1924 Western Australian state election

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Western Australian state election, 1924
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  1921 22 March 1924 1927  

All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
 First partySecond partyThird party
  Philip Collier.jpg Sir James Mitchell.jpg
Leader Philip Collier James Mitchell Alec Thomson
Party Labor Nationalist/Country coalition Executive Country
Leader since16 April 191717 May 19191923
Leader's seat Boulder Northam Katanning
Last election17 seats30 seats-
Seats won27 seats17 seats6 seats
Seat changeIncrease2.svg10Decrease2.svg13Increase2.svg6
Percentage40.39%42.47%12.08%
SwingIncrease2.svg3.58Decrease2.svg13.12Increase2.svg12.08

Premier before election

James Mitchell
Nationalist/Country coalition

Elected Premier

Phillip Collier
Labor

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 22 March 1924 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The incumbent Nationalist-Majority Country government, led by Premier James Mitchell, was defeated by the Labor Party opposition, led by Opposition Leader Philip Collier.

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Results

Western Australian state election, 22 March 1924 [1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19211927 >>

Enrolled voters159,356 [1]
Votes cast99,391 Turnout 62.37%–4.97%
Informal votes1,151Informal1.16%–0.48%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Labor 39,67940.39%+3.58%27+ 10
  Nationalist 25,28225.73%–2.00%9– 1
  Majority Country 22,43912.83%–4.95%7– 9
  Executive Country 11,87212.08%*6+ 6
  National Labor 3,8463.91%–6.16%1– 3
  Independent 4,4264.51%–3.09%0– 3
 Other5350.54%*0± 0
Total98,240  50 
1 189,869 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 12 of the 50 seats were uncontested, with 30,513 electors enrolled in those seats. Of these, 11 were held by Labor and 1 was held by the Nationalists.

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1924 election and the 1927 election, together known as the 12th Parliament. During the previous term, the Country Party had split into rival factions, the Ministerial Country Party (MCP) which comprised the bulk of the parliamentary party—many of whom had switched allegiance from other parties since 1919—and the Executive Country Party (ECP), which was loyal to the Primary Producers' Association, which the Country Party was intended to represent in Parliament. After the 1924 election, which significantly strengthened the latter at the expense of the former, the Ministerial arm merged with the Nationalist Party, as did the National Labor Party, which lost most of its representation in the election.

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References

  1. "Details of 1924 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.