All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 29 September 1917 to elect 50 members to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. The Nationalist-Country-National Labor coalition, led by Premier Sir Henry Lefroy, retained government against the Labor Party led by Opposition Leader Philip Collier. The election followed a series of major changes in the Western Australian political landscape.
As the political changes were of a nature which make direct comparison meaningless, no vote swings have been included, and seat swings indicated are those caused by the election itself, rather than a comparison with the previous election. The National Liberal grouping was not a party in its own right, but a faction within the Nationalist Party, so the Nationalist Party as a whole held 16 seats—unchanged from before the election—and attracted 34.85% of the vote.
Western Australian state election, 29 September 1917
|Enrolled voters||138,115 |
|Summary of votes by party|
|National Liberal||11,242||13.36%||8||– 3|
|National Labor||13,186||15.67%||6||– 3|
|Independent Labor WA||2,490||2.96%||1||+ 1|