House of Assembly Election Results

2 May 1959

Notes

 

BASS

BRADDON

DENISON

FRANKLIN

WILMOT

STATEWIDE

Enrolment

36,529 35,585 37,116 35,738 35,376 180,344

Valid Vote

32,451 31,857 32,841 32,110 31,484 160,743
Quota 4,057 3,983 4,106 4,014 3,936  

Informal Vote

2,256 1,654 2,241 2,001 1,664 9,816

ALP

10,257
(31.6%)

16,617
(52.2%)

12,970
(39.5%)

14,861
(46.3%)

16,830
(53.5%)

71,535
(44.5%)

Liberal

11,775
(36.3%)
13,513
(42.4%)
13,058
(39.8%)
14,067
(43.8%)
13,592
(43.2%)
66,005
(41.1%)

D.L.P.

not
contested
1,594
(5.0%)
2,238
(6.8%)
2,467
(7.7%)
not contested
6,299
(3.9%)
Communist not
contested
not contested 144
(0.4%)
not contested not contested 144
(0.1%)

Other

10,419
(32.1%)
133
(0.4%)
4,431
(13.5%)
715
(2.2%)
1,062
(3.4%)
16,760
(10.4%)

Source: Tasmanian Electoral Commission

  • Seats won:
    • ALP-17
    • Liberal-16
    • Independent-2
  • Dates:
    • Issue of the Writs: 10 April 1959
    • Close of Nominations: 17 April 1959
    • Polling Day: 2 May 1959
    • Return of Writs: 12 May 1959

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