Results of the 1961 Victorian state election (Legislative Assembly)

Victorian state election, 15 July 1961[1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19581964 >>

Enrolled voters 1,554,856
Votes cast 1,554,856 Turnout 94.41 +0.18
Informal votes 35,937 Informal 2.45 +0.67
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 552,015 38.55 +0.86 17 – 1
  Liberal and Country 521,777 36.44 –0.74 39 ± 0
  Democratic Labor 242,753 16.95 +2.53 0 ± 0
  Country 102,184 7.14 –2.16 9 ± 0
  Other 3,722 0.26 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Independent 9,474 0.66 –0.64 1 + 1
Total 1,431,925     66  
Two-party-preferred
  Liberal and Country 829,977 57.9 +0.1
  Labor 602,493 42.1 –0.1

This is a list of electoral district results for the Victorian 1961 election.

Results by electoral districtEdit

Albert ParkEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Albert Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Keith Sutton 8,736 56.1 +7.2
Democratic Labor Albert Jones 3,437 22.1 -1.7
Liberal and Country Thomas Merrett 3,404 21.8 -2.9
Total formal votes 15,577 96.6 -0.8
Informal votes 554 3.4 +0.8
Turnout 16,131 92.6 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Keith Sutton 9,252 59.4 +5.0
Liberal and Country Thomas Merrett 6,325 40.6 -5.0
Labor hold Swing +5.0
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Albert Park.

Ballarat NorthEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ballarat North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Philip Gray 7,842 36.8 +7.1
Liberal and Country Tom Evans 7,653 35.9 +15.6
Democratic Labor Walter Brown 4,038 19.0 +3.2
Country Alexander Hoffert 1,765 8.3 -26.0
Total formal votes 21,298 98.5 0.0
Informal votes 315 1.5 0.0
Turnout 21,613 95.7 -0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Tom Evans 12,732 59.8 +22.5
Labor Philip Gray 8,566 40.2 +40.2
Liberal and Country gain from Country Swing N/A

Ballarat SouthEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ballarat South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ron Wilson 8,394 41.4 +6.4
Liberal and Country Gordon Scott 8,194 40.4 +0.9
Democratic Labor Francis Brown 3,691 18.2 -0.9
Total formal votes 20,279 98.5 +0.3
Informal votes 316 1.5 -0.3
Turnout 20,595 95.7 -0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Gordon Scott 11,491 56.7 -2.5
Labor Ron Wilson 8,788 43.3 +2.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.5

BalwynEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Balwyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Alex Taylor 15,653 62.4 +1.7
Labor Edmund Du Vergier 6,104 24.3 +1.8
Democratic Labor Leo Erwin 3,346 13.3 +2.9
Total formal votes 25,113 98.5 -0.1
Informal votes 380 1.5 +0.1
Turnout 25,493 94.1 +0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alex Taylor 18,506 73.7 -1.3
Labor Edmund Du Vergier 6,607 26.3 +1.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing -1.3

BenallaEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Benalla
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Tom Trewin 7,007 35.8 +1.6
Labor Jack Ginifer 5,758 29.5 +1.0
Liberal and Country John Hanson 3,785 19.4 -4.6
Democratic Labor Bartholomew O'Dea 3,000 15.4 +2.0
Total formal votes 19,550 98.0 -1.0
Informal votes 394 2.0 +1.0
Turnout 19,944 98.8 +4.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Tom Trewin 13,102 67.0 -0.1
Labor Jack Ginifer 6,448 33.0 +0.1
Country hold Swing -0.1

BenambraEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Benambra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Tom Mitchell 10,835 50.7 +0.6
Labor Reginald Mortimer 4,920 23.0 +2.3
Democratic Labor William Findlay 3,445 16.1 0.0
Liberal and Country Robert Kilpatrick 2,171 10.2 -2.8
Total formal votes 21,371 98.0 -0.7
Informal votes 435 2.0 +0.7
Turnout 21,806 94.7 +0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country Tom Mitchell 15,718 73.6 -2.0
Labor Reginald Mortimer 5,653 26.4 +2.0
Country hold Swing -2.0

BendigoEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Bendigo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Galvin 10,875 52.1 +4.9
Liberal and Country Thomas Flood 6,579 31.5 +4.1
Democratic Labor Paul Brennan 3,434 16.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 20,888 98.8 +0.3
Informal votes 263 1.2 -0.3
Turnout 21,151 96.6 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Galvin 11,389 54.5 +2.5
Liberal and Country Thomas Flood 9,499 45.5 -2.5
Labor hold Swing +2.5

Box HillEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Box Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country George Reid 15,546 55.2 -3.0
Labor William O'Grady 7,873 28.0 -2.3
Democratic Labor Edmund Burgi 4,717 16.8 +5.4
Total formal votes 28,143 98.2 -0.5
Informal votes 525 1.8 +0.5
Turnout 28,661 93.9 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country George Reid 19,557 69.5 +1.5
Labor William O'Grady 8,579 30.5 -1.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.5

BrightonEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Brighton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country John Rossiter 11,218 58.3 -8.7
Labor Geoffrey Blunden 5,333 27.7 -5.3
Democratic Labor Edwin McSweeney 2,678 13.9 +13.9
Total formal votes 19,229 98.3 -0.1
Informal votes 323 1.7 +0.1
Turnout 19,552 93.7 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country John Rossiter 13,494 70.2 +3.2
Labor Geoffrey Blunden 5,735 29.8 -3.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +3.2

BroadmeadowsEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Broadmeadows
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Joseph Smith 17,650 44.4 -2.6
Liberal and Country Harry Kane 13,651 34.3 -2.9
Democratic Labor John Donnellon 7,529 18.9 +3.1
Independent Anthony van der Loo 908 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 39,738 97.5 -1.1
Informal votes 1,026 2.5 +1.1
Turnout 40,764 95.1 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Harry Kane 21,076 53.0 +2.2
Labor Joseph Smith 18,662 47.0 -2.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.2

Brunswick EastEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Brunswick East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Leo Fennessy 9,385 63.5 +5.6
Democratic Labor Allan Swain 3,337 22.6 +4.3
Liberal and Country Warren Mills 2,059 13.9 -10.0
Total formal votes 14,781 94.2 -3.0
Informal votes 902 5.8 +3.0
Turnout 15,683 92.3 -0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Leo Fennessy 9,896 66.9 +6.3
Liberal and Country Warren Mills 4,885 33.1 -6.3
Labor hold Swing +6.3
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Brunswick East.

Brunswick WestEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Brunswick West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Campbell Turnbull 9,159 52.3 +1.1
Democratic Labor John Flint 4,251 24.3 -0.3
Liberal and Country Norman Glass 4,094 23.4 -0.9
Total formal votes 17,504 95.8 -1.8
Informal votes 758 4.2 +1.8
Turnout 18,262 93.8 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Campbell Turnbull 9,797 56.0 +1.1
Liberal and Country Norman Glass 7,707 44.0 -1.1
Labor hold Swing +1.1
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Brunswick West.

BurwoodEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Burwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Jim MacDonald 11,929 59.3 -10.7
Labor Peter Lynn 5,252 26.1 -3.9
Democratic Labor John Duffy 2,944 14.6 +14.6
Total formal votes 20,125 98.4 0.0
Informal votes 319 1.6 0.0
Turnout 20,444 94.7 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Jim MacDonald 14,382 71.7 +1.6
Labor Peter Lynn 5,743 28.3 -1.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.6

CamberwellEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Camberwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Vernon Wilcox 10,773 57.3 -3.1
Labor Anthony Giblett 5,218 27.8 +0.6
Democratic Labor Celia Laird 2,808 14.9 +2.4
Total formal votes 18,799 97.9 -0.4
Informal votes 406 2.1 +0.4
Turnout 19,205 93.0 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Vernon Wilcox 13,160 70.0 -2.0
Labor Anthony Giblett 5,639 30.0 +2.0
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.0

CaulfieldEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Caulfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 10,676 55.3 -3.9
Labor Sydney Edwards 5,137 26.6 -1.0
Democratic Labor Walter Culliford 3,474 18.0 +4.8
Total formal votes 19,287 97.9 -0.6
Informal votes 410 2.1 +0.6
Turnout 19,697 91.9 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alexander Fraser 13,629 70.7 +0.2
Labor Sydney Edwards 5,658 29.3 -0.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.2

CoburgEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Coburg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Charlie Mutton 11,658 58.8 -3.6
Democratic Labor John Livingstone 4,149 20.9 +5.9
Liberal and Country Bryce Pyatt 4,036 20.3 -2.2
Total formal votes 19,843 97.0 -1.1
Informal votes 617 3.0 +1.1
Turnout 20,460 95.2 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Charlie Mutton 12,280 61.9 -2.8
Liberal and Country Bryce Pyatt 7,563 38.1 +2.8
Labor hold Swing -2.8
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Coburg.

DandenongEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Dandenong
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Alan Lind 14,949 43.0 +1.3
Liberal and Country Len Reid 14,290 41.1 -2.7
Democratic Labor John Simmons 5,538 15.9 +1.5
Total formal votes 34,777 97.9 -0.3
Informal votes 762 2.1 +0.3
Turnout 35,539 94.6 +0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Len Reid 19,232 55.3 +1.8
Labor Alan Lind 15,545 44.7 -1.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.8

DundasEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Dundas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country William McDonald 9,344 45.0 -3.7
Labor Bob McClure 8,463 40.8 +1.2
Democratic Labor James Eveston 2,943 14.2 +2.5
Total formal votes 20,750 98.9 -0.4
Informal votes 237 1.1 +0.4
Turnout 20,987 96.4 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country William McDonald 11,484 55.3 -3.1
Labor Bob McClure 9,266 44.7 +3.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing -3.1

ElsternwickEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Elsternwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Richard Gainey 10,618 55.6 -3.3
Labor George Smith 5,287 27.7 +1.9
Democratic Labor Edward Preece 3,174 16.6 +1.3
Total formal votes 19,079 97.9 -0.3
Informal votes 407 2.1 +0.3
Turnout 19,486 94.6 +1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Richard Gainey 13,316 69.8 -2.1
Labor George Smith 5,763 30.2 +2.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.1

EssendonEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Essendon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Kenneth Wheeler 9,054 39.9 +1.8
Labor Leslie Edmunds 8,794 38.7 -6.2
Democratic Labor Kevin Digby 4,564 20.1 +3.0
Independent Norman McClure 294 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 22,706 97.4 -1.0
Informal votes 614 2.6 +1.0
Turnout 23,320 95.4 -0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Kenneth Wheeler 12,933 57.0 +5.5
Labor Leslie Edmunds 9,773 43.0 -5.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing +5.5

EvelynEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Evelyn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Russell Stokes 12,302 43.3 -0.5
Labor Donald King 11,424 40.2 -3.3
Democratic Labor Kevin Gould 4,704 16.5 +3.7
Total formal votes 28,430 98.2 -0.3
Informal votes 516 1.8 +0.3
Turnout 28,946 93.9 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Russell Stokes 15,647 55.0 +0.9
Labor Donald King 12,783 45.0 -0.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.9

FitzroyEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Fitzroy
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Denis Lovegrove 8,427 57.5 -7.3
Democratic Labor Bill Barry 3,951 26.9 +8.1
Liberal and Country Maxwell Lee 2,285 15.6 -0.7
Total formal votes 14,663 93.8 -2.2
Informal votes 970 6.2 +2.2
Turnout 15,633 90.9 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Denis Lovegrove 9,019 61.5 -6.1
Liberal and Country Maxwell Lee 5,644 38.5 +6.1
Labor hold Swing -6.1
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Fitzroy.

FlemingtonEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Flemington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Kevin Holland 10,444 62.6 -0.6
Liberal and Country John Marshall 3,232 19.4 +2.6
Democratic Labor Michael McMahon 3,005 18.0 -2.0
Total formal votes 16,681 96.6 -1.2
Informal votes 593 3.4 +1.2
Turnout 17,274 93.5 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kevin Holland 10,894 65.3 -0.9
Liberal and Country John Marshall 5,787 34.7 +0.9
Labor hold Swing -0.9

FootscrayEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Footscray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor William Divers 12,196 65.7 -10.9
Democratic Labor Walter Byrne 3,870 20.9 +8.8
Liberal and Country Peter Oliver 2,485 13.4 +2.1
Total formal votes 18,551 95.9 -2.1
Informal votes 790 4.1 +2.1
Turnout 19,341 95.6 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor William Divers 12,776 68.9 -9.5
Liberal and Country Peter Oliver 5,775 31.1 +9.5
Labor hold Swing -9.5
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Footscray.

GeelongEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Geelong
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Hayden Birrell 9,241 46.2 +2.8
Labor William King 7,590 38.0 +0.1
Democratic Labor William Mithen 3,159 15.8 +3.9
Total formal votes 19,990 98.0 -0.7
Informal votes 411 2.0 +0.7
Turnout 20,401 93.8 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Hayden Birrell 11,839 59.2 +2.8
Labor William King 8,151 40.8 -2.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.8

Geelong WestEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Geelong West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Neil Trezise 11,510 48.0 +0.5
Liberal and Country Max Gillett 9,244 38.6 -0.8
Democratic Labor James Mahoney 3,207 13.4 +0.3
Total formal votes 23,961 98.0 -0.5
Informal votes 496 2.0 +0.5
Turnout 24,457 94.5 +1.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Max Gillett 12,032 50.2 +0.1
Labor Neil Trezise 11,929 49.8 -0.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.1

Gippsland EastEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Gippsland East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Bruce Evans 7,342 37.3 -20.9
Liberal and Country Rae Archibald 4,752 24.1 +1.1
Labor Neil Rosser 4,715 23.9 +23.9
Democratic Labor Frank Burns 2,901 14.7 -4.1
Total formal votes 19,710 97.8 -0.7
Informal votes 441 2.2 +0.7
Turnout 20,151 93.6 -0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bruce Evans 14,085 71.5 -0.8
Labor Neil Rosser 5,625 28.5 +28.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Bruce Evans 12,273 62.3 -10.0
Liberal and Country Rae Archibald 7,437 37.7 +10.0
Country hold Swing -10.0

Gippsland SouthEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Gippsland South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Herbert Hyland 11,879 55.3 -21.5
Labor Albert Thexton 4,181 19.5 +19.5
Democratic Labor Geoffrey Farrell 2,918 13.6 -9.6
Liberal and Country Leslie Horsfield 2,156 10.0 +10.0
Independent Bryan Fitzgerald 340 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 21,474 97.2 -0.6
Informal votes 626 2.8 +0.6
Turnout 22,100 94.4 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Country Herbert Hyland 16,471 76.7 -0.1
Labor Albert Thexton 5,003 23.3 +23.3
Country hold Swing N/A

Gippsland WestEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Gippsland West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Leslie Cochrane 8,224 39.6 -2.9
Labor Eric Kent 5,237 25.2 -0.8
Liberal and Country Toni Garside 4,463 21.5 +1.8
Democratic Labor Kevin Scanlon 2,847 13.7 +1.9
Total formal votes 20,771 97.6 -0.9
Informal votes 508 2.4 +0.9
Turnout 21,279 95.1 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Country Leslie Cochrane 15,284 73.6 +3.2
Labor Eric Kent 5,487 26.4 -3.2
Country hold Swing +3.2

GrantEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Grant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Roy Crick 19,305 55.4 -3.9
Democratic Labor Robert Bainbridge 7,677 22.0 +6.1
Liberal and Country Max Crellin 6,924 19.9 -4.9
Communist William Wilson 940 2.7 +2.7
Total formal votes 35,381 97.4 -0.3
Informal votes 940 2.6 +0.3
Turnout 36,321 99.1 +4.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Roy Crick 21,303 61.1 -0.6
Liberal and Country Max Crellin 14,078 38.9 +0.6
Labor hold Swing -0.6
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Grant.

HampdenEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Hampden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Henry Bolte 10,442 52.3 -6.1
Labor George Price 6,058 30.3 +3.4
Democratic Labor Francis O'Brien 3,480 17.4 +2.7
Total formal votes 19,980 98.9 -0.2
Informal votes 231 1.1 +0.2
Turnout 20,211 96.4 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Henry Bolte 13,400 67.1 -3.8
Labor George Price 6,580 32.9 +3.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing -3.8

HawthornEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Hawthorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Peter Garrisson 7,071 42.4 +1.2
Labor John Reeves 6,657 39.9 -0.4
Democratic Labor Charles Murphy 2,963 17.7 -0.7
Total formal votes 16,691 97.1 -0.7
Informal votes 496 2.9 +0.7
Turnout 17,187 91.8 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Peter Garrisson 9,568 57.3 +0.5
Labor John Reeves 7,123 42.7 -0.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.5

IvanhoeEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ivanhoe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Vernon Christie 10,492 48.0 -0.2
Labor Norman Rothfield 8,070 36.9 -1.1
Democratic Labor Cyril Cummins 3,298 15.1 +1.3
Total formal votes 21,860 98.1 -0.6
Informal votes 413 1.9 +0.6
Turnout 22,273 94.3 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Vernon Christie 13,475 61.6 +1.2
Labor Norman Rothfield 8,385 38.4 -1.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.2

Kara KaraEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Kara Kara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Keith Turnbull 6,224 33.5 -8.3
Labor Cyril Sudholz 5,314 28.6 -1.3
Country Bill Phelan 4,902 26.3 +8.8
Democratic Labor Vincent Gervasoni 2,144 11.5 +0.7
Total formal votes 18,584 98.8 -0.2
Informal votes 225 1.2 +0.2
Turnout 18,809 96.4 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Keith Turnbull 11,864 63.8 -0.4
Labor Cyril Sudholz 6,246 31.7 +0.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing -0.4

KewEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Kew
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Arthur Rylah 11,452 59.5 -3.1
Labor William Cooper 4,384 22.8 +3.3
Democratic Labor Francis Duffy 3,068 15.9 +0.2
Communist Eric Thornton 357 1.8 -0.4
Total formal votes 19,261 97.6 -0.5
Informal votes 466 2.4 +0.5
Turnout 19,727 91.9 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Arthur Rylah 14,096 73.2 -3.0
Labor William Cooper 5,165 26.8 +3.0
Liberal and Country hold Swing -3.0

LowanEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Lowan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Wilfred Mibus 11,699 59.3 +4.8
Labor James Redford 5,933 30.1 +30.1
Democratic Labor Derek Williams 2,091 10.6 -6.0
Total formal votes 19,723 98.8 +0.1
Informal votes 245 1.2 -0.1
Turnout 19,968 96.0 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Wilfred Mibus 13,477 68.3 -0.7
Labor James Redford 6,246 31.7 +0.7
Liberal and Country hold Swing -0.7

MalvernEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Malvern
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country John Bloomfield 10,775 63.3 -6.2
Labor James McGarvin 3,737 22.0 +22.0
Democratic Labor Thomas Canty 2,513 14.8 +14.8
Total formal votes 17,025 97.8 +2.7
Informal votes 379 2.2 -2.7
Turnout 17,404 91.1 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country John Bloomfield 13,011 75.8 -1.2
Labor James McGarvin 4,014 24.2 +1.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing -1.2

MelbourneEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Melbourne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Arthur Clarey 6,340 48.0 -2.2
Liberal and Country Bill Burns 3,742 28.3 +5.8
Democratic Labor Tom Hayes 2,909 22.0 -5.3
Independent Henry Roche 209 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 13,200 93.6 -2.8
Informal votes 896 6.4 +2.8
Turnout 14,096 90.0 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Clarey 7,101 53.8 -0.5
Liberal and Country William Burns 6,099 46.2 +0.5
Labor hold Swing -0.5

MentoneEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Mentone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nola Barber 10,019 41.4 +1.6
Liberal and Country Edward Meagher 10,010 41.3 -2.2
Democratic Labor George White 4,190 17.3 +0.6
Total formal votes 24,219 98.1 -0.3
Informal votes 475 1.9 +0.3
Turnout 24,694 94.4 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Edward Meagher 13,870 57.3 +0.2
Labor Nola Barber 10,349 42.7 -0.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.2

MidlandsEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Midlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Clive Stoneham 11,424 51.8 +3.6
Liberal and Country Keith Lewis 7,296 33.1 -5.1
Democratic Labor John Timberlake 3,344 15.2 +1.6
Total formal votes 22,064 98.3 -0.8
Informal votes 377 1.7 +0.8
Turnout 22,441 96.3 +1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Clive Stoneham 11,925 54.1 +2.9
Liberal and Country Keith Lewis 10,139 45.9 -2.9
Labor hold Swing +2.9

MilduraEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Mildura
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Nathaniel Barclay 11,215 59.5 -1.1
Labor Douglas Burgess 4,462 23.3 -4.7
Democratic Labor William McInerney 1,809 9.4 -2.1
Liberal and Country Raymond Dixon 1,696 8.8 +8.8
Total formal votes 19,182 97.4 -1.3
Informal votes 505 2.6 +1.3
Turnout 19,687 95.4 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country Nathaniel Barclay 14,279 74.5 +4.2
Labor Douglas Burgess 4,903 25.5 -4.2
Country hold Swing +4.2

Moonee PondsEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Moonee Ponds
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tom Edmunds 7,724 41.5 +3.8
Liberal and Country Jack Holden 7,222 38.8 -3.1
Democratic Labor Paul Gunn 3,360 18.1 -0.3
Independent Peter Kirchner 306 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 18,612 97.2 -1.1
Informal votes 529 2.8 +1.1
Turnout 19,141 94.6 -0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Jack Holden 10,406 55.9 -4.5
Labor Tom Edmunds 8,206 44.1 +4.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing -4.5

MoorabbinEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Moorabbin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Les Coates 11,164 38.4 -0.8
Liberal and Country Llew Reese 7,389 25.4 -23.3
Independent Liberal Bob Suggett 6,267 21.6 +21.6
Democratic Labor James Healy 4,220 14.5 +2.4
Total formal votes 29,040 98.4 0.0
Informal votes 472 1.6 0.0
Turnout 29,512 95.8 +0.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Liberal Bob Suggett 17,051 58.7 +58.7
Labor Les Coates 11,989 41.3 +0.7
Independent Liberal gain from Liberal and Country Swing N/A

MorningtonEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Mornington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Roberts Dunstan 14,856 57.5 -6.0
Labor Brian Pigott 6,854 26.6 -9.9
Democratic Labor John Cass 4,108 15.9 +15.9
Total formal votes 25,818 98.3 -0.1
Informal votes 455 1.7 +0.1
Turnout 26,273 93.2 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Roberts Dunstan 18,148 71.1 +7.6
Labor Brian Pigott 7,670 28.9 -7.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing +7.6

MorwellEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Morwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor George Brown 9,267 43.5 -1.7
Liberal and Country Jim Balfour 6,767 31.8 -9.9
Democratic Labor Leslie Hilton 2,747 12.9 -0.2
Country John Vinall 2,526 11.9 +11.9
Total formal votes 21,307 97.7 -0.8
Informal votes 509 2.3 +0.8
Turnout 21,816 95.1 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Jim Balfour 10,995 51.6 -1.1
Labor George Brown 10,312 48.4 +1.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing -1.1

MulgraveEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Mulgrave
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ray Wiltshire 20,478 47.8 -2.1
Labor Vincent Scully 15,610 36.4 -0.6
Democratic Labor Leo Sparrow 6,840 15.9 +2.8
Total formal votes 42,928 98.3 -0.1
Informal votes 736 1.7 +0.1
Turnout 43,664 94.9 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ray Wiltshire 26,456 61.6 +1.1
Labor Vincent Scully 16,472 38.4 -1.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.1

Murray ValleyEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Murray Valley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country George Moss 10,437 48.6 -10.2
Labor Ronald Kirby 5,750 26.8 +0.1
Democratic Labor John Patterson 3,194 14.9 +0.4
Liberal and Country Bruno Marmo 2,116 9.8 +9.8
Total formal votes 21,497 97.4 -0.9
Informal votes 584 2.6 +0.9
Turnout 22,081 95.8 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Country George Moss 15,078 70.1 -1.0
Labor Ronald Kirby 6,419 29.9 +1.0
Country hold Swing -1.0

NorthcoteEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Northcote
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Frank Wilkes 10,551 57.0 -2.9
Democratic Labor Jack Little 4,620 24.9 +1.7
Liberal and Country Julian Sullivan 3,349 18.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 18,520 96.8 -1.2
Informal votes 614 3.2 +1.2
Turnout 19,134 94.9 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Frank Wilkes 11,244 60.7 -2.6
Liberal and Country Julian Sullivan 7,276 39.3 +2.6
Labor hold Swing -2.6
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Northcote.

OakleighEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Oakleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Val Doube 9,842 45.5 -4.5
Liberal and Country Alan Scanlan 8,648 39.9 +1.3
Democratic Labor Morris Kinnane 3,165 14.6 +3.2
Total formal votes 21,655 98.4 -0.4
Informal votes 356 1.6 +0.4
Turnout 22,011 95.1 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alan Scanlan 11,360 52.5 +4.2
Labor Val Doube 10,295 47.5 -4.2
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +4.2

OrmondEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ormond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Joe Rafferty 11,214 48.4 -1.0
Labor Kenneth Stone 8,075 34.8 +1.1
Democratic Labor Robert Semmel 3,896 16.8 +1.7
Total formal votes 23,185 98.0 -0.3
Informal votes 453 2.0 +0.3
Turnout 23,638 95.3 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Joe Rafferty 13,477 63.2 -0.9
Labor Kenneth Stone 8,526 36.8 +0.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing -0.9

PolwarthEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Polwarth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Tom Darcy 9,983 42.7 +2.2
Labor Edwin Morris 6,066 26.0 +2.3
Country Lloyd Kidman 3,673 15.7 -7.7
Democratic Labor Alan Bruce 3,630 15.5 +3.1
Total formal votes 23,352 98.4 -0.5
Informal votes 380 1.6 +0.5
Turnout 23,732 95.7 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Tom Darcy 16,718 71.6 -1.0
Labor Edwin Morris 6,634 28.4 +1.0
Liberal and Country hold Swing -1.0

PortlandEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Portland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor George Gowty 7,163 33.1 -3.9
Liberal and Country George Gibbs 7,160 33.1 -13.3
Democratic Labor John Russell 4,056 18.8 +2.2
Country Stewart Price 3,255 15.1 +15.1
Total formal votes 21,634 98.7 -0.6
Informal votes 291 1.3 +0.6
Turnout 21,925 96.4 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country George Gibbs 13,477 62.3 +2.3
Labor George Gowty 8,157 37.7 -2.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.3

PrahranEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Prahran
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor George Gahan 7,430 45.3 +2.0
Liberal and Country Sam Loxton 6,839 41.7 -2.0
Democratic Labor Gordon Haberman 2,137 13.0 0.0
Total formal votes 16,406 97.1 -0.8
Informal votes 486 2.9 +0.8
Turnout 16,892 92.3 +0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Sam Loxton 8,648 52.7 -2.2
Labor George Gahan 7,758 47.3 +2.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.2

PrestonEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Preston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Charlie Ring 13,435 54.8 +0.7
Democratic Labor Michael Lucy 5,904 24.1 +0.4
Liberal and Country Colin Pritchard 5,168 21.1 -1.1
Total formal votes 24,507 97.5 -0.3
Informal votes 619 2.5 +0.3
Turnout 25,126 94.8 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Charlie Ring 14,320 58.4 +0.8
Liberal and Country Colin Pritchard 10,187 41.6 -0.8
Labor hold Swing +0.8
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Preston.

ReservoirEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Reservoir
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Harry Jenkins 14,110 54.8 -4.9
Democratic Labor Frederick Whitling 5,656 22.0 +6.3
Liberal and Country David Welsh 4,909 19.1 -5.6
Communist John Arrowsmith 1,066 4.1 +4.1
Total formal votes 25,741 97.1 -1.1
Informal votes 763 2.9 +1.1
Turnout 26,504 96.1 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Harry Jenkins 15,918 61.8 -0.2
Liberal and Country David Welsh 9,823 38.2 +0.2
Labor hold Swing -0.2
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Reservoir.

RichmondEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Richmond
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Towers 9,281 61.0 +7.9
Democratic Labor Leo Gardner 3,922 25.8 -9.4
Liberal and Country John Ridge 1,236 8.1 -2.8
Communist Harry Bocquet 789 5.2 +5.2
Total formal votes 15,228 94.4 -2.7
Informal votes 905 5.6 +2.7
Turnout 16,133 91.5 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Towers 10,575 69.5 +10.3
Liberal and Country John Ridge 4,653 30.5 -10.3
Labor hold Swing +10.3
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Richmond.

RingwoodEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ringwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Jim Manson 15,882 47.6 -2.0
Labor David Ould 12,346 37.0 -2.3
Democratic Labor William Johnson 5,134 15.4 +4.3
Total formal votes 33,362 98.4 -0.3
Informal votes 548 1.6 +0.3
Turnout 33,910 96.0 +1.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Jim Manson 20,530 61.5 +2.3
Labor David Ould 12,832 38.5 -2.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.3

RipponleaEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ripponlea
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Edgar Tanner 8,166 47.7 -2.4
Labor Steven Goldberg 6,009 35.1 +0.4
Democratic Labor Michael Cunneen 2,946 17.2 +2.0
Total formal votes 17,121 96.7 -0.4
Informal votes 589 3.3 +0.4
Turnout 17,710 90.8 +0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Edgar Tanner 10,343 60.4 -2.6
Labor Steven Goldberg 6,778 39.6 +2.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing -2.6

RodneyEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Rodney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Richard Brose 9,569 45.6 -22.9
Liberal and Country Francis Charlton 4,683 22.3 +22.3
Democratic Labor Spencer Broom 3,635 17.3 -14.2
Labor Neil Frankland 3,100 14.7 +14.7
Total formal votes 20,987 97.6 -0.3
Informal votes 432 2.4 +0.3
Turnout 21,419 95.6 -0.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Richard Brose 11,765 56.1 -12.4
Liberal and Country Francis Charlton 9,222 43.9 +43.9
Country hold Swing N/A

St KildaEdit

1961 Victorian state election: St Kilda
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Baron Snider 7,537 46.5 -0.4
Labor Leslie Atherton 6,329 39.0 -0.1
Democratic Labor John Hughes 2,348 14.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 16,214 96.7 -0.4
Informal votes 557 3.3 +0.4
Turnout 16,771 90.3 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Baron Snider 9,466 58.4 +0.6
Labor Leslie Atherton 6,748 41.6 -0.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing +0.6

SandringhamEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Sandringham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Murray Porter 12,563 49.7 -2.7
Labor Kenneth Farrall 9,181 36.3 +0.9
Democratic Labor John Ryan 3,532 14.0 +1.8
Total formal votes 25,276 98.5 -0.1
Informal votes 383 1.5 +0.1
Turnout 25,659 95.7 +1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Murray Porter 15,797 62.5 -0.2
Labor Kenneth Farrall 9,479 37.5 +0.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing -0.2

ScoresbyEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Scoresby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Bill Borthwick 14,023 49.2 -8.5
Labor Ronald Wanklin 11,007 38.6 +6.1
Democratic Labor George Noone 3,498 12.3 +2.5
Total formal votes 28,528 98.3 -0.3
Informal votes 504 1.7 +0.3
Turnout 29,032 94.8 +1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Bill Borthwick 17,060 59.8 -6.3
Labor Ronald Wanklin 11,468 40.2 +6.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing -6.3

Swan HillEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Swan Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Herbert Hilton 5,041 27.4 +27.4
Country Harold Stirling 4,514 24.5 -42.9
Liberal and Country Gordon Harrison 3,494 19.0 +19.0
Democratic Labor John McMahon 2,415 13.1 +13.1
Labor Clarence Wohlers 1,812 9.8 +9.8
Independent Liberal John Hipworth 1,150 6.2 -26.4
Total formal votes 18,426 97.0 -0.9
Informal votes 566 3.0 +0.9
Turnout 18,992 96.4 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Country Harold Stirling 15,740 85.4 -1.0
Labor Clarence Wohlers 2,686 14.6 +1.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Harold Stirling 11,087 60.2 -7.2
Country Herbert Hilton 7,339 39.8 +39.8
Country hold Swing N/A

ToorakEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Toorak
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Horace Petty 11,356 73.7 +12.2
Democratic Labor John Speed 4,054 26.3 +26.3
Total formal votes 15,410 91.0 -7.0
Informal votes 1,428 9.0 +7.0
Turnout 16,838 89.8 -1.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

WilliamstownEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Williamstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Larry Floyd 12,236 70.2 +1.7
Democratic Labor John Twomey 2,703 15.5 +1.3
Liberal and Country Neil McNeill 1,929 11.1 -3.6
Communist William Smith 570 3.3 +0.6
Total formal votes 17,438 96.9 -1.0
Informal votes 563 3.1 +1.0
Turnout 18,001 93.8 -0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Larry Floyd 13,154 75.4 +2.4
Liberal and Country Neil McNeill 4,284 24.6 -2.4
Labor hold Swing +2.4
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Williamstown.

YarravilleEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Yarraville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Roy Schintler 13,459 67.1 +4.4
Democratic Labor Alfred Gerrard 4,488 22.4 +8.7
Liberal and Country Neal Grieg 2,100 10.5 +1.2
Total formal votes 20,047 96.5 -1.2
Informal votes 718 3.5 +1.2
Turnout 20,765 95.0 -0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Roy Schintler 14,133 70.5 -7.1
Liberal and Country Neal Grieg 5,914 29.5 +7.1
Labor hold Swing -7.1
  • The two candidate preferred vote was not counted between the Labor and DLP candidates for Yarraville.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Victoria, Assembly election, 15 July 1961". Retrieved 1 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hughes, Colin A. (1975). Voting for the Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1890-1964. Dept. of Political Science, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. ISBN 070811332X.