Queensland colonial election, 1899

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Queensland state election, 1899

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All 72 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
37 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  James Robert Dickson.jpg StateLibQld 1 109560 Thomas Glassey, 1899.jpg
Leader James Dickson Thomas Glassey
Party Ministerial Labour
Leader's seat Bulimba Bundaberg
Last election 41 seats 20 seats
Seats won 43 seats 21 seats
Seat change Increase2 Increase1

Premier before election

James Dickson
Ministerial

Elected Premier

James Dickson
Ministerial

Elections were held in the Australian state of Queensland between 1 March 1899 and 25 March 1899 to elect the members of the state's Legislative Assembly.

Key dates[edit]

Due to problems of distance and communications, it was not possible to hold the elections on a single day.[1]

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 11 March 1899[2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 97,046
Votes cast 74,919 Turnout 79.13%
Informal votes 879 Informal
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Ministerial 46,953 49.34 +1.52 43 +2
  Labour 33,756 35.47 +0.51 21 +1
  Opposition 10,548 11.09 +0.72 8 ±0
  Independent 3,898 4.10 -0.32 0 -2
Total 95,155     72  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queensland General Election Dates 1860-1929" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Summary of 1899 Election". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 26 July 2017.