Appendix 10

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Appendix 10 Party affiliations in the House of Representatives

Party strengths indicated are those after general elections and do not allow for by-elections, changes in affiliation between elections or as a result of elections declared void and recontested.



Year of election i


Labor

Free
Trade

Protect-ionist

Anti-
Social- ist


Liberal   ii

Coun- try Liberal

Nation- alist
Coun- try/
Nation- al iii

United
Austra- lia

NSW
Labor
Non-
comm-unist
Labour

Indep- end-
 ent


Total

1901
14
28
31
2
75
1903
23
25
26
1 iv
75
1906
26
16
27
6 v
75
1910
43
31 vi
1
75
1913
37
38
75
1914
42
32
1
75
1917
22
53 vii
75
1919
26
37
11
1 viii
75
1922
30
5
26
14
1
76 ix
1925
24
37
14
1
76
1928
32
29
13
2 x
76
1929
47
14
10
5 xi
76
1931
15
16
40 xii
4
1
76
1934
18
14
33
9
1
75
1937
29
16
28
2 xiii
75
1940
32
14
23
4
2
75
1943
49
12 xiv
12
2
75
1946
43
17
12 xiv
3
75
1949
48
55
19
1
123 xv
1951
54
52
17
123
1954
59
47
17
123
1955
49
57
18
124
1958
47
58
19
124
1961
62 xvi
45
17
124
1963
52
52
20
124
1966
41
61
21
1
124
1969
59
46
20
125
1972
67
38
20
125
1974
66
40
21
127
1975
36
68
23
127
1977
38
67
19
124
1980
51
54
20
125
1983
75
33
17
125
1984
82
45
21
148
1987
86
43
19
148
1990
78
55
14
1
148
1993
80
49
16
2
147
1996
49
75
1
18
5
148
1998
67 xvii
64
16
1
148
2001
65
68
1
13
3
150
2004
60
74
1
12
3
150
2007
83
55
10
2
150

i Party strengths indicated are those after general elections and do not allow for by-elections, changes in affiliation between elections or as a result of elections declared void and recontested.
ii Members of the Liberal and Country League (SA) are included from 1946.
iii The Country Party was formed after the 1919 election out of Members returned under the endorsement of primary producers organisations. In 1975 name of party changed to National Country Party of Australia. In 1982 name of party changed to National Party of Australia, and in 2003 to the Nationals.
iv Identified by Hughes & Graham as Revenue Tariff.
v Includes 4 Independent Protectionists and 2 Western Australia Party.
vi Derived from elements of former Protectionists and Anti-Socialists. Also referred to during election as Fusion .
vii Formed by elements of Labor Party and former Liberals.
viii Identified by Hughes & Graham as Independent Nationalist.
ix From 1922 total figure includes a Member for the Northern Territory who did not have full voting rights until 1968.
x Includes one Country Progressive.
xi Includes 3 Independent Nationalists and one Country Progressive.
xii Formed by elements of the Labor Party and former Nationalists.
xiii Includes one Independent UAP.
xiv Includes one Liberal Country.
xv From 1949 figure includes a Member for the Australian Capital Territory who did not have full voting rights until 1966.
xvi Although the Labor Party had the same number of seats as the coalition parties (62), 2 of its Members (Northern Territory and the ACT) did not have full voting rights.
xvii Includes one seat filled at a supplementary election held after the first meeting of the new House.

This table has been compiled using House records, C. A. Hughes & B. D. Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890 1964, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1968, pp. 285 422 and G. Sawer, Australian Federal Politics and Law 1901 1929 and Australian Federal Politics and Law 1929 1949. Party affiliations of Members were not officially recorded by the Department of the House of Representatives until 1956. Prior to 1956 contemporary records and subsequent histories do not always agree on the party affiliations of Members.

Updates in red

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