Electoral results for the district of Burke

This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Burke in Queensland state elections.

Members for BurkeEdit

First incarnation (1873–1932)
Member Party Term
  William Hodgkinson 1873—1875
  James Parker 1875—1876
  Patrick O'Sullivan 1876—1878
  Roger Sheaffe 1878—1883 Dual member electorate (1888–1893)
  Edward Palmer 1883—1888 Member 2 Party Term
  Ernest Hunter 1888—1890   William Hodgkinson 1888—1893
  John Hoolan Labor 1890—1894
  Thomas Glassey Labor 1894—1896
  John Hoolan Labor 1896—1899
  William Maxwell Labor 1899—1907
  Kidstonites 1907—1909
  Charles Collins Labor 1909—1912
  William Murphy Independent 1912—1918
  Darby Riordan Labor 1918—1929
  Arthur Jones Labor 1929—1932
Second incarnation (1960—1972)
Member Party Term
  Alec Inch Labor 1960—1972

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1960sEdit

1969 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alex Inch 4,949 58.5 -4.1
Country William Aplin 2,739 32.4 +7.9
Social Credit John Donaldson 777 9.2 -3.8
Total formal votes 8,465 96.8 -0.7
Informal votes 280 3.2 +0.7
Turnout 8,745 81.3 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alex Inch 5,337 63.0 -6.0
Country William Aplin 3,128 37.0 +6.0
Labor hold Swing -6.0
1966 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alex Inch 4,394 62.6 -37.4
Liberal William Presley 1,718 24.5 +24.5
Social Credit John Donaldson 909 12.9 +12.9
Total formal votes 7,021 97.5
Informal votes 180 2.5
Turnout 7,201 81.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alex Inch 4,848 69.0 -31.0
Liberal William Presley 2,173 31.0 +31.0
Labor hold Swing -31.0
1963 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alex Inch unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1960 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Alex Inch 2,908 42.3
Queensland Labor Alfred Smith 2,294 33.3
Country Alexander Hindson 1,681 24.4
Total formal votes 6,883 98.7
Informal votes 88 1.3
Turnout 6,971 81.4
Labor win (new seat)

Elections in the 1920sEdit

1929 Burke state by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Jones 1,524 63.5 -2.3
CPNP Robert Clarke 878 36.5 +2.3
Total formal votes 2,402 99.3 +1.8
Informal votes 17 0.7 -1.8
Turnout 2,419 49.8 -20.6
Labor hold Swing -2.3
1929 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Darby Riordan 2,205 65.8 -34.2
CPNP Robert Clarke 1,148 34.2 +34.2
Total formal votes 3,353 97.5
Informal votes 86 2.5
Turnout 3,439 70.4
Labor hold Swing N/A
1926 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Darby Riordan unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1923 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Darby Riordan 1,943 61.1 -5.5
United Campbell Murray 1,235 38.9 +5.5
Total formal votes 3,178 96.0 -1.0
Informal votes 133 4.0 +1.0
Turnout 3,311 62.8 -6.8
Labor hold Swing -5.5
1920 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Darby Riordan 998 66.6 +7.6
Northern Country John Williamson 501 33.4 +33.4
Total formal votes 1,499 97.0 -0.4
Informal votes 46 3.0 +0.4
Turnout 1,545 69.6 -3.6
Labor hold Swing +7.6

Elections in the 1910sEdit

1918 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Darby Riordan 886 59.0 +10.8
Independent William Murphy 617 41.0 -10.8
Total formal votes 1,503 97.4 +1.4
Informal votes 40 2.6 -1.4
Turnout 1,543 73.2 -8.1
Labor gain from Independent Swing +10.8
1915 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Murphy 828 51.8 -1.7
Labor David Swiss-Davies 771 48.2 +1.7
Total formal votes 1,599 96.0 -3.0
Informal votes 66 4.0 +3.0
Turnout 1,665 81.3 +10.6
Independent hold Swing -1.7
1912 Queensland state election: Burke
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent William Murphy 1,174 53.5
Labor Charles Collins 1,020 46.5
Total formal votes 2,194 99.0
Informal votes 21 1.0
Turnout 2,215 70.7
Independent gain from Labor Swing

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