Westralian ministerial election, 1880
All 100% of votes from all citizens of Westralia
50% required to win


5 July 1880 1885
John Forrest Question Mark
Nominee Harold Symons Julian Merlin
Party Democratic Labour National Unity
Electoral district 5 45

The Westralian Ministerial Election of 1875 was the 4th quinquennial ministerial election, held on Monday, 5 July 1880, and determined the next Prime Minister of Westralia. The Democratic Labour Party nominated incumbent Prime Minister Harold Symons for re-election, while the National Unity Party nominated Julian Merlin. Despite Merlin being popular in the rural regions of Westralia, Prime Minister Symons managed to secure the majority of votes, and began his second term as Prime Minister.

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