1935 New South Wales state election

Campaigning in 1934

The 1935 New South Wales state election was held on 11 May 1935. This election was for all of the 90 seats in the 31st New South Wales Legislative Assembly and was conducted in single member constituencies with compulsory preferential voting.

The result of the election was:

The UAP/Country Party coalition of Bertram Stevens/Michael Bruxner had a majority of 32 (down 10) and continued in government throughout the term.

The ALP (NSW) and the Federal Executive of the Australian Labor Party were still divided at the 1935 election and the ALP (Federal) ran candidates in 22 seats without success. The parties were re-united in 1936. Jack Lang remained party leader and Leader of the Opposition throughout the term of the parliament.

Key dates

Date Event
12 April 1935 The Legislative Assembly was dissolved, and writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.
18 April 1935 Nominations for candidates for the election closed at noon.
11 May 1935 Polling day.
10 June 1935 The writs were returned and the results formally declared.
12 June 1935 Opening of 31st Parliament.

Results


New South Wales state election, 11 May 1935
Legislative Assembly
<< 19321938 >>

Enrolled voters 1,347,884[a]
Votes cast 1,255,419 Turnout 96.06 −0.34
Informal votes 39,333 Informal 3.04 0.83
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor (NSW) 532,486 42.42 +2.26 29 + 5
  United Australia 415,485 33.10 –3.64 38 – 3
  Country 162,178 12.92 –0.24 23 ± 0
  Federal Labor 59,694 4.75 +0.51 0 ± 0
  Communist 19,105 1.52 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent UAP 11,114 0.89 +0.21 0 ± 0
  Centre 7,489 0.60 +0.60 0 ± 0
  Independent Labor 3,774 0.30 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Social Credit 1,996 0.16 +0.16 0 ± 0
  Independents 42,098 3.35 +1.17 0 ± 0
Total 1,255,419     90  

See also

Notes

  1. ^ There were 1,528,713 enrolled voters but 180,829 were enrolled in 11 electorates (five UAP, four Country and two Labor) which were uncontested at the election.[1]

References

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "1935 election totals". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  • Nairn, Bede (1995) Jack Lang the 'Big Fella':Jack Lang and the Australian Labor Party 1891-1949 Melbourne University Press Melbourne ISBN 0-522-84700-5 OCLC 34416531