1928 Australian federal election
The 1928 Australian federal election was held in Australia on 17 November 1928. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives and 19 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Nationalist–Country coalition, led by Prime Minister Stanley Bruce won a record fifth consecutive election defeating the opposition Labor Party led by James Scullin.
All 75 seats in the House of Representatives
38 seats were needed for a majority in the House
19 (of the 36) seats in the Senate
Popular vote by state with graphs indicating the number of seats won. As this is an IRV election, seat totals are not determined by popular vote by state but instead via results in each electorate.
The election was held in conjunction with a referendum on Commonwealth–State relations, which was carried.
Future Prime Ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley both entered parliament at this election. Both then lost their seats in the 1931 election and did not re-enter parliament until 1934 and 1940 respectively.
House of Representatives
- Independent: William McWilliams (Franklin, Tas.).
- Twelve members were elected unopposed – three Labor, five Nationalist, and four Country.
|Party||Votes||%||Swing||Seats Won||Seats Held||Change|
Seats changing hands
|Barton, NSW||Nationalist||Thomas Ley||1.0||7.3||6.3||James Tully||Labor|
|Boothby, SA||Nationalist||Jack Duncan-Hughes||7.6||7.7||0.1||John Price||Labor|
|Denison, Tas||Nationalist||John Gellibrand||2.2||2.5||0.3||Charles Culley||Labor|
|Franklin, Tas||Nationalist||Alfred Seabrook||N/A||7.2||1.6||William McWilliams||Independent|
|Fremantle, WA||Independent||William Watson||8.1||1.2||2.1||John Curtin||Labor|
|Herbert, Qld||Nationalist||Lewis Nott||0.3||0.5||0.2||George Martens||Labor|
|Indi, Vic||Country||Robert Cook||6.7||N/A||(Unopposed)||Paul Jones||Labor|
|Lang, NSW||Nationalist||Elliot Johnson||5.9||9.4||3.5||William Long||Labor|
|Macquarie, NSW||Nationalist||Arthur Manning||1.3||6.2||4.9||Ben Chifley||Labor|
|Wakefield, SA||Nationalist||Richard Foster||14.8||24.4||9.6||Maurice Collins||Country|
|Wilmot, Tas||Country||Llewellyn Atkinson||7.0||N/A||4.6||Llewellyn Atkinson||Nationalist|
- Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.