1928 Australian Labor Party
Leadership election

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  James Scullin October 1928-02.jpg
Candidate James Scullin
Caucus vote Unopposed

Leader before election

Matthew Charlton

Elected Leader

James Scullin

A leadership election in the Australian Labor Party, then the opposition party in the Parliament of Australia, was held on 26 April 1928. It saw the election of Leader James Scullin as leader following the retirement of sitting leader Matthew Charlton.


Scullin, then deputy-leader of the ALP, was returned in the caucus ballot unopposed as Charlton's successor. The contest to fill the now vacant deputy-leadership was far less decisive. Arthur Blakeley narrowly defeated Ted Theodore for the position. Norman Makin was elected secretary of the party, to fill the vacancy caused by Blakeley's elevation to deputy leader.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Labour Leader - Mr. Scullin Elected". The Observer. 5 May 1928. p. 53.