The ALP, with Gough Whitlam as chief, made substantial features within the 1969 election to recuperate a lot of the ground misplaced in the 1966 election. The Liberal/Country Party Coalition Government majority within the House of Representatives was reduced from 40 to 7. The estimated two-celebration preferred swing to the ALP (7.1 per cent) is the very best recorded swing to the ALP in the submit-warfare interval.
The Coalition Government, now led by John Gorton, was returned with less than 50 per cent of the estimated two-get together most well-liked vote (forty nine.eight per cent). The 1966 election resulted in a landslide victory for Harold Holt’s Liberal/Country Party Coalition Government with a majority of forty in a House of Representatives of 124 members.
The ALP performed poorly in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, retaining solely seven of the 52 seats in those states, winning a total overall of forty … Read More