Results of the 1965 Western Australian state election (Legislative Assembly)

Western Australian state election, 20 February 1965
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 335,633[1]
Votes cast 309,893 Turnout 92.33% –0.76%
Informal votes 9,634 Informal 3.11% +1.32%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal and Country 144,178 48.02% +6.84% 21 + 3
  Labor 128,025 42.64% –1.77% 21 – 3
  Country 14,630 4.87% –1.06% 8 ± 0
  Democratic Labor 2,825 0.94% –1.32% 0 ± 0
  Communist 284 0.09% –0.32% 0 ± 0
  Ind. Lib. 4,630 1.54% –0.02% 0 ± 0
  Independent 5,687 1.89% –2.38% 0 ± 0
Total 300,259     50  

This is a list of electoral district results of the 1965 Western Australian election.

Results by Electoral districtEdit

AlbanyEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Albany[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Hall 3,586 58.2 -6.1
Liberal and Country Norman Swarbrick 1,685 27.3 -8.4
Country Charles Johnson 890 14.5 +14.5
Total formal votes 6,161 98.0 -1.2
Informal votes 126 2.0 +1.2
Turnout 6,287 94.7 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jack Hall 3,675 59.6 -4.7
Liberal and Country Norman Swarbrick 2,486 40.4 +4.7
Labor hold Swing -4.7

AvonEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Harry Gayfer unopposed
Country hold Swing

BalcattaEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Balcatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Herb Graham 6,787 53.7 -1.2
Liberal and Country Terrence Browne 5,844 46.3 +8.7
Total formal votes 12,631 97.0 -1.2
Informal votes 389 3.0 +1.2
Turnout 13,020 94.4 -1.5
Labor hold Swing -2.3

BayswaterEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Bayswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Merv Toms 6,711 53.8 -46.2
Liberal and Country Walter Bonnett 5,758 46.2 +46.2
Total formal votes 12,469 96.7
Turnout 422 3.3
Turnout 12,891 94.0
Labor hold Swing N/A

BeelooEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Beeloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Colin Jamieson 6,440 60.1 +1.5
Liberal and Country Henry Watson 4,271 39.9 +6.0
Total formal votes 10,711 95.9 -2.1
Informal votes 463 4.1 +2.1
Turnout 11,174 92.3 -1.4
Labor hold Swing +0.4

BelmontEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Belmont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor James Hegney 5,743 52.3 -1.3
Liberal and Country Boyd Buttsworth 5,246 47.7 +47.7
Total formal votes 10,989 95.9 -0.4
Informal votes 464 4.1 +0.4
Turnout 11,453 93.2 -1.9
Labor hold Swing N/A

BlackwoodEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Blackwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country John Hearman unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Boulder-EyreEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Boulder-Eyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Arthur Moir unopposed
Labor hold Swing

BunburyEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Bunbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Maurice Williams 3,033 52.4 -1.3
Labor Edward Cooke 2,755 47.6 +1.3
Total formal votes 5,788 98.8 -0.7
Informal votes 71 1.2 +0.7
Turnout 5,859 94.7 +0.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing -1.3

CanningEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Canning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don May 4,972 48.3 +0.9
Liberal and Country Ross Elliott 4,890 47.5 +8.4
Democratic Labor Louis Raven 434 4.2 +4.2
Total formal votes 10,296 96.9 -1.5
Informal votes 325 3.1 +1.5
Turnout 10,621 92.9 -1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ross Elliott 5,221 50.7 +1.9
Labor Don May 5,075 49.3 -1.9
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +1.9

ClaremontEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Claremont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Harold Crommelin 7,171 77.0 +8.8
Labor John Henshaw 2,141 23.0 +23.0
Total formal votes 9,312 97.2 -0.4
Informal votes 265 2.8 +0.4
Turnout 9,577 91.1 -0.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing +8.8

CockburnEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Cockburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Henry Curran unopposed
Labor hold Swing

CollieEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Collie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Harry May 2,990 60.9 +2.0
Liberal and Country Edward Cocker 1,923 39.1 +12.0
Total formal votes 4,913 97.7 -1.6
Informal votes 117 2.3 +1.6
Turnout 5,030 94.7 -0.1
Labor hold Swing -5.0

CottesloeEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ross Hutchinson 5,954 61.7 +4.9
Labor Richard Bryant 3,697 38.3 -4.9
Total formal votes 9,651 98.3 -0.7
Informal votes 162 1.7 +0.7
Turnout 9,813 91.6 -0.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing +4.9

DaleEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Dale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Gerald Wild 3,536 59.8 +1.2
Labor Donald Culley 2,380 40.2 -1.2
Total formal votes 5,916 96.9 -2.0
Informal votes 187 3.1 +2.0
Turnout 6,103 92.1 -1.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.2

Darling RangeEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Darling Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ken Dunn 2,635 41.6 +8.7
Labor Jack Metcalfe 1,927 30.4 -3.9
Country Ray Owen 1,768 27.9 -5.0
Total formal votes 6,330 97.9 -0.3
Informal votes 137 2.1 +0.3
Turnout 6,467 92.9 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ken Dunn 3,857 60.9 +2.3
Labor Jack Metcalfe 2,473 39.1 -2.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.3

East MelvilleEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: East Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Des O'Neil 6,773 59.4 -4.2
Independent Louis Joseph 4,630 40.6 +40.6
Total formal votes 11,403 95.1 -4.0
Informal votes 585 4.9 +4.0
Turnout 11,988 93.2 -1.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

FremantleEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Fremantle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Harry Fletcher 6,647 67.4 +0.1
Liberal and Country Ronald Shires 3,221 32.6 +1.8
Total formal votes 9,868 95.8 -1.5
Informal votes 429 4.2 +1.5
Turnout 10,297 90.7 -1.3
Labor hold Swing -1.6

GascoyneEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton 1,064 62.5 -37.5
Liberal and Country Stewart Maver 556 32.7 +32.7
Independent Neville Brandstater 82 4.8 +4.8
Total formal votes 1,702 97.5
Informal votes 43 2.5
Turnout 1,745 85.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Daniel Norton 1,106 65.8 -2.2
Liberal and Country Stewart Maver 596 34.2 +2.2
Labor hold Swing -2.2

GeraldtonEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Geraldton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Sewell 2,948 52.4 0.0
Liberal and Country Charles Raynor 2,450 43.6 +43.6
Independent Raymond Goss 224 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 5,622 97.4 -1.7
Informal votes 147 2.6 +1.7
Turnout 5,769 93.4 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Sewell 2,982 53.0 -2.5
Liberal and Country Charles Raynor 2,640 47.0 +47.0
Labor hold Swing -2.5

GreenoughEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Greenough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country David Brand unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

KalgoorlieEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Kalgoorlie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tom Evans unopposed
Labor hold Swing

KarrinyupEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Karrinyup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Les Nimmo 6,291 51.8 +5.0
Labor Stan Lapham 5,247 43.2 -3.4
Democratic Labor Gerardus Sappelli 605 5.0 -1.6
Total formal votes 12,143 98.1 -1.0
Informal votes 230 1.9 +1.0
Turnout 12,373 93.3 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Les Nimmo 6,805 56.0 +3.5
Labor Stan Lapham 5,338 44.0 -3.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing +3.5

KatanningEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Katanning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Crawford Nalder unopposed
Country hold Swing

KimberleyEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Kimberley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Rhatigan 1,368 61.6 -17.1
Liberal and Country George Drysdale 853 38.4 +38.4
Total formal votes 2,221 94.5 -1.6
Informal votes 130 5.5 +1.6
Turnout 2,351 79.9 +0.3
Labor hold Swing N/A

MaylandsEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Maylands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Bob Marshall 4,849 48.6 +4.9
Labor Edward Oldfield 4,631 46.4 -4.1
Democratic Labor Francis Pownall 498 5.0 -0.9
Total formal votes 9,978 97.5 -1.0
Informal votes 254 2.5 +1.0
Turnout 10,232 93.3 -0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Bob Marshall 5,246 52.6 +4.0
Labor Edward Oldfield 4,732 47.4 -4.0
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +4.0

MelvilleEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 6,261 57.0 -4.3
Liberal and Country Albert Gainsford-Brackley 4,718 43.0 +4.3
Total formal votes 10,979 97.4 -1.9
Informal votes 293 2.6 +1.9
Turnout 11,272 94.0 -0.3
Labor hold Swing -4.3

Merredin-YilgarnEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,276 53.4 -4.7
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 1,326 31.1 +31.1
Country Kenneth Jones 662 15.5 -26.4
Total formal votes 4,264 97.3 -1.6
Informal votes 118 2.7 +1.6
Turnout 4,382 91.6 -1.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,342 54.9 -3.2
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 1,922 45.1 +45.1
Labor hold Swing -3.2

MooreEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Moore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Edgar Lewis 3,383 68.0 -32.0
Independent Albert Tonkin 1,596 32.0 +32.0
Total formal votes 4,979 97.9
Informal votes 108 2.1
Turnout 5,087 91.0
Country hold Swing N/A

Mount HawthornEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Mount Hawthorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Hegney 5,175 52.7 -3.5
Liberal and Country James Ring 4,641 47.3 +3.5
Total formal votes 9,816 96.3 -2.3
Informal votes 377 3.7 +2.3
Turnout 10,193 91.8 -1.2
Labor hold Swing -3.5

Mount LawleyEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Mount Lawley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ray O'Connor 6,189 63.6 +5.2
Labor Mervyn Knight 3,545 36.4 -5.2
Total formal votes 9,734 95.5 -3.2
Informal votes 461 4.5 +4.3
Turnout 10,195 91.1 -0.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing +5.2

Mount MarshallEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Mount Marshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country George Cornell unopposed
Country hold Swing

MurchisonEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Murchison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 2,824 63.5 +8.3
Labor Tom Hartrey 1,626 36.5 -1.7
Total formal votes 4,450 97.2 -1.8
Informal votes 128 2.8 +1.8
Turnout 4,578 86.7 -3.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.9

MurrayEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ewart Runciman 3,181 63.8 +23.9
Independent Dudley Tuckey 1,808 36.2 +25.7
Total formal votes 4,989 95.9 -2.8
Informal votes 212 4.1 +2.8
Turnout 5,201 94.1 +4.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

NarroginEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Narrogin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country William Manning 3,958 80.5 -19.5
Independent Percy Munday 957 19.5 +19.5
Total formal votes 4,915 96.4
Informal votes 184 3.6
Turnout 5,099 93.3
Country hold Swing

NedlandsEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Charles Court 7,790 80.9 +9.5
Labor Alastair Rae 1,835 19.1 -9.5
Total formal votes 9,625 97.1 -2.1
Informal votes 291 2.9 +2.1
Turnout 9,916 91.6 +1.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +9.5

NorthamEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Northam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Albert Hawke 3,078 57.9 -42.1
Liberal and Country Claude Roediger 2,240 42.1 +42.1
Total formal votes 5,318 99.2
Informal votes 43 0.8
Turnout 5,361 92.7
Labor hold Swing N/A

PerthEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Peter Durack 4,428 47.4 +7.0
Labor Stanley Heal 4,422 47.3 -6.1
Democratic Labor Terence Merchant 491 5.3 -0.9
Total formal votes 9,341 96.0 -1.5
Informal votes 392 4.0 +1.5
Turnout 9,733 87.5 -2.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Peter Durack 4,774 51.1 +5.4
Labor Stanley Heal 4,567 48.9 -5.4
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +5.4

PilbaraEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Pilbara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Arthur Bickerton 976 67.2 -32.8
Liberal and Country David Hughes 476 32.8 +32.8
Total formal votes 1,383 95.5
Informal votes 69 4.5
Turnout 1,521 79.6
Labor hold Swing N/A

RoeEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Roe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Tom Hart unopposed
Country hold Swing

South PerthEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: South Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Bill Grayden unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

StirlingEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Clayton Mitchell unopposed
Country hold Swing

SubiacoEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Subiaco
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Hugh Guthrie 5,274 53.3 +5.7
Labor Frank Baden-Powell 4,040 40.9 -2.5
Democratic Labor John Martyr 573 5.8 -3.1
Total formal votes 9,887 97.5 -1.1
Informal votes 258 2.5 +1.1
Turnout 10,145 91.7 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Hugh Guthrie 5,761 58.3 +3.2
Labor Frank Baden-Powell 4,126 41.7 -3.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +3.2

SwanEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Brady 6,863 66.3 -25.5
Liberal and Country Lindsay Ellis 3,208 31.0 +31.0
Communist Gordon Murray 284 2.7 -5.5
Total formal votes 10,355 95.6 +3.5
Informal votes 474 4.4 -3.5
Turnout 10,829 92.6 -1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brady 7,119 68.7 -23.1
Liberal and Country Lindsay Ellis 3,236 36.3 +36.3
Labor hold Swing N/A

ToodyayEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Toodyay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country James Craig 3,588 74.2 +12.2
Independent Charles Hooper 1,244 25.8 +25.8
Total formal votes 4,832 93.8 -4.3
Informal votes 317 6.2 +4.3
Turnout 5,149 91.2 +0.2
Country hold Swing N/A

VasseEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Vasse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country William Bovell 3,588 70.4 -29.6
Labor Colin Smith 1,515 29.6 +29.6
Total formal votes 5,093 98.7
Informal votes 65 1.3
Turnout 5,158 95.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

Victoria ParkEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Victoria Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ron Davies 6,183 64.0 +0.1
Liberal and Country Nicholas Di Lello 3,482 36.0 -0.1
Total formal votes 9,665 96.0 -3.0
Informal votes 401 4.0 +3.0
Turnout 10,066 92.1 -3.5
Labor hold Swing -0.1

WarrenEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Warren
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Joseph Rowberry 2,491 52.3 -3.6
Liberal and Country William Brockman 1,887 39.6 -4.5
Country Gordon Errington 381 8.0 +8.0
Total formal votes 4,759 97.4 -1.6
Informal votes 126 2.6 +1.6
Turnout 4,885 94.5 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Joseph Rowberry 2,529 53.1 -2.8
Liberal and Country William Brockman 2,230 46.9 +2.8
Labor hold Swing -2.8

WellingtonEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Wellington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Iven Manning 3,521 63.6 -36.4
Labor Ivor Hill 2,013 36.4 +36.4
Total formal votes 5,534 96.0
Informal votes 229 4.0
Turnout 5,763 92.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

WembleyEdit

1965 Western Australian state election: Wembley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Guy Henn 8,466 69.6 -30.4
Labor Denis Kemp 3,702 30.4 +30.4
Total formal votes 12,168 98.8
Informal votes 142 1.2
Turnout 12,310 94.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prescott, David Black with the assistance of Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.