ID 0390

Parliament of South Australia, Assembly election

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General election for the Assembly South Australia 
Date of election (or first day of voting at elections held over more than one day) 8 April 1933

Government in office and parliamentary support before and after the election

Government in office at election

Premier in office at date of election. (check notes to see if change of Premier since previous election) Robert Stanley Richards
Premier's party affiliation Australian Labor Party 
Assembly support for government at election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Government in office after election

Premier in office after election. Richard Layton Butler [jnr]
Premier's party affiliation Liberal and Country League
Assembly support for government after election Majority 
If coalition, coalition partner(s)  

Enrolment and voting

Total number of voters on the roll 338,576 
Number of Assembly seats 46 
Number of uncontested seats
If uncontested seats, number of voters on the roll in uncontested seats 31,291 
Number of voters on the roll in contested seats 307,285 
Total ballots cast (may differ from number of votes in multiple voting systems) 182,693 
Turnout (rate of voting in contested seats) 59.45% 
Total valid votes 173,789 
Rate of informal (invalid) voting 4.87%
Informal (invalid) ballots in multiple voting system Not applicable
Electoral system Universal franchise at 21 years, multimember districts, contingent voting (see notes) 


South Australia, Assembly votes and seats won

Election held on 8 April 1933
Criteria for the inclusion of parties in this table are set out in the Glossary under 'listed party'

Party Name First preference vote n First preference vote share % Change from previous election % Seats won n Uncontested seats held n Seat share %
Liberal & Country League 60,159  34.62  *     29  63.04 
Australian Labor Party 48,273  27.78  -20.86     13.04 
Premiers Plan Labor 28,319  16.30  *     8.70 
Independents 23,303  13.41  +11.09     6.52 
State (Lang) Labor Party 6,398  3.68  *     6.52 
Single Tax Party 5,429  3.12  +1.80     2.17 
Votes for other than listed parties 1,908  1.10  +0.77          
Totals 173,789  100.00    46  100.00 

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* Party did not contest previous election or did not meet criteria for listing, or contested previous election under a different party name.


Premier in office at election: Richards replaced Hill as premier on 13 February 1933.


Colin A Hughes and B D Graham, A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics 1890-1964, (Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1968, SBN 708102700).