Results of the Tasmanian state election, 1928

Tasmanian state election, 30 May 1928[1]
House of Assembly
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Enrolled voters 111,956
Votes cast 91,679 Turnout 81.89% +14.63%
Informal votes 2,973 Informal 3.24% +1.02%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 41,829 47.15% –1.32% 14 – 2
  Nationalist[1] 37,432 42.20% +2.83% 15 + 4
  Independent Labor TAS 1,982 2.23% –1.22% 0 ± 0
  Independent 7,461 8.41% –0.30% 1 – 2
Total 88,706     30  

This is a list of House of Assembly results for the 1928 Tasmanian election.

Results by divisionEdit

BassEdit

1928 Tasmanian state election: Bass
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 2,452
Labor Allan Guy (elected 1) 2,963 17.3 -4.2
Labor George Becker (elected 2) 2,210 12.9 +1.7
Labor Victor Shaw (elected 3) 2,088 12.2 +3.7
Labor Thomas Davies 1,201 7.0 +7.0
Labor Alfred Higgins 549 3.2 +3.2
Labor Harold Holmes 357 2.1 -0.8
Nationalist John Ockerby (elected 5) 1,749 10.2 +10.2
Nationalist Claude James (elected 4) 1,745 10.2 -3.2
Nationalist Henry Thomson (elected 6) 1,284 7.5 +0.6
Nationalist Robert Murphy 1,183 6.9 +2.9
Nationalist William Salisbury 805 4.7 +4.7
Nationalist Harold Brumby 454 2.6 +2.6
Nationalist James Lefevre 431 2.5 +2.5
Nationalist John Kidd 144 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 17,163 96.6 -1.6
Informal votes 601 3.4 +1.6
Turnout 17,764 79.7 +11.7
Party total votes
Labor 9,368 54.6 +10.6
Nationalist 7,795 45.4 +30.2

DarwinEdit

1928 Tasmanian state election: Darwin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 2,678
Labor Philip Kelly (elected 2) 2,805 15.0 -16.3
Labor James Belton (elected 3) 2,477 13.2 -4.4
Labor Fergus Medwin (elected 6) 1,171 6.2 +6.2
Labor Henry Lane 954 5.1 +0.2
Labor Robert Steel 677 3.6 +3.6
Labor John O'Donnell 674 3.6 +3.6
Nationalist Frank Marriott (elected 1) 3,266 17.4 +5.7
Nationalist Edward Hobbs (elected 4) 2,041 10.9 +2.3
Nationalist Henry McFie (elected 5) 1,703 9.1 -0.5
Nationalist Richard Parsons 785 4.2 +4.2
Nationalist Duncan McInnes 779 4.2 +4.2
Independent Joshua Whitsitt 1,413 7.5 +7.5
Total formal votes 18,745 96.8 -0.7
Informal votes 628 3.2 +0.7
Turnout 19,373 84.2 +13.7
Party total votes
Labor 8,758 46.7 +4.8
Nationalist 8,574 45.7 +10.1
Independent Joshua Whitsitt 1,413 7.5 +7.5

DenisonEdit

1928 Tasmanian state election: Denison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 2,634
Labor Walter Woods (elected 4) 1,493 8.1 -0.8
Labor Edmund Dwyer-Gray (elected 6) 1,461 7.9 +7.9
Labor Robert Cosgrove (elected 5) 1,285 7.0 -2.7
Labor John Brown 977 5.3 +5.3
Labor Charles Culley 939 5.1 -5.9
Labor John Cleary 595 3.2 -4.1
Labor William Lloyd 502 2.7 +2.7
Labor George Phillips 293 1.6 +1.6
Nationalist John McPhee (elected 1) 2,872 15.6 +7.0
Nationalist Charles Grant (elected 2) 1,774 9.6 +0.5
Nationalist John Soundy (elected 3) 1,423 7.7 -4.2
Nationalist Horace Walch 1,258 6.8 +6.8
Nationalist George Davis 121 0.7 +0.7
Independent Labor Gerald Mahoney 1,982 10.8 +3.1
Independent William McHugo 1,057 5.7 +5.7
Independent Richard Stamford 223 1.2 +1.2
Independent John Graham 176 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 18,431 97.3 -0.6
Informal votes 519 2.7 +0.6
Turnout 18,950 83.6 +14.6
Party total votes
Labor 7,545 40.9 -8.5
Nationalist 7,448 40.4 -0.3
Independent Labor Gerald Mahoney 1,982 10.8 +3.1
Independent William McHugo 1,057 5.7 +5.7
Independent Richard Stamford 223 1.2 +1.2
Independent John Graham 176 1.0 +1.0

FranklinEdit

14668
1928 Tasmanian state election: Franklin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 2,589
Labor Albert Ogilvie (elected 1) 4,570 25.2 -3.0
Labor Benjamin Watkins (elected 3) 1,231 6.8 +1.6
Labor William Sheridan 489 2.7 -4.1
Labor Charles Frost 417 2.3 +2.3
Labor John Hohne 377 2.1 +2.1
Labor Samuel Lyden 372 2.1 +2.1
Labor Will Reece 286 1.6 +1.6
Labor William Michael 144 0.8 +0.8
Nationalist John Piggott (elected 2) 2,564 14.2 +6.7
Nationalist Henry Baker (elected 5) 1,833 10.1 +10.1
Nationalist John Evans (elected 4) 1,606 8.9 -6.0
Nationalist George Cummins 780 4.3 -4.4
Independent Benjamin Pearsall (elected 6) 1,391 7.7 +0.4
Independent Peter Murdoch 1,043 5.8 -2.9
Independent John Earle 910 5.0 +5.0
Independent Winston Triffitt 106 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 18,119 97.2 -1.0
Informal votes 527 2.8 +1.0
Turnout 18,646 81.2 +17.3
Party total votes
Labor 7,886 43.5 -7.4
Nationalist 6,783 37.4 +11.8
Independent Benjamin Pearsall 1,391 7.7 +0.4
Independent Peter Murdoch 1,043 5.8 -2.9
Independent John Earle 910 5.0 +5.0
Independent Winston Triffitt 106 0.6 +0.6

WilmotEdit

1928 Tasmanian state election: Wilmot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Quota 2,322
Labor Joseph Lyons (elected 1) 4,709 29.0 -1.6
Labor Jens Jensen (elected 5) 1,027 6.3 +6.3
Labor Herbert Osborne 781 4.8 +2.4
Labor Leonard Bennett 673 4.1 +4.1
Labor Eric Ogilvie (elected 6) 661 4.1 +4.1
Labor William Shoobridge 282 1.7 -0.4
Labor John Palamountain 141 0.9 -0.6
Nationalist Walter Lee (elected 2) 2,394 14.7 +4.9
Nationalist Neil Campbell (elected 3) 2,374 14.6 +3.5
Nationalist Percy Best (elected 4) 1,911 11.8 +5.7
Nationalist George Rowell 153 0.9 +0.9
Independent Norman Cameron 723 4.4 -6.8
Independent Walter McShane 419 2.6 +2.6
Total formal votes 16,248 95.9 -1.7
Informal votes 698 4.1 +1.7
Turnout 16,946 80.6 +16.0
Party total votes
Labor 8,274 50.9 +4.8
Nationalist 6,832 42.0 +15.3
Independent Norman Cameron 723 4.4 -6.8
Independent Walter McShane 419 2.6 +2.6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assembly Elections, 1928". Tasmanian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 27 September 2015.