1930 Western Australian state election

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Western Australian state election, 1930
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  1927 12 April 1930 1933  

All 50 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
 First partySecond party
  Sir James Mitchell.jpg Philip Collier.jpg
Leader James Mitchell Philip Collier
Party Nationalist/Country coalition Labor
Leader since17 May 191916 April 1917
Leader's seat Northam Boulder
Last election23 seats27 seats
Seats won26 seats23 seats
Seat changeIncrease2.svg3Decrease2.svg4
Percentage54.95%38.44%
SwingIncrease2.svg2.13Decrease2.svg6.89

Premier before election

Phillip Collier
Labor

Elected Premier

James Mitchell
Nationalist/Country coalition

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 12 April 1930 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The incumbent Labor Party government, led by Premier Philip Collier, was defeated by the Nationalist-Country opposition, led by Opposition Leader James Mitchell.

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Results

Western Australian state election, 12 April 1930 [1]
Legislative Assembly
<< 19271933 >>

Enrolled voters186,732 [1]
Votes cast139,013 Turnout 74.45%+1.03%
Informal votes1,579Informal1.14%–0.26%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Labor 52,82438.44%–6.89%23– 4
  Nationalist 49,72636.18%–0.67%16± 0
  Country 25,79218.77%+2.80%10+ 3
  Independent Country 3,4552.51%*1+ 1
  Independent 5,6374.11%+2.83%0± 0
Total137,434  50 
1 230,076 electors were enrolled to vote at the election, but 11 of the 50 seats were uncontested, with 43,344 electors enrolled in those seats.

See also

This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1927 election and the 1930 election, together known as the 13th Parliament.

This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1930 election and the 1933 election, together known as the 14th Parliament. It took place under radically altered boundaries as enacted within the Redistribution of Seats Act 1929, whose effect had been exaggerated by the lack of a redistribution for the previous 18 years. The gold mining areas, populous at the time of the 1911 redistribution, had been reduced to pocket boroughs by the decline in gold mining as an economic activity in the State; meanwhile, the agricultural and metropolitan areas had grown substantially. Ironically, the changes were enacted by a Labor government even though most of the safe seats being abolished were Labor seats—and for the fourth time in a row, the government enacting the redistribution lost the subsequent election.

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References

  1. "Details of 1930 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. University of Western Australia.