New Ingerland general election, 1917

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1917 General Election

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All 79 seats to the House of Assembly
40 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 68.24

  First party Second party Third party
Leader Robert Stratton Leonard Rollins Alfred Wilson
Party Coalition Ministry Anti-War Liberal Labour Party
Leader since 1915 1908 1905
Seats won 65 6 4
Seat change Increase 13 Decrease 16 Increase 3

Composition of the House of Assembly chamber after the election. Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results

Prime Minister before election

Robert Stratton
Conservative Party

Elected Prime Minister

Robert Stratton
Conservative Party

The New Ingerland general election of 1917 was held on Thursday, 20 September 1917. A Coalition Ministry consisting of Conservatives and pro-war Liberals were elected with a massive majority under the leadership of Robert Stratton. The coalition defeats a rump of anti-war Liberals and the Labour Party, who between them won just 10 seats.

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