1962 Western Australian Legislative Council election

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Elections were held in the Australian state of Western Australia on 12 May 1962 to elect 10 of the 30 members of the state's Legislative Council. This was the last time the Legislative Council elections were held separately to those of the Legislative Assembly.

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Results

Legislative Council

Western Australian state election, 12 May 1962 [1]
Legislative Council

Enrolled voters110,448
Votes cast46,014 Turnout 41.7–2.8
Informal votes193Informal0.4–0.4
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeats
won
Seats
held
  Liberal and Country 26,76958.4+18.6310
  Labor 18,98841.4–0.7413
  Country ***37
  Independent Liberal 640.1+0.100
Total45,821  1030

Retiring Members

No MLCs retired at this election.

Candidates

ProvinceHeld by Labor candidates LCL candidates Country candidates Independent candidates
 
Central Country Leslie Diver
Metropolitan LCL Percy Munday Keith Watson
Midland Country Ray Jones
North Labor Harry Strickland
North-East Labor Eric Heenan Grahame JonasJames Collins (Ind. Liberal)
South Country Jack Thomson
South-East LCL Claude Stubbs John Cunningham
South-West LCL Daniel O'Keeffe Graham MacKinnon
Suburban Labor George Jeffery Herbert Robinson
West Labor Evan Davies

Results by Province

Central

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: Central Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Country Leslie Diver unopposed
Country hold Swing

Metropolitan

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: Metropolitan Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Keith Watson 10,86270.1+10.4
Labor Percy Munday7,72829.9-10.4
Total formal votes15,48499.5+0.1
Informal votes710.5-0.1
Turnout 15,55538.4+6.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +10.4

Midland

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: Midland Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Country Ray Jones unopposed
Country hold Swing

North

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: North Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Harry Strickland unopposed
Labor hold Swing

North-East

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: North-East Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Eric Heenan 1,86862.2+4.5
Liberal and Country Grahame Jonas1,07235.7+3.9
Independent Liberal James Collins642.1+2.1
Total formal votes3,00499.6+0.5
Informal votes110.4-0.5
Turnout 3,01551.9-8.9
Labor hold Swing N/A

South

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: South Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Country Jack Thomson unopposed
Country hold Swing N/A

South-East

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: South-East
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Claude Stubbs 1,68251.6-3.9
Liberal and Country John Cunningham 1,57648.4+25.8
Total formal votes3,25899.7+0.6
Informal votes100.3-0.6
Turnout 3,26860.7-1.1
Labor gain from Liberal and Country Swing N/A

South-West

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: South-West
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Graham MacKinnon 3,66465.1-34.9
Labor Daniel O'Keefe1,96434.9+34.9
Total formal votes5,62899.9
Informal votes200.1
Turnout 5,64838.2
Liberal and Country hold Swing N/A

Suburban

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: Suburban Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Herbert Robinson 9,59552.0+9.5
Labor George Jeffery 8,85248.0-9.5
Total formal votes18,44799.6+0.3
Informal votes810.4-0.3
Turnout 18,52842.2-0.7
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +9.5

West

Western Australian Legislative Council election, 1962: West Province
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Evan Davies unopposed
Labor hold Swing

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References

  1. "Details of 1962 WA Upper House Election". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 October 2016.