Results of the 1962 Western Australian state election (Legislative Assembly)

Western Australian state election, 31 March 1962
Legislative Assembly
<< 19591965 >>

Enrolled voters 319,594[1]
Votes cast 297,520 Turnout 93.09% +1.05%
Informal votes 5,324 Informal 1.79% –0.79%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 129,757 44.41% –0.51% 24 + 1
  Liberal and Country 120,267 41.16% +3.68% 18 + 1
  Country 17,339 5.93% –0.61% 8 ± 0
  Democratic Labor 6,601 2.26% –2.86% 0 ± 0
  Ind. Lib. 4,556 1.56% –2.26% 0 – 2
  Communist 1,201 0.41% –0.43% 0 ± 0
  Independent 12,475 4.27% +2.99% 0 ± 0
Total 292,196     50  

This is a list of electoral district results of the 1962 Western Australian election.

Results by Electoral districtEdit

AlbanyEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Albany[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Hall 3,765 64.3
Liberal and Country John Hutchinson 2,095 35.7
Total formal votes 5,860 99.2
Informal votes 49 0.8
Turnout 5,909 95.1
Labor hold Swing

AvonEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Avon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Arthur Kelly 1,724 37.4
Country Harry Gayfer 1,655 36.0
Country Leonard Doncon 1,224 26.6
Total formal votes 4,603 98.6
Informal votes 67 1.4
Turnout 4,670 95.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Harry Gayfer 2,633 57.2
Liberal and Country Arthur Kelly 1,970 42.8
Country gain from Liberal and Country Swing

BalcattaEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Balcatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Herb Graham 5,371 54.9
Liberal and Country Rodney Treadgold 3,683 37.6
Democratic Labor Adrian Briffa 7,38 7.5
Total formal votes 9,792 98.3
Informal votes 167 1.7
Turnout 9,959 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Herb Graham 56.0
Liberal and Country Rodney Treadgold 44.0
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

BayswaterEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Bayswater
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Merv Toms unopposed
Labor hold Swing

BeelooEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Beeloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Colin Jamieson 5,942 58.6
Liberal and Country William How 3,436 33.9
Democratic Labor Philip De Lacey 758 7.5
Total formal votes 10,136 98.0
Informal votes 202 2.0
Turnout 10,338 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Colin Jamieson 59.7
Liberal and Country William How 40.3
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

BelmontEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Belmont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor James Hegney 5,143 53.6
Independent Hudson Hudson-Taylor 2,051 21.4
Independent Labor Patrick Faulkner 1,198 12.5
Democratic Labor Stanley Meredith 841 8.8
Independent Labor Michael Coffey 360 3.8
Total formal votes 9,593 96.3
Informal votes 372 3.7
Turnout 9,965 95.1
Labor hold Swing
  • Preferences were not distributed.

BlackwoodEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Blackwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country John Hearman 3,549 74.1
Independent Henry Rudd 1,242 25.9
Total formal votes 4,791 98.7
Informal votes 65 1.3
Turnout 4,856 94.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Boulder-EyreEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Boulder-Eyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Arthur Moir 3,170 62.1
Liberal and Country Philip Charsley 1,161 22.7
Independent Orlando Stuart 389 7.6
Country William Kirwan 385 7.5
Total formal votes 5,105 98.4
Informal votes 81 1.6
Turnout 5,186 92.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Arthur Moir 66.7
Liberal and Country Philip Charsley 33.3
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote is estimated.

BunburyEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Bunbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country George Roberts 2,936 53.7
Labor Charles Webber 2,535 46.3
Total formal votes 5,471 99.5
Informal votes 25 0.5
Turnout 5,496 94.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing

CanningEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Canning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Donald May 4,206 47.4
Liberal and Country Raymond Richardson 3,472 39.1
Country Arthur Mills 1,193 13.5
Total formal votes 8,871 98.4
Informal votes 146 1.6
Turnout 9,017 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Donald May 4,527 51.0
Liberal and Country Raymond Richardson 4,344 49.0
Labor gain from Liberal and Country Swing

ClaremontEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Claremont
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Harold Crommelin 6,243 68.2
Independent Liberal John Smith 2,908 31.8
Total formal votes 9,151 97.6
Informal votes 229 2.4
Turnout 9,380 91.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing

CockburnEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Cockburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Henry Curran 6,034 65.0
Liberal and Country James Burns 2,544 27.4
Democratic Labor Maurice Robinson 713 7.7
Total formal votes 9,291 98.0
Informal votes 191 2.0
Turnout 9,482 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Henry Curran 66.1
Liberal and Country James Burns 33.9
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

CollieEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Collie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Harry May 2,937 58.9
Liberal and Country Edward Cocker 1,352 27.1
Independent Norman Coote 698 14.0
Total formal votes 4,987 99.3
Informal votes 33 0.7
Turnout 5,020 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Harry May 65.9
Liberal and Country Edward Cocker 34.1
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

CottesloeEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ross Hutchinson 5,666 56.8
Labor David Wright 4,310 43.2
Total formal votes 9,976 99.0
Informal votes 96 1.0
Turnout 10,072 92.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing

DaleEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Dale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Gerald Wild 3,084 58.6
Labor Donald Culley 2,181 41.4
Total formal votes 5,265 98.9
Informal votes 57 1.1
Turnout 5,322 93.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Darling RangeEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Darling Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jack Metcalfe 1,969 34.3
Liberal and Country Ken Dunn 1,890 32.9
Country Ray Owen 1,889 32.9
Total formal votes 5,748 98.2
Informal votes 108 1.8
Turnout 5,856 93.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Ken Dunn 3,367 58.6
Labor Jack Metcalfe 2,381 41.4
Liberal and Country gain from Country Swing

East MelvilleEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: East Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Des O'Neil 6,527 63.6
Labor Mervyn Jahn 3,739 36.4
Total formal votes 10,266 99.1
Informal votes 90 0.9
Turnout 10,356 94.8
Liberal and Country hold Swing

FremantleEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Fremantle
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Harry Fletcher 7,005 67.3
Liberal and Country Charles Scampton 3,208 30.8
Communist George Kendrick 194 1.9
Total formal votes 10,407 97.3
Informal votes 286 2.7
Turnout 10,693 92.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Harry Fletcher 69.0
Liberal and Country Charles Scampton 31.0
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

GascoyneEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton unopposed
Labor hold Swing

GeraldtonEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Geraldton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Sewell 2,750 52.4
Independent Charles Eadon-Clarke 2,338 44.6
Independent John Porteus 158 3.0
Total formal votes 5,246 99.1
Informal votes 45 0.9
Turnout 5,291 93.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Bill Sewell 55.0
Independent Charles Eadon-Clarke 45.0
Labor hold Swing
  • Two candidate preferred vote was estimated.

GreenoughEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Greenough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country David Brand 4,188 95.4
Communist John Gandini 202 4.6
Total formal votes 4,390 96.5
Informal votes 160 3.5
Turnout 4,550 90.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing

KalgoorlieEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Kalgoorlie
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tom Evans 4,195 76.3
Liberal and Country Graham Jonas 1,303 23.7
Total formal votes 5,498 99.1
Informal votes 50 0.9
Turnout 5,548 92.6
Labor hold Swing

KarrinyupEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Karrinyup
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Les Nimmo 4,843 46.8
Labor Stan Lapham 4,823 46.6
Democratic Labor Brian Peachey 685 6.6
Total formal votes 10,351 99.1
Informal votes 98 0.9
Turnout 10,449 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Les Nimmo 5,437 52.5
Labor Stan Lapham 4,914 47.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing

KatanningEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Katanning
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Crawford Nalder unopposed
Country hold Swing

KimberleyEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Kimberley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Rhatigan 1,098 78.7
Independent Labor Lenin McAlear 297 21.3
Total formal votes 1,395 96.1
Informal votes 56 3.9
Turnout 1,451 79.6
Labor hold Swing

MaylandsEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Maylands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Edward Oldfield 5,109 50.5
Liberal and Country John Watts 4,419 43.7
Democratic Labor Gerard Lyons 594 5.9
Total formal votes 10,122 98.5
Informal votes 150 1.5
Turnout 10,272 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Edward Oldfield 51.4
Liberal and Country John Watts 48.6
Labor hold Swing

MelvilleEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 6,162 61.3
Liberal and Country Eelco Tacoma 3,892 38.7
Total formal votes 10,054 99.3
Informal votes 74 0.7
Turnout 10,128 94.3
Labor hold Swing

Merredin-YilgarnEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,676 58.1
Country Squire Fletcher 1,927 41.9
Total formal votes 4,603 98.9
Informal votes 51 1.1
Turnout 4,654 90.3
Labor hold Swing

MooreEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Moore
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Edgar Lewis unopposed
Country hold Swing

Mount HawthornEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Mount Hawthorn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Hegney 5,866 56.2
Liberal and Country Hugh O'Doherty 4,571 43.8
Total formal votes 10,437 98.6
Informal votes 153 1.4
Turnout 10,590 93.0
Labor hold Swing

Mount LawleyEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Mount Lawley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ray O'Connor 5,838 58.4
Labor Joe Berinson 4,156 41.6
Total formal votes 9,994 98.7
Informal votes 133 1.3
Turnout 10,127 91.9
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Mount MarshallEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Mount Marshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country George Cornell unopposed
Country hold Swing

MurchisonEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Murchison
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 2,738 55.2
Labor William Matthews 1,892 38.2
Democratic Labor Kevin Bartle 329 6.6
Total formal votes 4,959 99.0
Informal votes 52 1.0
Turnout 5,011 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 60.9
Labor William Matthews 39.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

MurrayEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Murray
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Ross McLarty 3,341 68.7
Independent Frederick Crockenberg 1,519 31.3
Total formal votes 4,860 98.8
Informal votes 61 1.2
Turnout 4,921 93.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing

NarroginEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Narrogin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country William Manning unopposed
Country hold Swing

NedlandsEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Charles Court 7,165 71.4
Labor John Henshaw 2,866 28.6
Total formal votes 10,031 99.2
Informal votes 76 0.8
Turnout 10,107 90.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing

NorthamEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Northam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Albert Hawke unopposed
Labor hold Swing

PerthEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Stanley Heal 5,485 53.4
Liberal and Country Raymond Nowland 4,151 40.4
Democratic Labor Terence Merchant 642 6.2
Total formal votes 10,278 97.5
Informal votes 260 2.5
Turnout 10,538 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stanley Heal 54.3
Liberal and Country Raymond Nowland 45.7
Labor hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

PilbaraEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Pilbara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Arthur Bickerton unopposed
Labor hold Swing

RoeEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Roe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Tom Hart 3,619 69.7
Liberal and Country Colin Cameron 1,571 30.3
Total formal votes 5,190 98.4
Informal votes 82 1.6
Turnout 5,272 92.5
Country hold Swing

South PerthEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: South Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Bill Grayden 5,557 53.8
Independent Harry Repacholi 3,117 30.2
Independent Liberal George Strickland 1,648 16.0
Total formal votes 10,322 97.5
Informal votes 262 2.5
Turnout 10,584 92.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal and Country Bill Grayden 61.5
Independent Harry Repacholi 38.5
Liberal and Country hold Swing
  • Two candidate preferred vote was estimated.

StirlingEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Clayton Mitchell 1,651 35.0
Independent Robin Faulkner 1,261 26.7
Liberal and Country Roy Dix 866 18.4
Country John Lyons 752 15.9
Independent Malcol Bateman 185 3.9
Total formal votes 4,715 97.9
Informal votes 101 2.1
Turnout 4,816 92.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Clayton Mitchell 2,956 62.7
Independent Robin Faulkner 1,759 37.3
Country hold Swing

SubiacoEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Subiaco
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Hugh Guthrie 4,994 47.6
Labor Percival Potter 4,552 43.4
Democratic Labor Francis Dwyer 936 7.2
Total formal votes 8,438 98.1
Informal votes 165 1.9
Turnout 8,603 92.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Hugh Guthrie 4,442 52.6
Labor Percival Potter 3,996 47.4
Liberal and Country hold Swing

SwanEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Brady 8,962 91.8
Communist Gordon Murray 805 8.2
Total formal votes 9,767 92.5
Informal votes 795 7.5
Turnout 10,562 94.1
Labor hold Swing

ToodyayEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Toodyay
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country James Craig 3,044 62.0
Labor Slavejko Geroff 1,500 30.6
Democratic Labor Leo Agnello 365 7.4
Total formal votes 4,909 98.1
Informal votes 93 1.9
Turnout 5,002 91.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country James Craig 68.3
Labor Slavejko Geroff 31.7
Country hold Swing
  • Two party preferred vote was estimated.

VasseEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Vasse
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country William Bovell unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Victoria ParkEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Victoria Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ron Davies 6,527 63.9
Liberal and Country John Stanbridge 3,691 36.1
Total formal votes 10,218 99.0
Informal votes 107 1.0
Turnout 10,325 95.6
Labor hold Swing

WarrenEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Warren
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Joseph Rowberry 2,831 55.9
Liberal and Country Walter Muir 2,231 44.1
Total formal votes 5,062 99.0
Informal votes 52 1.0
Turnout 5,114 94.1
Labor hold Swing

WellingtonEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Wellington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Iven Manning unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

WembleyEdit

1962 Western Australian state election: Wembley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal and Country Guy Henn unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing

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.