1914 Australian federal election
The 1914 Australian federal election was held in Australia on 5 September 1914. The election had been called before the declaration of war in August 1914. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives and all 36 seats in the Senate were up for election, as a result of the first double dissolution being granted. The incumbent Commonwealth Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Cook, was defeated by the opposition Labor Party under Andrew Fisher. Fisher returned for a third term as prime minister.
All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
All 36 seats in the Senate
19 seats were needed for a majority in the Senate
Popular vote by state with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an FPTP election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by state but instead via results in each electorate.
Until the defeat of the Howard Government in 2007, the Cook Government was the only non-Labor Government in Australian history that did not last longer than the Labor government it had replaced.
House of Representatives
- Independents: George Wise (Gippsland, Vic)
- Thirteen members were elected unopposed – seven Labor and six Commonwealth Liberal.
Seats changing hands
|Corio, Vic||Commonwealth Liberal||William Kendell||1.4||3.0||1.2||Alfred Ozanne||Labor|
|Gippsland, Vic||Commonwealth Liberal||James Bennett||5.0||6.0||1.0||George Wise||Independent|
|Grampians, Vic||Commonwealth Liberal||Hans Irvine||3.9||4.2||0.3||Edward Jolley||Labor|
|Indi, Vic||Commonwealth Liberal||Cornelius Ahern||1.8||3.0||1.0||Parker Moloney||Labor|
|Riverina, NSW||Commonwealth Liberal||Franc Falkiner||1.0||3.1||2.1||John Chanter||Labor|
|Werriwa, NSW||Commonwealth Liberal||Alfred Conroy||5.9||5.9||0.0||John Lynch||Labor|
- University of WA election results in Australia since 1890