimmera, Vic||Country||Percy Stewart||21.2||77.8||27.8||Percy Stewart||Independent|
- Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.
- *Figure is Nationalist versus Labor.
- "ISSUES OF THE ELECTIONS". The Age (21, 999). Victoria, Australia. 6 October 1925. p. 11. Retrieved 9 December 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Bowen, James; Bowen, Margarita (2002). The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage. Cambridge University Press. p. 301. ISBN 0-521-82430-3. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
- "Kennedy Seat". Brisbane Courier. 14 November 1925. p. 7. Retrieved 19 July 2010.