1935 New South Wales state election

The 1935 New South Wales state election was held on 11 May 1935. This election was for all of the 90 seats in the 31st New South Wales Legislative Assembly and was conducted in single member constituencies with compulsory preferential voting.[1][2][3]

1935 New South Wales state election

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All 90 seats in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
46 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Bertram Stevens.jpg JackLang.jpg
Leader Bertram Stevens Jack Lang
Party UAP/Country coalition Labor (NSW)
Leader since 5 April 1932 31 July 1923
Leader's seat Croydon Auburn
Last election 66 seats 24 seats
Seats won 61 seats 29 seats
Seat change Decrease5 Increase5
Percentage 46.0% 42.8%
Swing Decrease5.6 Increase2.3

New South Wales Legislative Assembly 1935.svg
Legislative Assembly after the election

Premier before election

Bertram Stevens
UAP/Country coalition

Elected Premier

Bertram Stevens
UAP/Country coalition\

Campaigning in 1934

The result of the election was:

The UAP/Country Party coalition of Bertram Stevens/Michael Bruxner had a majority of 32 (down 10) and continued in government throughout the term.[4]

Labor (NSW) and the Federal Executive of the Australian Labor Party were still divided at the 1935 election and Federal Labor ran candidates in 22 seats without success. The parties were re-united in 1936. Jack Lang remained party leader and Leader of the Opposition throughout the term of the parliament.[5]

Key datesEdit

Date Event
10 February 1935 Second Stevens ministry sworn in.
12 April 1935 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
18 April 1935 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
11 May 1935 Polling day.
10 June 1935 The writs were returned and the results formally declared.
12 June 1935 Opening of 31st Parliament.

ResultsEdit


New South Wales state election, 11 May 1935
Legislative Assembly
<< 19321938 >>

Enrolled voters 1,347,884[a]
Votes cast 1,255,419 Turnout 96.06 −0.34
Informal votes 39,333 Informal 3.04 0.83
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor (NSW) 532,486 42.42 +2.26 29 + 5
  United Australia 415,485 33.10 –3.64 38 – 5
  Country 162,178 12.92 –0.24 23 ± 0
  Federal Labor 59,694 4.75 +0.51 0 ± 0
  Communist 19,105 1.52 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent UAP 11,114 0.89 +0.21 0 ± 0
  Centre 7,489 0.60 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent Labor 3,774 0.30 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Social Credit 1,996 0.16 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Independents 42,098 3.35 +1.17 0 ± 0
Total 1,255,419     90  
Popular vote
Labor (NSW)
42.42%
United
33.10%
Country
12.92%
Federal Labor
4.75%
Others
2.9%
Parliamentary seats
Labor (NSW)
29
United
38
Country
23
Federal Labor
0
Others
0

Retiring membersEdit

LaborEdit

United AustraliaEdit

Changing seatsEdit

Seats changing hands
Seat 1932 1935
Party Member Member Party
Arncliffe   United Australia Horace Harper Joseph Cahill Labor (NSW)  
Bathurst   Country Gordon Wilkins Gus Kelly
Canterbury   United Australia Edward Hocking Arthur Tonge
Goulburn Peter Loughlin Jack Tully
Mudgee   Country David Spring Bill Dunn

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ There were 1,528,713 enrolled voters but 180,829 were enrolled in 11 electorates (five UAP, four Country and two Labor) which were uncontested at the election.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1935 election totals". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  2. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856–2006". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Ward, John M. "Stevens, Sir Bertram Sydney Barnsdale (1889–1973)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 2 November 2021 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  5. ^ Nairn, Bede. "Lang, John Thomas (Jack) (1876–1975)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 2 November 2021 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

BibliographyEdit

  • Nairn, Bede (1995). Jack Lang the 'Big Fella':Jack Lang and the Australian Labor Party 1891–1949. Melbourne University Press Melbourne. ISBN 0522846963. OCLC 34416531.