Results of the 1906 Australian federal election (Senate)

The Australian states each elected three members of the Australian Senate at the 1906 federal election to serve a six-year term starting on 1 January 1907.

AustraliaEdit

Senate 1906–10 (FPTP BV) – Turnout 50.21% (Non-CV) – Informal 93.6[1]
Party Votes % Swing Seats won Seats held Change
  Anti-Socialist[a] 469,917 47.4 +12.2 12 17   4
  Labour 384,171 38.7 +11.4 5 15   1
  Protectionist 92,931 9.4 −8.1 1 3   5
  Western Australian Party 24,353 2.5
  Socialist Labor 12,546 1.3 −1.1
  Independents/Other [b] 7,942 0.8 0 1  
Total 991,850     18 36
Invalid/blank votes 67,318 6.4 –5.2
Turnout 1,059,168 50.2
Registered voters 2,109,562
Source: Psephos: 1906 Senate

New South WalesEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, New South Wales[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Socialist Albert Gould (re-elected 1) 197,663 55.9
Anti-Socialist James Walker (re-elected 2) 194,335 55.0
Anti-Socialist Edward Millen (re-elected 3) 191,353 54.2
Labour Allan McDougall 148,728 42.1
Labour George Clark 146,997 41.6
Labour Greg McGirr 138,592 39.2
Socialist Labor James Moroney 15,941 4.5
Socialist Labor Thomas Batho 14,316 4.1
Socialist Labor John Willcox 12,035 3.4
Total formal votes 1,059,960
353,320 voters
92.7 −2.4
Informal votes 28,016 7.3 +2.4
Turnout 381,336 51.7 +4.5
Party total votes
Anti-Socialist 583,351 55.0
Labour 434,317 41.0
Socialist Labor 42,292 4.0

QueenslandEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, Queensland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Socialist Thomas Chataway (elected 1) 60,738 51.8
Anti-Socialist Robert Sayers (elected 2) 58,824 50.2
Anti-Socialist Anthony St Ledger (elected 3) 57,687 49.2
Labour William Higgs (defeated) 54,176 46.2
Labour James Griffith 46,805 39.9
Labour Jens Lundager 46,584 39.7
Independent Labour Anderson Dawson (defeated) 26,771 22.8
Total formal votes 351,585
117,195 voters
94.1
Informal votes 7,344 5.9
Turnout 124,539 45.9
Party total votes
Anti-Socialist 177,249 50.4
Labour 147,565 42.0
Independent Labour 26,771 7.6

South AustraliaEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, South Australia[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Socialist Sir Josiah Symon (re-elected 1) 33,597 49.6
Labour William Russell (elected 2) 31,796 46.9
Anti-Socialist Joseph Vardon (elected 3)[c] 31,489 46.5
Labour Dugald Crosby 31,455 46.4
Labour Reginald Blundell 31,366 46.3
Anti-Socialist David Charleston 30,608 45.2
Protectionist Thomas Playford (defeated) 13,035 19.2
Total formal votes 203,346
67,782 voters
96.1 −1.7
Informal votes 2,735 3.9 +1.7
Turnout 70,517 36.5
Party total votes
Anti-Socialist 95,684 47.1
Labour 94,617 46.5
Protectionist 13,035 6.4

TasmaniaEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, Tasmania[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Socialist Cyril Cameron (elected 1) 25,089 53.7
Anti-Socialist John Clemons (re-elected 2) 24,844 51.1
Protectionist John Keating (re-elected 3) 23,862 51.1
Anti-Socialist Norman Ewing 23,390 50.1
Labour David O'Keefe (defeated) 22,128 47.4
Labour James Guy 20,748 44.4
Total formal votes 140,061
46,687 voters
95.5
Informal votes 2,192 4.5
Turnout 48,879 54.2
Party total votes
Anti-Socialist 73,323 52.4
Labour 42,876 30.6
Protectionist 23,862 17.0

VictoriaEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, Victoria[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Anti-Socialist Sir Simon Fraser (re-elected 1) 188,299 52.6
Anti-Socialist James McColl (elected 2) 185,906 52.0
Labour Edward Russell (elected 3) 131,500 36.8
Labour Tom Tunnecliffe 131,071 36.6
Protectionist James Styles (defeated) 116,599 32.6
Anti-Socialist Thomas Skene 105,929 29.6
Labour Stephen Barker 88,511 24.7
Protectionist Alexander Ramsay 87,385 24.4
Protectionist Charles Atkins 37,912 10.6
Total formal votes 1,073,112
357,704 voters
93.8 −4.0
Informal votes 23,481 6.2 +4.0
Turnout 381,185 56.7 +5.5
Party total votes
Anti-Socialist 480,134 44.7
Labour 351,082 32.7
Protectionist 241,896 22.5

Western AustraliaEdit

Each elector voted for up to three candidates. Percentages refer to the number of voters rather than the number of votes.

1906 Australian federal election: Senate, Western Australia[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Pearce (re-elected 1) 28,852 58.7
Labour Ted Needham (elected 2) 26,938 54.8
Labour Patrick Lynch (elected 3) 26,270 47.0
Western Australian Party Henry Mills 23,121 47.0
Western Australian Party Charles Clarke 21,540 43.8
Western Australian Party Edward Wittenoom 20,765 42.2
Total formal votes 147,486
49,162 voters
93.3
Informal votes 3,550 6.7
Turnout 52,712 36.2
Party total votes
Labour 82,060 55.6
Western Australian Party 65,426 44.4

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The figures for the Anti-Socialist Party include Joseph Vardon (SA), whose election was subsequently declared void, and Henry Dobson (Tas), who was elected as part of the Revenue Tariff Party.
  2. ^ Independent: William Trenwith (Vic)
  3. ^ The election of Anti-Socialist senator Joseph Vardon was declared void on 31 May 1907.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election of 12 December 1906 Senate: National summary". Psephos Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate New South Wales". Psephos.
  3. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate Queensland". Psephos.
  4. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate South Australia". Psephos.
  5. ^ Blundell v Vardon [1907] HCA 75, (1907) 4 CLR 1463.
  6. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate Tasmania". Psephos.
  7. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate Victoria". Psephos.
  8. ^ Carr, Adam. "1906 Senate Western Australia". Psephos.