Results of the 1961 Victorian state election (Legislative Council)

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

Enrolled voters 1,554,856
Votes cast 1,467,482 Turnout 94.3 +8.0
Informal votes 46,697 Informal 3.2 +1.5
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats
won
Seats
held
  Labor 552,075 38.9 –0.3 4 9
  Liberal and Country 538,013 37.9 +2.1 9 17
  Democratic Labor 237,464 16.7 +1.8 0 0
  Country 88,416 6.2 +0.7 4 8
  Independent 4,817 0.3 +0.3 0 0
Total 1,420,785     17 34

This is a list of Legislative Council results for the Victorian 1961 state election. 17 of the 34 seats were contested.

Results by provinceEdit

BallaratEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Ballarat Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Jones 22,663 42.3 -1.3
Liberal and Country Pat Dickie 21,603 40.3 +0.6
Democratic Labor William Bruty 9,368 17.5 +6.8
Total formal votes 53,634 98.0 -0.7
Informal votes 1,092 2.0 +0.7
Turnout 54,726 95.8 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Pat Dickie 30,105 56.1 +5.2
Labor Jack Jones 23,529 43.9 -5.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing +5.2

BendigoEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Bendigo Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Patrick McMahon 24,790 43.9 -4.2
Liberal and Country Thomas Grigg 21,575 38.2 -0.5
Democratic Labor William Drechsler 10,157 18.0 +4.8
Total formal votes 56,522 97.8 -1.2
Informal votes 1,266 2.2 +1.2
Turnout 57,788 96.2 +2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Thomas Grigg 30,506 54.0 +4.9
Labor Patrick McMahon 26,016 46.0 -4.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing +4.9

Doutta GallaEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Doutta Galla Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tripovich 44,708 48.7 -4.3
Liberal and Country Kenneth Jones 28,895 31.4 +0.3
Democratic Labor Barry O'Brien 18,300 19.9 +3.9
Total formal votes 91,903 95.3 -2.8
Informal votes 4,489 4.7 +2.8
Turnout 96,392 93.6 +1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Tripovich 46,391 50.5 -5.7
Liberal and Country Kenneth Jones 45,512 49.5 +5.7
Labor hold Swing -5.7

East YarraEdit

1961 Victorian state election: East Yarra Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ewen Cameron 68,916 57.4 +8.4
Labor Leo Bartley 33,083 27.6 +27.6
Democratic Labor John Hoare 17,978 15.0 -3.4
Total formal votes 119,977 97.7 -0.3
Informal votes 2,859 2.3 +0.3
Turnout 122,836 93.4 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ewen Cameron 70.9
Labor Leo Bartley 29.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

GippslandEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Gippsland Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Bob May 23,659 34.3 -21.8
Labor George Evans 22,246 32.3 +2.4
Liberal and Country Archie Tanner 13,328 19.3 +19.3
Democratic Labor John Hansen 9,781 14.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 69,014 97.2 -1.5
Informal votes 2,005 2.8 +1.5
Turnout 71,019 94.4 +1.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bob May 43,306 62.7 -4.6
Labor George Evans 25,708 37.3 +4.6
Country hold Swing -4.6

HiginbothamEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Higinbotham Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Lindsay Thompson 57,948 52.1 -7.2
Labor Eric Perryman 33,471 30.1 -4.8
Democratic Labor Henry Moore 19,871 17.9 +17.9
Total formal votes 111,290 97.5 -0.7
Informal votes 2,885 2.5 +0.7
Turnout 114,175 94.1 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Lindsay Thompson 66.4 +4.1
Labor Eric Perryman 33.6 -4.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing +4.1
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

MelbourneEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Melbourne Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Doug Elliot 22,982 60.4 -8.3
Democratic Labor Harold Powell 7,884 20.7 -10.6
Liberal and Country Reginald Cannon 7,156 18.8 +18.8
Total formal votes 38,022 93.5 -3.0
Informal votes 2,650 6.5 +3.0
Turnout 40,672 90.4 +2.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Doug Elliot 63.3 -5.4
Democratic Labor Harold Powell 36.7 +5.4
Labor hold Swing -5.4
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

Melbourne NorthEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Melbourne North Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Galbally 70,736 52.2 -0.6
Liberal and Country Alfred Carter 40,020 29.5 +1.3
Democratic Labor Kevin Daniel 24,877 18.3 -0.7
Total formal votes 135,633 96.7 -1.5
Informal votes 4,533 3.3 +1.5
Turnout 140,166 95.0 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Galbally 54.0 -2.6
Liberal and Country Alfred Carter 46.0 +2.6
Labor hold Swing -2.6
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

Melbourne WestEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Melbourne West Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Buckley Machin 55,115 62.9 -8.4
Democratic Labor Bert Bailey 20,055 22.9 -5.8
Liberal and Country Dudley Coombes 12,511 14.3 +14.3
Total formal votes 87,681 95.6 -2.0
Informal votes 4,038 4.4 +2.0
Turnout 91,719 94.3 +1.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Buckley Machin 64.3 -7.0
Democratic Labor Bert Bailey 35.7 +7.0
Labor hold Swing -7.0
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

MonashEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Monash Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Charles Gawith 39,572 48.8 -0.8
Labor Frederick Levin 24,859 30.6 -0.1
Democratic Labor Thomas Brennan 11,906 14.7 -5.0
Independent Arthur Bennett 3,612 4.5 +4.5
Independent Frank Power 1,205 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 81,154 94.6 -3.2
Informal votes 4,606 5.4 +3.2
Turnout 85,760 91.5 +2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Charles Gawith 53,769 66.3 -0.6
Labor Frederick Levin 27,385 33.7 +0.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing -0.6

NorthernEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Northern Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Percy Feltham 21,107 42.3 -57.7
Labor John Cameron 11,183 22.4 +22.4
Liberal and Country Laurence Troy 11,089 22.2 +22.2
Democratic Labor Bernard Hallinan 6,528 13.1 +13.1
Total formal votes 49,907 96.9
Informal votes 1,569 3.1
Turnout 51,476 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country Percy Feltham 73.4 -26.6
Labor John Cameron 26.6 +26.6
Country hold Swing N/A
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

North EasternEdit

1961 Victorian state election: North Eastern Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Keith Bradbury 21,469 45.9 -54.1
Labor Lorne Collins 11,308 24.2 +24.2
Liberal and Country Jim Plowman 7,412 15.8 +15.8
Democratic Labor Arthur White 6,593 14.1 +14.1
Total formal votes 46,782 97.4
Informal votes 1,263 2.6
Turnout 48,045 95.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Keith Bradbury 25,141 53.7 -46.3
Liberal and Country Jim Plowman 21,641 46.3 +46.3
Country hold Swing N/A

North WesternEdit

1961 Victorian state election: North Western Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Arthur Mansell 22,181 51.1 -23.5
Labor Thomas Gilhooley 8,472 19.5 +19.5
Liberal and Country Geoffrey Harding 8,040 18.5 +18.5
Democratic Labor Michael Howley 4,701 10.8 +10.8
Total formal votes 43,394 96.9 -1.5
Informal votes 1,399 3.1 +1.5
Turnout 44,793 95.9 +2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Arthur Mansell 74.5 -0.1
Labor Thomas Gilhooley 25.5 +25.5
Country hold Swing N/A
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

SouthernEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Southern Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Gilbert Chandler 89,181 45.6 -1.3
Labor Stanley Willis 76,060 38.9 -2.9
Democratic Labor Raymond Studham 30,194 15.5 +4.2
Total formal votes 195,435 96.9 -1.6
Informal votes 6,182 3.1 +1.6
Turnout 201,617 94.6 +2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Gilbert Chandler 115,846 59.3 +2.5
Labor Stanley Willis 79,589 40.7 -2.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.5

South EasternEdit

1961 Victorian state election: South Eastern Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Alan Hunt 53,599 47.1 -3.6
Labor Reginald Butler 42,836 37.6 +3.0
Democratic Labor Martin Curry 17,442 15.3 +0.5
Total formal votes 113,877 97.4 -1.0
Informal votes 3,064 2.6 +1.0
Turnout 116,941 94.7 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Alan Hunt 68,216 59.9 -3.4
Labor Reginald Butler 45,661 40.1 +3.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing -3.4

South WesternEdit

1961 Victorian state election: South Western Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Gordon McArthur 33,000 45.4 -1.0
Labor Stanley Nash 26,654 36.6 -4.9
Democratic Labor Newell Barrett 13,102 18.0 +5.9
Total formal votes 72,756 97.4 -1.7
Informal votes 1,936 2.6 +1.7
Turnout 74,692 94.8 +1.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Gordon McArthur 44,818 61.6 +4.9
Labor Stanley Nash 27,938 38.4 -4.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing +4.9

WesternEdit

1961 Victorian state election: Western Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ronald Mack 24,168 44.9 -2.3
Labor James McIntyre 20,909 38.9 -0.6
Democratic Labor Geoffrey White 8,727 16.2 +2.9
Total formal votes 53,804 98.4 -0.8
Informal votes 861 1.6 +0.8
Turnout 54,665 96.4 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ronald Mack 31,894 59.3 +1.6
Labor James McIntyre 21,910 40.7 -1.6
Liberal and Country hold Swing +1.6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carr, Adam. "Victoria Legislative Council Election 1961". Psephos Election Archive. Retrieved 29 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)