All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
18 (of the 36) seats in the Senate
Popular vote by state with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by state but instead via results in each electorate.
The 1913 Australian federal election was held in Australia on 31 May 1913. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives, and 18 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Labor Party, led by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, was defeated by the opposition Commonwealth Liberal Party under Joseph Cook. The new government had a majority of just a single seat, and held a minority of seats in the Senate.It would last only 15 months, suffering defeat at the 1914 election.
The 1913 election was held in conjunction with six referendum questions, none of which were carried. According to David Day, Andrew Fisher's biographer, "it was probably the timing of the referenda that was most responsible for the disappointing election result" for the Labor Party.
|Party||Votes||%||Swing||Seats Won||Seats Held||Change|
|Ballaarat, Vic||Liberal||Alfred Deakin||1.1||3.1||0.6||Charles McGrath||Labor|
|Bendigo, Vic||Liberal||John Quick||1.3||3.6||2.0||John Arthur||Labor|
|Boothby, SA||Liberal||David Gordon||7.1||10.8||3.0||George Dankel||Labor|
|Calare, NSW||Labor||Thomas Brown||3.6||5.9||2.1||Henry Pigott||Liberal|
|Corangamite, Vic||Labor||James Scullin||4.7||6.1||2.2||Chester Manifold||Liberal|
|Corio, Vic||Labor||Alfred Ozanne||4.4||5.1||1.8||William Kendell||Liberal|
|Fremantle, WA||Liberal||William Hedges||4.5||11.4||5.8||Reginald Burchell||Labor|
|Gippsland, Vic||Independent||George Wise||12.1||12.7||5.0||James Bennett||Liberal|
|Hume, NSW||Independent||William Lyne||16.4||16.2||0.7||Robert Patten||Liberal|
|Indi, Vic||Labor||Parker Moloney||3.1||3.2||2.2||Cornelius Ahern||Liberal|
|New England, NSW||Labor||Frank Foster||2.7||9.5||6.5||Percy Abbott||Liberal|
|Oxley, Qld||Liberal||Richard Edwards||12.2||N/A||4.4||James Sharpe||Labor|
|Riverina, NSW||Labor||John Chanter||7.0||8.6||1.0||Franc Falkiner||Liberal|
|Wannon, Vic||Labor||John McDougall||5.0||7.8||4.2||Arthur Rodgers||Liberal|
|Werriwa, NSW||Labor||Benjamin Bennett||0.8||6.5||5.9||Alfred Conroy||Liberal|
|Commonwealth Liberal Party|
|Hume (NSW)||Robert Patten||LIB||00.7 vs IND|
|Riverina (NSW)||Franc Falkiner||LIB||01.0|
|Corio (Vic)||William Kendell||LIB||01.8|
|Calare (NSW)||Henry Pigott||LIB||02.1|
|Indi (Vic)||Cornelius Ahern||LIB||02.2|
|Corangamite (Vic)||Chester Manifold||LIB||02.2|
|Dampier (WA)||Henry Gregory||LIB||02.6|
|Perth (WA)||James Fowler||LIB||03.3|
|Wakefield (SA)||Richard Foster||LIB||03.7|
|Grampians (Vic)||Hans Irvine||LIB||03.9|
|Wannon (Vic)||Arthur Rodgers||LIB||04.2|
|Lilley (Qld)||Jacob Stumm||LIB||04.7|
|Swan (WA)||John Forrest||LIB||04.9|
|Gippsland (Vic)||James Bennett||LIB||05.0 vs IND|
|Robertson (NSW)||William Fleming||LIB||05.3|
|Nepean (NSW)||Richard Orchard||LIB||05.6|
|Franklin (Tas)||William McWilliams||LIB||05.8|
|Werriwa (NSW)||Alfred Conroy||LIB||05.9|
|New England (NSW)||Percy Abbott||LIB||06.5|
|Lang (NSW)||Elliot Johnson||LIB||07.1|
|Flinders (Vic)||William Irvine||LIB||07.8|
|Eden-Monaro (NSW)||Austin Chapman||LIB||08.7|
|Barker (SA)||John Livingston||LIB||09.0|
|Darling Downs (Qld)||Littleton Groom||LIB||10.0|
|Moreton (Qld)||Hugh Sinclair||LIB||10.7|
|Echuca (Vic)||Albert Palmer||LIB||11.0|
|Wentworth (NSW)||Willie Kelly||LIB||11.7|
|Kooyong (Vic)||Robert Best||LIB||11.9 vs IND|
|Parkes (NSW)||Bruce Smith||LIB||11.9|
|Wilmot (Tas)||Llewellyn Atkinson||LIB||12.6|
|Balaclava (Vic)||Agar Wynne||LIB||15.0|
|Henty (Vic)||James Boyd||LIB||17.1|
|Parramatta (NSW)||Joseph Cook||LIB||18.3|
|North Sydney (NSW)||Granville Ryrie||LIB||19.1|
|Richmond (NSW)||Walter Massy-Greene||LIB||19.9|
|Wimmera (Vic)||Sydney Sampson||LIB||21.0|
|Cowper (NSW)||John Thomson||LIB||22.2|
|Angas (SA)||Paddy Glynn||LIB||unopposed|
|Australian Labor Party|
|Illawarra (NSW)||George Burns||ALP||00.2|
|Ballaarat (Vic)||Charles McGrath||ALP||00.6|
|Macquarie (NSW)||Ernest Carr||ALP||01.6|
|Grey (SA)||Alexander Poynton||ALP||02.0|
|Bendigo (Vic)||John Arthur||ALP||02.0|
|Darwin (Tas)||King O'Malley||ALP||02.1|
|Gwydir (NSW)||William Webster||ALP||02.2|
|Bass (Tas)||Jens Jensen||ALP||02.4|
|Boothby (SA)||George Dankel||ALP||03.0|
|Denison (Tas)||William Laird Smith||ALP||03.3|
|Fawkner (Vic)||Joseph Hannan||ALP||03.3|
|Oxley (Qld)||James Sharpe||ALP||04.4|
|Hunter (NSW)||Matthew Charlton||ALP||04.5|
|Wide Bay (Qld)||Andrew Fisher||ALP||05.6|
|Fremantle (WA)||Reginald Burchell||ALP||05.8|
|East Sydney (NSW)||John West||ALP||06.1|
|Brisbane (Qld)||William Finlayson||ALP||06.9|
|Dalley (NSW)||Robert Howe||ALP||07.7|
|Herbert (Qld)||Fred Bamford||ALP||08.0|
|Cook (NSW)||James Catts||ALP||09.9|
|Bourke (Vic)||Frank Anstey||ALP||10.0|
|Darling (NSW)||William Spence||ALP||10.5|
|Maribyrnong (Vic))||James Fenton||ALP||10.8|
|Capricornia (Qld)||William Higgs||ALP||14.1|
|Batman (Vic)||Frank Brennan||ALP||14.9|
|Maranoa (Qld)||Jim Page||ALP||15.0|
|South Sydney (NSW)||Edward Riley||ALP||15.0|
|Adelaide (SA)||Ernest Roberts||ALP||18.4|
|West Sydney (NSW)||Billy Hughes||ALP||21.3|
|Melbourne (Vic)||William Maloney||ALP||21.9 vs IND|
|Newcastle (NSW)||David Watkins||ALP||23.8|
|Kennedy (Qld)||Charles McDonald||ALP||24.4|
|Yarra (Vic)||Frank Tudor||ALP||25.0|
|Barrier (NSW)||Josiah Thomas||ALP||26.8|
|Melbourne Ports (Vic)||James Mathews||ALP||29.2|
|Hindmarsh (SA)||William Archibald||ALP||unopposed|
|Kalgoorlie (WA)||Charlie Frazer||ALP||unopposed|
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