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1967 Australian Labor Party leadership election

A leadership election in the Australian Labor Party, then the opposition party in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 9 February 1967. It followed the resignation of previous leader Arthur Calwell. The contest was won by Calwell's deputy Gough Whitlam in a caucus ballot.[1]

1967 Australian Labor Party
Leadership election

← 1966 9 February 1967 1968 →
  Gough Whitlam 1962.jpg JimCairns1962.jpg FrankCrean1967.jpg
Candidate Gough Whitlam Jim Cairns Frank Crean
First Ballot 33 15 12
Second Ballot 36 15 12
Third Ballot 39 15 14

  FredDaly1961.jpg KimBeazley1962.jpg
Candidate Fred Daly Kim Beazley
First Ballot 6 3
Second Ballot 8 Eliminated
Third Ballot Eliminated Eliminated

Leader before election

Arthur Calwell

Elected Leader

Gough Whitlam

Contents

ResultsEdit

LeaderEdit

The following table gives the ballot results:

Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot 3rd ballot
Gough Whitlam 32 33 39
Jim Cairns 15 15 15
Frank Crean 12 12 14
Fred Daly 6 8 Eliminated
Kim Beazley 3 Eliminated

Deputy leaderEdit

The following table gives the ballot results:

Candidate 1st ballot 2nd ballot 3rd ballot 4th ballot 5th ballot 6th ballot 7th ballot
Lance Barnard 14 15 15 17 18 24 35
Jim Cairns 18 21 21 22 23 30 33
Frank Stewart 7 7 8 10 14 14 Eliminated
Frank Crean 8 9 11 11 13 Eliminated
Fred Daly 6 6 7 8 Eliminated
Kim Beazley 5 5 6 Eliminated
Gordon Bryant 5 Eliminated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaul, Jonathan (9 February 1967). "Mr Whitlam Leads ALP". The Canberra Times. p. 1.