1930 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 12 April 1930 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The incumbent Labor Party government, led by Premier Philip Collier, was defeated by the Nationalist-Country opposition, led by Opposition Leader James Mitchell.

1930 Western Australian state election

← 1927 12 April 1930 1933 →

All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
  First party Second party
  Sir James Mitchell.jpg Philip Collier.jpg
Leader James Mitchell Philip Collier
Party Nationalist/Country coalition Labor
Leader since 17 May 1919 16 April 1917
Leader's seat Northam Boulder
Last election 23 seats 27 seats
Seats won 26 seats 23 seats
Seat change Increase3 Decrease4
Percentage 54.95% 38.44%
Swing Increase2.13 Decrease6.89

Premier before election

Philip Collier
Labor

Elected Premier

James Mitchell
Nationalist/Country coalition

ResultsEdit

Western Australian state election, 12 April 1930[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19271933 >>

Enrolled voters 186,732[1]
Votes cast 139,013 Turnout 74.45% +1.03%
Informal votes 1,579 Informal 1.14% –0.26%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 52,824 38.44% –6.89% 23 – 4
  Nationalist 49,726 36.18% –0.67% 16 ± 0
  Country 25,792 18.77% +2.80% 10 + 3
  Independent Country 3,455 2.51% * 1 + 1
  Independent 5,637 4.11% +2.83% 0 ± 0
Total 137,434     50  
1 230,076 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 11 of the 50 seats were uncontested, with 43,344 electors enrolled in those seats.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Details of 1930 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.